HE Zikai
G809, HIT Campus of the Univerisity Town of Shenzhen (518055)
1. Functional Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons for Organic Optical and Electronic Applications
2. Aggregation-induced Emission: Material and Mechanism
3. Organic Light-Emitting Transistors and Organic Micro-Nano Lasers
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, Advisor: Professor Qian Miao
University of Science and Technology of China, Chemistry, Bachelor, Advisor: Professor Yao Fu
From 2016.09
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), School of Science, Associate Professor
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow, Advisor: Professor Ben Zhong Tang
the Start-up Funding for New Teachers, HIT Shenzhen,100,000 RMB.
the Research Foundation for Introduced Talent Scholars, HIT Shenzhen ,3,000,000 RMB.
the National Natural Science Foundation of China,250,000 RMB.
the Science and Technology Plan of Shenzhen,500,000 RMB.
1. Ben Zhong Tang, Weijun Zhao, Zikai He. “Persistent and Efficient Purely Organic Room Temperature Phosphorescent Materials” US provisional patent filed (Application Serial No. No. 62/495,074).
2. Qian Miao, Danqing Liu, Zikai He. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Novel Phosphonic Acids, and Their Application as a General Dielectric Surface for High-Performance Organic Thin Film Transistors”. Open No. CN105636968A (2016-06-01);US20150364684 (2015-12-17).
3. Benzhong Tang, Zikai He, Wing YIP Lam. “Aggregation-Induced Emission and Aggregation-Promoted Photochromism of Bis(diarylmethylene)-dihydroacenes”. WO 2016/050204 A1 (2016-04-07).
Corresponding Author
1. Meijuan Jiang, Zikai He*, Yilin Zhang, Herman H-Y. Sung, Jacky Wing Yip Lam, Qian Peng, Yongli Yan, Kam Sing Wong, Ian Duncan Williams, Yong Sheng Zhao and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Development of benzylidene-methyloxazolone based AIEgens and decipherment of their working mechanism.” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2017, 5, 7191–7199.
This article is part of the themed collection: 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers.

First Author
1. Zikai He, Chunqiao Ke, Ben Zhong Tang*. “Journey of Aggregation-Induced Emission Research.” ACS Omega, 2018, 3 (3), 3267–3277. (Invited Perspective)
2. Zikai He, Weijun Zhao, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Qian Peng*, Huili Ma, Guodong Liang, Zhigang Shuai, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “White light emission from a single organic molecule with dual phosphorescence at room temperature.” Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 416. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00362-5.
3. Zikai He, Liang Shan, Ju Mei, Hong Wang, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Xiao Gu, Qian Miao* and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Aggregation-induced emission and aggregation-promoted photochromism of bis(diphenylmethylene)dihydroacenes.” Chemical Science, 2015, 6, 3538–3543.
4. Zikai He, Liuqing Zhang, Tian Zhang, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Zhigang Shuai, Yong Qiang Dong* and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Polymorphism-Dependent and Switchable Emission of Butterfly-Like Bis(diarylmethylene)dihydroanthracenes.” Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 27, 6601–6607.
5. Zikai He, Erjing Wang, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Yang Li, Zhenyang Lin, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “An Aggregation-Induced Emission-Active Macrocycle: Illusory Topology of the Penrose Stairs.”ChemPlusChem, 2015, 8, 1245–1249.
6. Zikai He, Xiaomin Xu, Xing Zheng, and Qian Miao*. “Conjugated macrocycles of phenanthrene: a new segment of [6,6]-carbon nanotube and solution-processed organic semiconductors.” Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 4525–4531.
7. Zikai He, Danqing Liu, Renxin Mao, Qin Tang, and Qian Miao*. “Hydrogen-Bonded Dihydrotetraazapentacenes.” Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 1050–1053.
8. Zikai He, Renxin Mao, Danqing Liu, and Qian Miao*. “Highly Electron-Deficient Hexaazapentacenes and Their Dihydro Precursors.” Organic Letters, 2012, 16, 4190–4193.

Co-First Author
1. Weijun Zhao,† Zikai He,† Jacky W. Y. Lam, Qian Peng*, Huili Ma, Zhigang Shuai, Bongxun Bai, Jianhua Hao, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Rational Molecular Design for Achieving Persistent and Efficient Pure Organic Room-Temperature Phosphorescence.” Chem, 2016, 1, 592–602.
Highlighted by AAAS in EurekAlert: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-10/cp-cdo100616.php
Highlighted by C&EN: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i41/Getting-organic-glow.htm
Highlighted by 新华社: http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2016-10/15/c_1119723349.htm
Highlighted by Sciencedaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161013155251.htm
Highlighted by Chem: http://www.cell.com/chem/fulltext/S2451-9294(16)30156-5
2. Erjing Wang,† Zikai He,† Engui Zhao, Luming Meng, Christian Schütt, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Xuhui Huang, Rainer Herges*, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Aggregation-Induced Emission Active Macrocycle Exhibiting Analogous Triply and Singly Twisted Möbius Topologies.” Chemistry-A European Journal, 2015, 21, 11707–11711.

1. Haoke Zhang, Xiaoyan Zheng, Ni Xie, Zikai He, Junkai Liu, Nelson L. C. Leung, Yingli Niu, Xuhui Huang, Kam Sing Wong, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Herman H.Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Anjun Qin, Jacky W. Y. Lam, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Why do simple molecules with “isolated” phenyl rings emit visible light?” Journal of American Chemistry Society, 2017, 139 (45), 16264–16272.
2. Xiujuan Shi, Chris Y. Y. Yu, Huifang Su, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Meijuan Jiang, Zikai He, Jacky Wing Yip Lam and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Red-emissive antibody-AIEgen conjugate for turn-on and wash-free imaging of specific cancer cell.” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 7014–7024.
3. Chao Chen, Zhegang Song, Xiaoyan Zheng, Zikai He, Bin Liu*, Xuhui Huang, Deling Kong, Dan Ding*, and Ben Zhong Tang.* “AIEgen-based theranostic system: targeted imaging of cancer cells and adjuvant amplification of antitumor efficacy of paclitaxel.” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 2191–2198
4. Yuncong Chen, Weijie Zhang, Yuanjing Cai, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Yubing Hu, Jacky Wing Yip Lam, Xinggui Gu, Zikai He, Zheng Zhao, Xiaoyan Zheng, Bin Chen, Chen Gui and Ben Zhong Tang*. “AIEgens for dark through-bond energy transfer: design, synthesis, theoretical study and its application in ratiometric Hg2+ sensing.” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 2047–2055
5. Zheng Zhao, Huifang Su, Pengfei Zhang, Yuanjing Cai, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Yuncong Chen, Zikai He, Xinggui Gu, Xuewen He, Herman H-Y. Sung, Ian D Williams, Jacky Wing Yip Lam, Zhenfeng Zhang and Ben Zhong Tang.* “Polyyne Bridged AIE Luminogen with Red Emission: Design, Synthesis, Property and Application.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2017, 5, 1650–1657.
6. Xiao Gu, Bowen Shan, Zikai He, Qian Miao*. “N-Phenylated N-Heteroacenes: Synthesis, Structures, and Properties.” ChemPlusChem, 2017, 82, 1034–1038.
7. Haiqin Deng, Zikai He, Jacky W. Y. Lam, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “Regio- and stereoselective construction of stimuli-responsive macromolecules by a sequential coupling-hydroamination polymerization route.” Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 8297–8305.
8. Xinggui Gu, Hong Wang, Jesse Roose, Zikai He, Yue Zhou, Yongli Yan, Yuanjing Cai, Heping Shi, Yilin Zhang, Herman H. Y. Sung, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Qian Miao, Yongsheng Zhao, Kam Sing Wong, Ian D Williams, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “A Luminescent Nitrogen-Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Synthesized by Photocyclodehydrogenation with Unprecedented Regioselectivity.” Chemistry-A European Journal, 2015, 21, 17973 –17980.
9. Danqing Liu, Zikai He, Yaorong Su, Ying Diao, Stefan C B Mannsfeld, Zhenan Bao, Jianbin Xu, and Qian Miao*. “Self-assembled monolayers of cyclohexyl-terminated phosphonic acids as a general dielectric surface for high-performance organic thin-film transistors.” Advanced Materials, 2014, 22, 7190–7196.
10. Zhegang Song, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Engui Zhao, Zikai He, Yuning Hong, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Bin Liu, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “A Ratiometric Fluorescent Probe Based on ESIPT and AIE Processes for Alkaline Phosphatase Activity Assay and Visualization in Living Cells.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 17245–17254.
11. Danqing Liu, Xiaomin Xu, Yaorong Su, Zikai He, Jianbin Xu, Qian Miao*. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Phosphonic Acids with Enhanced Surface Energy for High-Performance Solution-Processed N-Channel Organic Thin Film Transistors.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 6222–6227.
12. Danqing Liu, Zhefeng Li, Zikai He, Jianbin Xu, and Qian Miao*. “Induced crystallization of rubrene with diazapentacene as the template.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 4396–4400.

Book Chapter
1. Zikai He, Engui Zhao, Jacky W. Y. Lam, and Ben Zhong Tang*. “New Mechanistic Insights into the AIE Phenomenon”. Aggregation-Induced Emission: Materials and Applications, Volume 1, Chapter 2, p5-20. ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016.
1. 2017, 06, 18-23, 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore. Symposium C and Symposium T, “Highly Emissive Pentagonal Phenyl-Expanded Radialene: Synthesis, Structure, and the Precursor for Carbon Nanosheet.” Zikai He, Ben Zhong Tang*. (Oral presentation)
Inorganic Chemistry
School of Civil and Environment Engineering,Year 1,67 students,2017 Fall semester,66 classes。