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Dr. Aung Ko Ko Kyaw
Associate Professor

SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholar

IEEE Senior Member


Tel: +86-755-88018531

College of Engineering Building, South Tower 547

1088 Xueyuan Blvd.,
Nanshan District
Shanzhen, Guangdong,
P. R. China, 518055




Dr. Kyaw received both B.Eng. degree and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

He began his post-doctoral fellow career at the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Prof Alan Heeger at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) under A*STAR International Fellowship Program. While working at UCSB, he also joined Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany as a visiting scientist in 2013. He returned to Singapore in 2014 and worked as a Scientist at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering of A*STAR until 2017. Then, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology as an Associate Professor in August 2017.

He has published more than 110
 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communication, Energy and Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Letters and ACS Nano, four book chapters and applied17 patents. He has citation of > 7760 and H-index of 39. He is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Electronic Materials and Guest Editor of Photonics (MDPI).


Awards and Honors

  • World's Top 2% Scientists 2020, 2021, 2022 released by Stanford University

  • IAAM Medal  

  • SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholar, 2017

  • A*STAR Investigatorship 2014 Finalist  

  • Green Talents 2012, awarded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

  • A*STAR International Fellowship

  • PhD prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research

Research Interests

  • Perovskite crystal growth for optoelectronic devices 

  • Organic/molecular materials and devices for energy harvesting, display and artificial skin

  • Flexible/stretchable devices for wearable electronics

  • Material processing for highly ordered conjugated polymers

Research Grants and Projects

  • PI, “Studies on Structural Stability and Optoelectronic Properties of Dion-Jacobson Layered Perovskites via Divalent Cation Engineering for High-Performance Solar Cells”, Research Fund for International Excellent Young Scientists, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 800k RMB

  • PI, "Non-fused ring acceptor for high-efficiency and low-loss organic solar cell", Guangdong Ministry of Education

  • PI, “A new generation of cold chain box for medical treatment combined with thermoelectric and phase change technology”, Industrial project with Chunjun (Shenzhen) Pte Ltd, 540k RMB

  • PI, "Novel Interfacial Layers and Tailoring their Energy-level for Efficient and Long-term Stable Perovskite Solar Cell", Guangdong NSFC, 100k RMB

  • PI, "Phase change materials and system development contract based on medical GSP standard", Chunjun new materials (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, 100k RMB

  • PI, “Novel QuasiTwo-dimensional Perovskite Materials for High Efficiency and Stable Solar Cells”, High-level University Fund, 1 million RMB

  • PI, "Transparent Conductive Polymer Films for ITO-free Optoelectronic Devices", Shenzhen Basic Research Project, 0.5 million RMB

  • PI, Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Commission, Start-up Research Grant, "Charge transport in highly ordered conjugated polymers", 5 million RMB

  • PI, SUSTech Start-up Matching Fund, 1 million RMB

  • PI, National Thousand Talents Program Start-up Research Grant, 2 million RMB

  • Co-PI, Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Council Peacock Team Project,  "X-LED advanced lighting and display technology research and development", 40 million RMB


Kyaw Research Group
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