报告题目：Future Materials Research: Computationally Guided R & D in Engineering Functional Materials
报告人：Prof. Lichang Wang (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA，天津大学）
The advancement of many research areas and fields depends critically on the development of functional materials. For instance, generating long-lived transverse excitons in photosensitizers is essential to high performance photovoltaics and efficient photocatalysis. To tune excitons of photosensitizers to achieve the desired results, computational work was used to provide guidance. This presentation illustrates our strategy to generate desirable photosensitizers through computationally characterizing and understanding the excitons generated in organic materials and the results by using different functional groups and creating resonant states of organic dyes to generate Wannier-Mott excitons. The presentation, with other examples as well, to show case that computationally guided research is a viable strategy in R & D of functional materials.