Bowen ZHU, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Flexible Electronics




bowen zhu westlake university
bowen zhu westlake university

Bowen ZHU, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Flexible Electronics





Bowen Zhu received his BS degree in chemistry from Jilin University (China) in 2010. He obtained his PhD degree in materials science in 2016 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, under the supervision of Professor Xiaodong Chen. After his postdoctoral fellow training at Professor Yang Yang's group, UCLA, he joined Professor Wenlong Cheng's group at Monash University in 2017, Australia, as a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow funded by Australian Research Council. He now worked at School of Engineering, Westlake University, China, as an independent Principal Investigator (PI).


Solution processed metal oxide thin film transistors.

Flexible pressure sensing arrays.

Intrinsically stretchable electronics. 

Floating gate memory and resistive random access memory devices.

Representative Publications

1. Jin, P.#; Tang, Y.#; Li, D.; Wang, Y.; Ran, P.; Zhou, C.; Yuan, Y.; Zhu, W.; Liu, T.; Liang, K.; Kuang, C.; Liu, X.; Zhu, B.*; Yang, (Michael) Y.*

Realizing nearly-zero dark current and ultrahigh signal-to-noise ratio perovskite X-ray detector and image array by dark-current-shunting strategy.

Nature Communications. 2023, 14, 626.

2. Wang, Y.#; Liang, K.#; Wang, S.; Cao, Y.; Yin, Y.; Peng, Y.; Ma, X.; Zhu, B.*; Wang, H.*; Hao, Y.

Printable Epsilon-Type Structure Transistor Arrays with Highly Reliable Physical Unclonable Functions.

Advanced Materials. 2023, 35, 2210621.

3. Li, D.; Chen, Y.; Tang, Y.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Li, F.; Wang, Y.; Liu, G.; Song, C.; Meng, L.; Zhu, B.*

Solution-Processed Organic–Inorganic Semiconductor Heterostructures for Advanced Hybrid Phototransistors. (Invited)

ACS Applied Electronic Materials. 2023, DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.2c01218.

4. Xu, T.#; Ren, H.#; Fang, Y.; Liang, K.; Zhang, H.; Li, D.; Chen, Y.; Zhu, B.*; Wang, H.*

Glucose Sensing by Field-Effect Transistors based on Interfacial Hydrogelation of Self-Assembled Peptide.

Applied Materials Today. 2023, 30, 101713.

5. Tang, Y.; Li, D.; Wang, Y.; Li, F.; Chen, Y.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Song, C.; Wang, H.; Zhu, B.*

Flexible, Transparent, Active-Matrix Tactile Sensor Interface Enabled by Solution-Processed Oxide TFTs.

IEEE IEDM, 2022, 24.3.

6. Chen, Y.; Li, D.; Ren, H.; Tang, Y.; Liang, K.; Wang, Y.; Li, F.; Song, C.; Guan, J.; Chen, Z.; Lu, X.; Xu, G.; Li, W.; Liu, S.; Zhu, B.*

Highly Linear and Symmetric Synaptic Memtransistors Based on Polarization Switching in Two‐Dimensional Ferroelectric Semiconductors.

Small 2022, 18, 2203611.

7. Li, D.; Du, J.; Chen, Y.; Wang, Y.; Tang, Y.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Li, F.; Song, C.; Chen, Y.; Meng, L.*; Zhu, B.*

Schottky-Contact Hybrid Phototransistors with Bidirectional Photoresponses for Ultraviolet and Infrared Light Differentiating.

IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2022, 43, 1515-1518.

8. Li, D.#; Jia, Z.#; Tang, Y.; Song, C.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Li, F.; Chen, Y.; Wang, Y.; Lu, X.; Meng, L.; Zhu, B.*

Inorganic–Organic Hybrid Phototransistor Array with Enhanced Photogating Effect for Dynamic Near-Infrared Light Sensing and Image Preprocessing.

Nano Letters, 2022,22, 5434-5442.

9. Jin, P.; Tang, Y.; Xu, X.; Ran, P.; Wang, Y.; Tian, Y.; Huang, Y.; Zhu, B.*; Yang, Y.*

Solution-Processed Perovskite/Metal-Oxide Hybrid X-Ray Detector and Array with Decoupled Electronic and Ionic Transport Pathways.

Small Methods 2022,6, 2200500.

10. Wang, Y.; Shan, X.; Tang, Y.; Liu, T.; Li B.; Jin, P.; Liang, K.; Li, D.; Yang, (Michael) Y.; Shen, H.*; Zhu, B.*; Ji. B.*

Direct Optical Patterning of Nanocrystal-Based Thin-Film Transistors and Light-Emitting Diodes through Native Ligand Cleavage.

ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2022, 5, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.2c01571.

11. Liang, K.; Wang, R.; Ren, H.; Li, D.; Tang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Chen, Y.; Song, C.; Li, F.; Liu, G.; Wang, H.; Leow, W. R.; Zhu, B.*

Printable Coffee-Ring Structures for Highly Uniform All-Oxide Optoelectronic Synaptic Transistors.

Advanced Optical Materials2022, 10, 2201754.

12. Liang, K.; Wang, R.; Huo, B.; Ren, H.; Li, D.; Wang, Y.; Tang, Y.; Chen, Y.; Song, C.; Li, F.; Ji, B.*; Wang, H.*; Zhu, B.*

Fully Printed Optoelectronic Synaptic Transistors Based on Quantum Dot–Metal Oxide Semiconductor Heterojunctions.

ACS Nano, 2022, 16, 8651.

13. Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Wang, Y.; Li, D.; Tang, Y.; Song, C.; Chen, Y.; Li, F.; Wang, H.; Zhu, B.*

Tunable Plasticity in Printed Optoelectronic Synaptic Transistors by Contact Engineering.

IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2022, 43, 882-885.

14. Ding, M.; Liang, K.; Yu, S.; Zhao, X.*; Ren, H.; Zhu, B.*; Hou, X.; Wang, Z.; Tan, P.; Huang, H.; Zhang, Z.; Ma, X.; Xu, G.; Long, S.*

Aqueous-Printed Ga2O3 Films for High-Performance Flexible and Heat-Resistant Deep Ultraviolet Photodetector and Array.

Advanced Optical Materials2022, 10, 2200512.

15. Zhao, M.; Wang, S.; Li, D.; Wang, R.; Li, F.; Wu, M.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Zheng, X.; Guo, C.; Ma, X.; Zhu, B.*; Wang, H.*; Hao, Y.

Silk Protein Based Volatile Threshold Switching Memristors for Neuromorphic Computing. Advanced Electronic Materials 2022,8, 2101139.

16. Ren, H.; Xu, T.; Liang, K.; Li, J.; Fang, Y.; Li, F.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, H.; Li, D.; Tang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Song, C.; Wang, H.*; Zhu, B.*

Self-Assembled Peptides-Modified Flexible Field-Effect Transistors for Tyrosinase Detection. (Invited)

iScience 2022,25, 103673.

17. Ren, H.; Liang, K.; Li, D.; Zhao, M.; Li, F.; Wang, H.; Miao, X.; Zhou, T.; Wen, L.; Lu, Q.; Zhu, B.*

Interface Engineering of Metal-Oxide Field-Effect Transistors for Low-Drift pH Sensing. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2021,8, 2100314.

18. Li, F.; Wang, R.; Song, C.; Zhao, M.; Ren, H.; Wang, S.; Liang, K.; Li, D.; Ma, X.; Zhu, B.*; Wang, H.*; Hao, Y.

A Skin-Inspired Artificial Mechanoreceptor for Tactile Enhancement and Integration.

ACS Nano 2021,15 (10), 16422-16431.

19. Li, D.; Du, J.; Tang, Y.; Liang, K.; Wang, Y.; Ren, H.; Wang, R.; Meng, L.*; Zhu, B.*; Li, Y.

Flexible and Air-Stable Near-Infrared Sensors Based on Solution-Processed Inorganic–Organic Hybrid Phototransistors.

Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31, 2105887.

20. Liang, K.; Li, D.; Ren, H.; Zhao, M.; Wang, H.; Ding, M.; Xu, G.; Zhao, X.; Long, S.; Zhu, S.; Sheng, P.; Li, W.; Lin, X.; Zhu, B.*

Fully Printed High-Performance n-Type Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistors Utilizing Coffee-Ring Effect.

Nano-Micro Letters 2021,13, 164.

21. Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Li, D.; Wang, Y.; Tang, Y.; Zhao, M.; Wang, H.; Li, W.; Zhu, B.*

Fully-Printed Flexible n-Type Tin Oxide Thin-Film Transistors And Logic Circuits.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C2021, 9, 11662-11668.

2021 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue

22. Li, D.; Zhao, M.; Liang, K.; Ren, H.; Wu, Q.; Wang, H.*; Zhu, B.*

Flexible Low-Power Source-Gated Transistors with Solution-Processed Metal–Oxide Semiconductors.

Nanoscale 2020,12 (42), 21610-21616.

2021 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue

We are looking for PhD students, research assistants and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in the field of thin-film transistors, semiconductor materials, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) and polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED) devices. Graduate students in Semiconductor device, materials science and engineering are encouraged to contact Dr. Bowen Zhu by email.