Curators’ Distinguished Professor
Office: 510G Flarsheim Hall
Phone: (816) 235-2288
Fax: (816) 235-5502
Degrees and Experience
B.S. in Geochemistry, USTC, China (1989)
M.S. in Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China (1992)
Ph. D. in Organic / Polymer Chemistry, The University of Chicago (1997)
Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories (1997 – 1998)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (1998 – 2001)
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2001 – 2003)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2003 – 2014)
Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2014 – present)
Honors and Awards
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry (2014)
N. T. Veatch Award for Outstanding Research, UMKC, (2006)
UMKC Trustees’ Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2006)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001)
UMKC Trustees’ Faculty Scholar (2000)
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (1999)
Peng research group focuses on the development of functional/multifunctional materials for electronic, optical, and biomedical applications.
Li, Y.; Shetye, K.; Baral, K.; Jin, L.; Oster, J. D.; Zhu, D.; Peng, Z. “Main-chain polyoxometalate-containing donor–acceptor conjugated copolymers: synthesis, characterization, morphological studies and applications in single-component photovoltaic cells,” RSC Adv., 2016,6, 29909-29919.
Li, Y.; Clevenger, R.; Jin, L.; Kilway, K.; Peng, Z. “Spin-Coated Thin Films of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Exhibiting High SCLC Hole Mobilities,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (2), pp 841–852.
Li, Y.; Dutta, T.; Gerasimchuk, N.; Wu, S.; Shetye, K.; Jin, L.; Wang, R.; Zhu, D.-M., Peng, Z. “Conjugated Foldamers with Unusually High SCLC Hole Mobilities,” ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2015. 7, 9372-9384.
Wang, R.; Li, Y.; Dutta, T.; Jin, L.; Shetye, K.; Li, S.; Peng, Z. “Luminescent Polythiophene-Based Main-Chain Polyoxometalate-Containing Conjugated Polymers with Improved Solar Cell Performance,“ Enr. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 4, 656-663.
Li, Y.; Clevenger, R.; Jin, L.; Kilway, K.; Peng Z. “Unusually high SCLC hole mobility in solution-processed thin films of a polycyclic thiophene-based small-molecule semiconductor,“ J. Mater. Chem. C. 2014, 2, 8180-7183.