Project title: Constructing novel lanthanide-doped luminescent materials

Lanthanides are a group of 15 chemically similar elements from lanthanum (La) to lutetium (Lu). These elements feature partially filled 4f shells and the f-f electron transitions can result in photoluminescence with large anti-Stokes shifts, long excited-state lifetimes, and sharp emission bandwidths. In this project, we focus on tuning the interplay of lanthanide interactions in nanostructured materials toward deliberate control of optical excitation and emission that promotes the development of integrated optoelectronic devices and biological sensor systems.

Supervisor: Dr. F. Wang (

Suitable for: M.Phil./Ph.D.