Le He Professor

He, Le


Education and Professional Experience

Post-Doc (2013-2015), University of Toronto

Ph.D. (2013), University of California Riverside

B.S. (2008), Nanjing University


Research Interests

Our research focuses on the assembly, property and application of functional nanostructured optical/photonic materials. Through various self-assembly strategies, we aim to fabricate novel functional nanostructures and nanodevices with tunable properties for various demanding applications, especially solar energy conversion fields. Specifically, our research topics include:

• Smart Nanoscale Optical Materials

• Assembly of Nonspherical Colloidal Particles into Functional Structures

• Solar Light Driven Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Selected Publications

1. He, L.*; Wood, T.; Wu, B.; Dong, Y.; Hoch, L.; Reyes, L.; Wang, D.; Kübel, C.; Qian, C.; Jia, J.; Liao, K.; O'Brien, P.; Sandhel, A.; Loh, J.; Szymanski, P.; Kherani, N.; Sum, T.; Mims, C.; and Ozin, G.* "Spatial Separation of Charge Carriers in In2O3-x(OH)y Nanocrystal Superstructures for Enhanced Gas Phase Photocatalytic Activity", ACS Nano 201610, 5578-5586.

2. Sun, W.; Qian, C.; He, L.*; Ghuman, K.; Wong, A.; Jia, J.; O'Brien, P.; Reyes, L.; Wood, T.; Helmy, A.; Mims, C.; Singh, C.; Ozin, G.* " Heterogeneous Reduction of CO2 by Hydride-Terminated Silicon Nanocrystals", Nat. Commun. 2016, in Press.

3.He, L.; Janner, M.; Lu, Q.; Wang, M.; Ma, H. and Yin, Y. “Magnetochromatic Thin Film Microplates”,Adv. Mater. 201527, 86-92. (equal contribution)

4. He, L.; Wang, M.; Zhang, Q.; Lu, Y.; Yin, Y. “Magnetic Assembly and Patterning of General Nanoscale Materials through Nonmagnetic Templates”, Nano Lett. 201313, 264-271.

5. He, L.; Wang, M.; Ge, J.; Yin, Y. "Magnetic Assembly Route to Colloidal Responsive Photonic Nanostructures", Acc. Chem. Res. 201245, 1431-1440.

6. He, L.; Hu, Y.; Wang, M.; Yin, Y. "Determination of Solvation Layer Thickness by A Magneto-photonic Approach", ACS Nano. 20126, 4196-4202.

7. He, L.; Hu Y.; Kim, H.; Ge, J.; Kwon, S. and Yin, Y. “Magnetic Assembly of Nonmagnetic Particles into Photonic Crystal Structures”, Nano Lett. 201010, 4708–4714.