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Chuanfei GUO

Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering



Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2011

B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Huazhong U. Sci. & Tech., Wuhan, China, 2006

Professional Experience:

2016-now, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China

2013 – 2016, Research associate, Department of Physics and TcSUH, University of Houston

2011 – 2012, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, Boston College

2006 – 2011, Research assistant, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

The group is focused on novel nanofabrication techniques, flexible electronics, implantable electronics, and nanostructured thin films. We will be interested in the following directions:

1.Flexible electronics: fabrication, physics, and applications. We will be focused on highly stretchable, fatigue-free, transparent, and biocompatible metal networks which can be used as the electrodes for stretchable photoelectronics and implantable electronics.

2.Unconventional methods for micro-/nanofabrication by wrinkling, folding, and so forth. Our work may provide novel techniques for the fabrication of nanostructures with large area and high throughput.

3.Nanostructured thin films: synthesis, characterization, and applications in nano energy and self-cleaning surfaces.

Selected Publications:

1. C. F. Guo, Y. Chen, L. Tang, F. Wang and Z. Ren. Enhancing scratch-resistance by introducing chemical bonding in highly stretchable andtransparent electrodes. Nano Lett. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04290.

2. C. F. Guo, Q. Liu, G. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Suo, C.-W. Chu, Z. Ren. Super-stretchable, transparent, and biocompatible metal electrodes. PNAS 2015, 112, 12332–12337.

3. C. F. Guo, and Z. Ren. Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks. Mater. Today 2015, 18, 143–154.

4. C. F. Guo, Y. Lan, T. Sun, and Z. Ren. Deformation-induced cold-welding for self-healing of super-durable flexible transparent electrodes. Nano Energy 2014, 8, 110-117.

5. C. F. Guo, T. Sun, Q. Liu, Z. Suo, Z. Ren. Highly stretchable and transparent nanomesh electrodes made by grain boundary lithography. Nature Commun. 2014, 5, 3121.

6. C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, Z. Ren. Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in solar energy harvesting devices. Light: Science & Applications 2014, 3, e161.

7. C. F. Guo, T. Sun, Y. Wang, J. Gao, Q. Liu, Z. Ren. Conductive black silicon surface made by silver nanonetwork assisted etching. Small 2013, 9, 2415–2419.

8. C. F. Guo, J. Zhang, M. Wang, Y. Tian, Q. Liu. A Strategy to prepare wafer scale bismuth compound superstructures. Small 2013, 9, 2394–2398.

9. C. F. Guo, J. Zhang, Y. Tian, Qian Liu. A general strategy to superstructured networks and nested self-similar networks of bismuth compounds. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 8746–8752.

10. C. F. Guo, V. Nayyar, Z. Zhang, Y. Chen, Junjie Miao, Rui Huang, and Qian Liu. Path-guided wrinkling of nanoscale metal films. Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 3010–3014.

11. C. F. Guo, Y. Tian, S. Cao, J. Zhang, H. Tang, and Q. Liu. Topotactic transformations of superstructures: from thin films to 2D networks to nested 2D networks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8211–8215.

12. C. F. Guo, J. Zhang, J. Miao, Y. Fan, Q. Liu. MTMO grayscale mask. Opt. Express 2010, 18, 2621.

13. C. F. Guo, Z. Zhang, S. Cao, Q. Liu. Laser direct writing of nanoreliefs in Sn nanofilms. Opt. Lett. 2009, 34, 2820–2822.

14. C. F. Guo, S. Cao, P. Jiang, Y. Fang, J. Zhang, Y. Fan, Y. Wang, W. Xu, Z. Zhao, Q. Liu. Grayscale photomask fabricated by laser direct writing in metallic nano-films. Opt. Express 2009, 17, 19981–19987.


1. Zhifeng Ren, Chuanfei Guo, Yuan Liu, Method of fabricating ultrathin metal films as scratch-resistant flexible transparent electrodes. Application No.: US 62/144 550.

2. Zhifeng Ren, Tianyi Sun, Chuanfei Guo, Composite filter for visible light transmission and long wave reflection, Publication No.: US Patent 2015/0309229 A1.

3. Zhifeng Ren, Tianyi Sun, Chuanfei Guo, Metallic nanomeshes. Publication No.: US20140377579 A1.

4. Chuanfei Guo, Qian Liu, Sihai Cao, Yongsheng Wang, Metal optical grayscale mask and manufacturing method thereof. US patent No.: US 2011/0111331 A1 (Issued on 2012.03.13).

5. Chuanfei Guo, Qian Liu, Sihai Cao, Yongsheng Wang, 金属製光グレイスケールマスクおよびその製造. No.: JP 5558446. (Issued on 2014.06.13)

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