Qixi Mi


Qixi Mi    Associate Professor, PI
InstituteSchool of Physical Science and Technology
Research AreaPhysics and chemistry of materials; Renewable energy
Contact Info.miqx@@shanghaitech.edu.cn


Prof. Mi earned his B.S. degree from Peking University in applied chemistry (2003) and his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in chemistry (2009). Later he performed postdoctoral research at California Institute of Technology, taking advantage of a fellowship of the NSF Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI Solar), and then briefly at the Argonne–Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center.                                 

Research Areas

Physics and chemistry of materials; Renewable energy.


The research projects in Mi group include: novel halide semiconductor materials, conversion and utilization of solar energy, solar water splitting for hydrogen generation, photoelectrochemistry, and time-resolved optical/magnetic spectroscopies. The research methods cover theoretical calculations, materials synthesis, device fabrication, as well as measurements and characterizations, enabled by a complete set of research tools.


We are regularly seeking excellent applicants for the position of postdoc or Ph.D. student. Please contact by email if interested.

Selected Publications

(1) Walter, M. G.; Warren, E. L.; McKone, J. R.; Boettcher, S. W.; Mi, Q.; Santori, E. A.; Lewis, N. S. Solar Water Splitting Cells. Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 6446–6473.

(2) Mi, Q.; Zhanaidarova, A.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S. A Quantitative Assessment of the Competition between Water and Anion Oxidation at WO3 Photoanodes in Acidic Aqueous Electrolytes. Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 5694–5700.

(3) Mi, Q.; Ping, Y.; Li, Y.; Cao, B.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Khalifah, P. G.; Galli, G. A.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S. Thermally Stable N2-Intercalated WO3 Photoanodes for Water Oxidation. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 18318–18324.

(4) Mi, Q.; Coridan, R. H.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S. Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Anions by WO3 in Aqueous and Nonaqueous Electrolytes. Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 2646–2653.

(5) Liao, Y.; Liu, H.; Zhou, W.; Yang, D.; Shang, Y.; Shi, Z.; Li, B.; Jiang, X.; Zhang, L.; Quan, L. N.; Quintero-Bermudez, R.; Sutherland, B. R.; Mi, Q.; Sargent, E. H.; Ning, Z. Highly Oriented Low-Dimensional Tin Halide Perovskites with Enhanced Stability and Photovoltaic Performance. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6693–6699.

(6) Shi, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Cui, C.; Li, B.; Zhou, W.; Ning, Z.; Mi, Q. Symmetrization of the Crystal Lattice of MAPbI3 Boosts the Performance and Stability of Metal–Perovskite Photodiodes. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701656.

(7) Li, B.; Long, R.; Xia, Y.; Mi, Q. All-Inorganic Perovskite CsSnBr3 as a Thermally stable, Free-Carrier Semiconductor. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13154–13158.

(8)  Li, B.; Long, R.; Yao, Q.; Zhu, Z.; Mi, Q. Band Alignment Boosts Charge-Carrier Collection in Sn-based Perovskite over Pb Counterparts. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 201910, 3699−3703.

(9) Wu, Z.; Zhang, Q.; Li, B.; Shi, Z.; Xu, K.; Chen, Y.; Ning, Z.; Mi, Q. Stabilizing the CsSnCl3 Perovskite Lattice by B‑Site Substitution for Enhanced Light Emission. Chem. Mater. 201931, 4999−5004.

(10) Shi, Z.; Fang Z.; Wu J.; Chen Y.; Mi, Q. Order–disorder transition of a rigid cage cation embedded in a cubic perovskite. Nat. Commun., 202112, 3548.

(11) Zhu Z.; Mi, Q.  Substituted thiourea as versatile ligands for crystallization control and surface passivation of  tin–based perovskite. Cell Reports Physical Science 20223, 100690.

 (12) Zhu Z.; Jiang X.; Yu D.;Yu N.; Ning Z.; Mi, Q. Smooth and Compact FASnI3 Films for Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with over 14% Efficiency.ACS Energy Lett.2022, 7,  2079–2083.

 (13) Shi, Y.; Zhu, Z.; Miao, D.; Ding, Y.; Mi, Q. Interfacial Dipoles Boost Open-Circuit Voltage of Tin Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 20249, 1895–1897.


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Course provided in fall semester: CHEM1103 General Chemistry I                

 (General Studies Course for undergraduates, syllabus, course information)

Course provided in spring semester: CHEM2231 Spectroscopy                

 (Integrated Course for undergraduates and graduates, course information )

Group Members

Guoping Qin


Graduated from Nankai University


Yi Chen

PhD candidate since 2021

Graduated from ShanghaiTech University


Zhiyu Tao

PhD candidate since 2021

Graduated from ShanghaiTech University


Donghao Miao

PhD candidate since 2022

Graduated from Southern University of Science and Technology


Pengda Zhu

Master's student since 2020

Graduated from East China University of Science and Technology


Zheng Fang

Master's student since 2021

Graduated from ShanghaiTech University


Yuedong Shi

Master's student since 2021

Graduated from East China University of Science and Technology


Daizhen Xiao

Master's student since 2021

Graduated from Jilin University


Qinyu Ning

Master's student since 2022

Graduated from East China University of Science and Technology


Yuchen Ding

Master's student since 2022

Graduated from ShanghaiTech University


Chengwu Ouyang

Master's student since 2023

Graduated from Central South University


Former Members

      Undergraduate Students

                                                         Yi Chen20142018

                                                             Tianyu Shen20142018

                                                             Yu Xia20142018

                                                             Qiqi Zhang20142018

                                                             Xue Fang20152019

                                                             Zhiyu Tao20152019

                                                             Ziyan Wu20152019

                                                             Jingshu Wu20152019

                                                             Jiaqing Zhou20152019

                                                             Zheng Fang20172021

                                                             Hao Li20172021

                                                             Jiangchao Qian20172021

                                                             Kaixin Wang20172021

                                                             Runxuan Zang20172021

                                                             Yuchen Ding20182022

                                                             Zhiyuan Qiao20192023

       Graduate Students

                                                             Binghan LI20132019

                                                             Dechun Qiu20132016

                                                             Yao Wang20132018

                                                             Yi Zhang20132016

                                                             Zhifang Shi20152020

                                                             Ruiying Long20162020

                                                             Tianpeng Xiong20162019

                                                             Qishun Yao20172020

                                                             Yingyue Zhang20172020

                                                             Qiqi Zhang20192022

                                                             Zihao Zhu20182023

        Postdoctoral& Research Associates 

                                                             Yanjun Xiao20142015

                                                             Juan Su20152017

                                                             Yajun Zhou20202023

Group Photos

                                                                Suzhou, May 2015


                                                            Mount Wuyi, May 2017


                                                            Mount Tai, May 2019


                                                           Mount Yandang, May 2021

                                                           Mount huangshan, May 2023