Yiran Zhao

PhD Student

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ISCR - University of Rennes 1

263 Av. du Général Leclerc

Campus de Beaulieu


Rennes 35042


Email : yiran [dot] zhao [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : 0223235109

Office number : Building 10C Room 254

Thesis subject

Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) is a phenomenon of luminescence that is initiated by a step of transferring electrons to the surface of an electrode. On the other hand, photoelectrochemistry on semiconductors (SCs) is an antagonistic phenomenon converting light absorption into electrochemical current. The aim of this thesis is to explore potential technologies coupling ECL and photoelectrochemistry on SC. This will involve preparing and characterizing SCs photoelectrodes and studying their behavior in a solution containing an emissive molecule allowing the generation of ECL.


[1] Zhao, Y., Yu, J., Xu, G., Sojic, N., & Loget, G. (2019). Photoinduced electrochemiluminescence at silicon electrodes in water. Journal of the American Chemical Society141(33), 13013-13016.

[2] Zhao, Y., Yu, J., Bergamini, J. F., Léger, Y., Sojic, N., & Loget, G. (2021). Photoelectrochemistry at semiconductor/liquid interfaces triggered by electrochemiluminescence. Cell Reports Physical Science2(12), 100670.

[3] Zhao, Y., Bouffier, L., Xu, G., Loget, G., & Sojic, N. (2022). Electrochemiluminescence with semiconductor (nano) materials. Chemical Science,13(9), 2528-2550.

[4] Zhao, Y., Descamps, J., Ababou-Girard, S., Bergamini, J. F., Santinacci, L., Léger, Y., ... & Loget, G. (2022). Metal‐Insulator‐Semiconductor Anodes for Ultrastable and Site‐Selective Upconversion Photoinduced Electrochemiluminescence. Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

[5] Descamps, J., Zhao, Y., Yu, J., Xu, G., Léger, Y., Loget, G., & Sojic, N. (2022). Anti-Stokes photoinduced electrochemiluminescence at a photocathode. Chemical Communications.

[6] Zhao, Y., Descamps, J., Le Corre, B., Léger, Y., Kuhn, A., Sojic, N., & Loget, G. (2022). Wireless Anti-Stokes Photoinduced Electrochemiluminescence at Closed Semiconducting Bipolar Electrodes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters13, 5538-5544.