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Yuljae Cho
Associate Professor, JI
Office 544
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5441
Email yuljae.cho@sjtu.edu.cn
Webpage https://sites.ji.sjtu.edu.cn/yuljae-cho


Ph.D. Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2018)
B.E. Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2013)

Work Experience

2020 – pres. Assistant Professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019 – 2020 Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
2018 – 2019 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Honors and Awards

  • Exeter College, University of Oxford, Awarded College Academic Fund (2014)
  • University of Oxford, Awarded Research Studentship (2013-2017)
  • Korea University, Awarded Semesters High Honor (2011-2012)

Research Interests

  • Energy conversion/ energy harvesting – piezoelectric/triboelectric nanogenerators, photovoltaics
  • Electronic and optoelectronic devices based on nanomaterials and structures
  • Nanomaterials synthesis and functionalization for advanced device applications

Selected Publications

  • Y. Cho, S. Pak, Y. Lee, J. S. Hwang, P. Giraud, G. An, S. Cha, “Hybrid smart fiber with spontaneous self-charging mechanism for sustainable wearable electronics”, Advanced Functional Materials, 30, 1908479 (2020). Cover Article.
  • S. Pak, Y. Cho, J. Hong, J. Lee, S. Lee, B. Hou, G. An, Y. Lee, J. E. Jang, H. Im, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Consecutive Junction-Induced Efficient Charge Separation Mechanisms for High-Performance MoS2/Quantum Dot Phototransistors”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 38264-38271 (2018). Cover Article.
  • Y. Cho, S. Lee, J. Hong, S. Pak, B. Hou, Y. Lee, J. E. Jang, H. Im, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Sustainable Hybrid Energy Harvester based on Air Stable Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Generator”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6, 12440-12446 (2018). JMCA 2018 HOT Paper.
  • Y. Cho, B. Hou, J. Lim, S. Lee, S. Pak, J. Hong, P. Giraud, A Jang, Y. Lee, J. Lee, J. E. Jang, H. J. Snaith, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Balancing Charge Carrier Transport in a Quantum Dot P–N Junction toward Hysteresis-Free High-Performance Solar Cells”, ACS Energy Letters, 3, 1036–1043 (2018).
  • Y. Cho, P. Giraud, B. Hou, Y. Lee, J. Hong, S. Lee, S. Pak, J. Lee, J. E. Jang, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Charge Transport Modulation of a Flexible Quantum Dot Solar Cell using a Piezoelectric Effect”, Advanced Energy Materials, 8, 1700809 (2018). Cover Article.
  • Y. Cho, D. Ahn, J. B. Park, S. Pak, S. Lee, B. O. Jun, J. Hong, S. Y. Lee, J. E. Jang, J. Hong, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Enhanced ferroelectric property of P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) film using room temperature crystallisation for high performance ferroelectric device applications”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2, 1600225 (2016). Cover Article.
  • Y. Cho, J. B. Park, B. Kim, J. Lee, W. Hong, I. Park, J. E. Jang, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Enhanced energy harvesting based on surface morphology engineering of P(VDF-TrFE) film”, Nano Energy, 16, 524–532 (2015).
  • J. Hong, B. Hou, J. Lim, S. Pak, B. Kim, Y. Cho, J. Lee, Y. Lee, P. Giraud, S. Lee, J. B. Park, S. M. Morris, H. J. Snaith, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Enhanced charge carrier transport properties in colloidal quantum dots solar cells via organic and inorganic hybrid surface passivation”, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 4, 18769–18775 (2016). Cover Article.
  • B. Hou, Y. Cho, B. S. Kim, J. Hong, J. B. Park, S. J. Ahn, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Highly monodispersed PbS quantum dots for outstanding cascaded-junction solar cells”, ACS Energy Letters, 1, 834–839 (2016).
  • J. Lee, S. Pak, Y. Lee, Y. Cho, J. Hong, P. Giraud, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Monolayer optical memory cells based on artificial trap-mediated charge storage and release”, Nature Communications, 8, 14734 (2017).
  • B. Hou, Y. Cho, J. B. Park, D. Ahn, S. Lee, B. S. Kim, J. Hong, S. M. Morris, J. I. Sohn, S. Cha, J. M. Kim, “Red Green Blue Emissive Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots: Heterogeneous Synthesis and Applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5, 3692-3698 (2017). Cover Article.
  • J. Lee, S. Pak, P. Giraud, Y. Lee, Y. Cho, J. Hong, A. Jang, H. Chung, H. Y. Jeong, H. S. Shin, L. G. Occhipinti, S. M. Morris, S. Cha, J. I. Sohn, J. M. Kim “Thermodynamically stable synthesis of large-scale and highly-crystalline transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and their unipolar n-n heterojunction devices”, Advanced Materials, 29, 1702206 (2017). Cover Article.
  • G. An, J. Hong, S. Pak, Y. Cho, S. Lee, B. Hou, S. Cha, “2D Metal Zn Nanostructure Electrodes for High-Performance Zn Ion Supercapacitors”, Advanced Energy Materials, 10, 1902981 (2020). Cover Article.

Professional Service

  • 2018 – pres. American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2019 – pres. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • 2019 – 2020 Associate Member, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge