My current research interests are in the areas of liquid crystalline organic semiconductors for OFETs. General research emphasis has been on the synthesis, characterisation and application of conjugated liquid-crystalline molecules for use as the charge transporting layers in SAMFETs, which are expected to exhibit a bulk-like carrier mobility, large current modulation as well as high reproducibility. In addition, my research also covers the preparation and characterisation of graphene. It can be produced by non-chemical, solution-phase exfoliation of graphite in organic solvents. Graphene-based FET is also highly anticipated to be fabricated.
I was brought up in a quiet and pleasant town of Jilin Province, China. Thanks to the civilizing influence of my parents, I always had an inkling that my future lay in science and technology. This ultimately resulted in the decision to pursue a career in Chemistry, which really started in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. I successfully obtained the polybutadiene featuring higher cis-1,4 content and narrower MWD based on a homogeneous Nd phosphate catalyst supervised by Prof. Weimin Dong. Upon completing this degree, I found however that I was still keen to learn new things, and pursue other dreams. To this aim, I moved to Beijing in 2005 and worked for Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., the largest TFT-LCD manufacturer in China. As a R&D electronic engineer, I was responsible for designing and developing unique wide viewing angle liquid crystal modes (AFFS) with higher transmittance and better image quality using new driving field and switching principle.
More recently, I just realized that the field of chemistry plus electronics has still been an unwavering companion and a source of intellectual interest. To continue my dream, I am currently undertaking my PhD with Prof. Turner in the field of organic electronics.
- Hu Ming, Lu Kexin. “a-Si Robust Gate Driver Shift Register for Novel LCD Panels”, patent pending, 2008.
- Lu Kexin, Zheng Lei, Dong Weimin, Zhang Xuequan. “Modified Nd(P507)3 Catalyst for 1,3-Butadiene Polymerization”, International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry 2004′ China, 2004(6), pp.224-225.
- Li Guijuan, Li Yi, Tao Chao-yang, Lu Kexin, Chen Yan-mo. “Structures and Morphologies of PET/PEN/1,3:2,4-Benzylidene-D-Sorbierite”, China Plastics, 18(7): 71-74 (2004).