Lifeng Dong

Professor - Physics; Department Chair - Physics
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > Robbins Science Center > Robbins Science Center RSC 117

Lifeng Dong is the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics at Hamline University. Professor Dong received his PhD and MS in physics from Portland State University after completing his MS in materials science and engineering and BS in mechanical engineering at Qingdao University of Science and Technology in China.

Professor Dong has obtained 22 patents and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Chemical Communications, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, and Carbon, just to mention a few. He has received numerous research awards including Distinguished Scholar Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society (2003), National Center for Electron Microscopy Visiting Scientist Fellowship (2007), and Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2010). Professor Dong currently works with his collaborators and students to design, synthesize/fabricate, and characterize nanoscale materials and devices (including solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors, lithium batteries, field effect transistors, and biosensors) for energy conversion and storage as well as water purification and desalination.

In Professor Dong’s courses, students learn how to integrate what they have learned in the classroom with research projects and designs as well as develop communication skills including writing, reading, listening, and speaking through peer instruction lectures and computer-aided teaching.

“Let knowledge serve the community! Learning is a process to develop yourself to tackle difficult problems and contribute what you have to help others.”

-Lifeng Dong

Q. Sun*, Y. Hong, T. Zang, Q. H. Liu, L. Y. Yu, and L. F. Dong*, “The Application of Heterostructured SrTiO3-TiO2 Nanotube Arrays in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, H3069-H3075 (2018).

Q. Sun*, Y. Hong, Q. H. Liu, and L. F. Dong*, "Synergistic Operation of Photocatalytic Degradation and Fenton Process by Magnetic Fe3O4 Loaded TiO2", Applied Surface Science, 430, 399-406 (2018).

J. G. Feng*, H. Z. Dong, L. Y. Yu*, and L. F. Dong*, "The Optical and Electronic Properties of Graphene Quantum Dots with Oxygen-containing Groups: a Density Functional Theory Study", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5, 5984-5993 (2017).

F. F. Shao, L. F. Dong*, H. Z. Dong, Q. Zhang, M. Zhao, L. Y. Yu, B. L. Pang, and Y. J. Chen, “Graphene Oxide Modified Polyamide Reverse Osmosis Membranes with Enhanced Chlorine Resistance”, Journal of Membrane Science, 525, 9-17 (2017).

F. F. Shao*, C. W. Xu, W. B. Ji, H. Z. Dong, Q. Sun, L. Y. Yu*, and L. F. Dong*, "Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly TiO2 and Graphene Oxide on Polyamide Reverse Osmosis Membranes with Improved Membrane Durability", Desalination, 423, 21-29 (2017).

K. Li, F. Xia, M. Wang, P. Sun, T. T. Liu, W. P. Hu, W. J. Kong, M. J. Yun*, and L. F. Dong, "Discrete Talbot Effect in Dielectric Graphene Plasmonic Waveguide Arrays", Carbon, 118, 192-199 (2017).

Y. J. Chen*, S. B. Liu, Z. H. Shi, J. H. Yu, H. Z. Dong, Y. Qin, L. Y. Yu*, and L. F. Dong*, "Effect of Electronic Coupling on the Electrocatalytic Performance of Ag-MFe2O4 (M = Co, Mn) Nanocomposites", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164, F1483-F1488 (2017).

Y. J. Chen*, S. B. Liu, L. Y. Yu*, Q. H. Liu, Y. T. Wang, and L. F. Dong*, "Efficient Carbon-Supported Ag-MFe2O4 (M=Co, Mn) Core-Shell Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions in Alkaline Media", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 11304-11311 (2017).

Q. Sun, Y. Hong, Q. H. Liu, M. Zhang, L. Y. Yu*, and L. F. Dong*, "Growth of Nitrogen-doped Rutile TiO2 Nanorod Arrays and their Improved Performance in All-solid-state Solar Cells", Materials Research Express, 4, 075023 (2017).

Q. Q. Zhu, X. C. Bao, J. H. Yu, D. Q. Zhu, M. Qiu, R. Q. Yang, and L. F. Dong*, “Compact Layer Free Perovskite Solar Cells with a High-Mobility Hole-Transporting Layer”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 2652-57 (2016).

K.Q. Wang, J. Dong*, L. P. Sun, H. Y. Chen, Y. Wang, C. X. Wang, and L. F. Dong*, “Effects of Elemental Doping on the Photoluminescence Properties of Graphene Quantum Dots”, RSC Advances, 6, 91225-91232 (2016).

B. L. Pang, L. F. Dong*, S. Ma, H. Z. Dong, and L. Y. Yu, “Performance of FTO-Free Conductive Graphene-Based Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, RSC Advances, 6, 41287-41293 (2016).

X. X. Wu, M. J. Yun, M. Wang, C. Liu, K. Li, X. H. Qin, W. J. Kong, and L. F. Dong, "Self-Imaging in Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays at Visible Wavelengths", Carbon, 108, 47-51 (2016).

Q. Q. Zhu, X. C. Bao, J. H. Yu, D. Q. Zhu, Q. Zhang, C. T. Gu, H. Z. Dong, R. Q. Yang, and L. F. Dong*, “Low-temperature, Solution-processed Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide as Electron Transport Layer for Stable Efficient Polymer Solar Cells”, Thin Solid Films, 605, 202-207 (2016).

Q. H. Liu, Q. Sun, M. Zhang, Y. Li, M. Zhao, and L. F. Dong*, “Enhanced Photoelectrical Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Double-Layer TiO2 on Perovskite SrTiO3 Substrate”, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 122(4), 1-5, (2016).

Q. Q. Zhu, X. C. Bao, J. H. Yu, R. Q. Yang* and L. F. Dong*, “Simple Synthesis of Solution-Processable Oxygen-Enriched Graphene as Anode Buffer Layer for Efficient Organic Solar Cells”, Organic Electronics, 27, 143-150 (2015).