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Kun Lou

Energy Conversion and Storage


Supervising Faculty: Tom Zawodzinski

Lou earned his Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, China where he was born and raised. He received his Master degree in Chemical Engineering from University at Buffalo. He started his research during his senior year at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences where he conducted synthesis and characterization of one-dimensional photosensitizing nanomaterials for energy conversion. His undergraduate research thesis focused on electrochemical reduction and deposition of graphene oxide onto transparent conductive substrates. His research at Buffalo included design and synthesis of DNA molecular probe, organic synthesis, analytical chemistry and photochemistry.


Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering - Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Kun Lou, Jonathan Lovell. A quenched binuclear Ruthenium (II) dimer activated by another photosensitizer. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 3231-3233

Kun Lou, Jonathan F Lovell. Opportunities for new photodynamic molecular beacon designs, Chapter 27 in Engineering in Translational Medicine, Springer, 2013

Qiu J, Zhuge F, Lou K , et al. A facile route to aligned TiO2 nanotube arrays on transparent conducting oxide substrates for dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Mater. Chem. 2011;21(13): 5062-8

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