Dr. Yvonne Soon Ying Woan

Assistant Professor


Educational Qualifications: B.A. (Oxon), MRes, PhD (Imperial College London)

Research Interests

  • Polymer solar cells
  • Photophysical study
  • Transient absorption study
  • Photostability of organic materials


  • SP-2303 Quantum mechanics and Atomic physics
  • SP-2306 Condensed matter physics
  • SE-5102 Basic of renewable energy conversion


  • Huang, Z. et al. Optimisation of diketopyrrolopyrrole:fullerene solar cell performance through control of polymer molecular weight and thermal annealing. J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 19282–19289 (2014).
  • Soon, Y. W. et al. Material Crystallinity as a Determinant of Triplet Dynamics and Oxygen Quenching in Donor Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Devices. Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 1474–1482 (2014).
  • Bronstein, H. et al. Thieno[3,2- b ]thiophene-diketopyrrolopyrrole Containing Polymers for Inverted Solar Cells Devices with High Short Circuit Currents. Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 5647–5654 (2013).
  • Bronstein, H. et al. Isostructural, Deeper Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital Analogues of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) for High-Open Circuit Voltage Organic Solar Cells. Chem. Mater. 25, 4239–4249 (2013).
  • Soon, Y. W. et al. Correlating triplet yield, singlet oxygen generation and photochemical stability in polymer/fullerene blend films. Chem. Commun. (Camb). 49, 1291–3 (2013).