Dr Than Zaw Oo

Dr Than Zaw Oo
Current Position
Professor of Physics, Universities’ Research Centre
Field of Study
Materials Science
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2011.
He led a research group at Materials Research Laboratory, University of Mandalay from 2013 to 2018. He was a visiting scientist at Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N), Singapore in Jun-Sep 2018. He is conducting as a reviewer in International Journal of Materials Science and Applications (Science PG) and Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Springer). He is currently a core member of International Cooperation Office (ICO) of UY and a secretary of new BSc curriculum working group of UY.

Research Interest
Development and characterization of novel materials (Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures and Semiconducting Metal Oxides) for Photovoltaics, Electrochromics and Photocatalysis

Major publications
[1] Than Zaw Oo, Nripan Mathews, Lydia H. Wong, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Achmad Zen, Christoph Treutler “Ultrathin Metal Nanowires for Plasmon Enhanced Solar Cells/ NANOFILS MÉTALLIQUES ULTRA-FINS POUR DES CELLULES SOLAIRES RENFORCÉES EN PLASMON” International publication number_WO/2012/137037(11/Oct/ 2012) Patent

[2] M. Krishnaiah, R. Ravi Kumar, Thanzaw Oo and Pho Kaung “4-(4-Chlorophenyl)-5-phenylisoxazole” Acta Cryst. E65 (2009) o2324 [doi:10.1107/S1600536809034254]

[3] Ravi Kumar. R., M. Krishnaiah, Thanzaw Oo, Pho Kaung and N. Jagadeesh Kumar “(E)-3-[2-(4-Chlorophenylsulfonyl)vinyl]- 6-methyl-4H-chromen-4-one” Acta Cryst. E65 (2009) o2760 [doi:10.1107/S1600536809041300]

[4] M. Krishnaiah, R. Ravi Kumar, Thanzaw Oo, Thetmar Win and S. Ghouse Peeran “1-(2-Bromo-1,2-diphenyl-ethenesulfonyl)- 4-methylbenzene” Acta Cryst. E65 (2009) o2780 [doi:10.1107/S1600536809042184]

[5] T.Z.Oo, N.Mathews, T.L. Tam, G. C. Xing, T. C. Sum, A. Sellinger, L.H. Wong, S.G. Mhaisalkar “Investigation of Photophysical, Morphological and Photovoltaic Behavior of Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Polymer/Oligomer Blends” Thin Solid Film, 518 (2010) 5292–5299 [doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2010.04.115] (IF = 1.939)

[6] Than Z. Oo, Nripan Mathews, Guichuan Xing, Bo Wu, Bengang Xing, Lydia H. Wong, Sum Tze Chien, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar “Ultrafine Gold Nanowire Networks as Plasmonic Antennae in Organic Photovoltaics” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(10) (2012) 6453-6458 [dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp2099637] (IF = 4.189)

[7] Than Z. Oo, Devi Chandra R Panicker, Natalia Yantara, Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar, Lydia H. Wong, Nripan Mathews, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar “Zinc Tin Oxide (ZTO) Electron Transporting Buffer Layer in Inverted Organic Solar Cell” Organic electronics, 13 (2012) 870-874 [doi:10.1016/j.orgel.2012.01.011] (IF = 3.500)

[8] Mrunal. A. Khaderbad, Verawati Tjoa, Than Z. Oo, Jun Wei, Madhu Sheri, Ravikanth Mangalampalli, V. Ramgopal Rao, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Nripan Mathews “Facile fabrication of graphene devices through metalloporphyrin induced photocatalytic reduction” RSC Advances, 2 (2012) 4120-4124 [doi: 10.1039/C2RA00792D] (IF = 3.070)

[9] Bo Wu, Xinfeng Liu, Than Zaw Oo, Guichuan Xing, Nripan Mathews and Tze Chien Sum “Resonant Aluminum Nanodisk Array for Enhanced Tunable Broadband Light Trapping in Ultra-thin Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Devices” Plasmonics, 7(4) (2012) 677-684 [doi: 10.1007/s11468-012-9358-0] (IF = 2.335)

[10] Bo Wu, Than Zaw Oo, Xianglin Li, Xinfeng Liu, Xiangyang Wu, Edwin Kok Lee Yeow, Hongjin Fan, Nripan Mathews and Tze Chien Sum “Efficiency enhancement in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells integrated with large area Ag nano-triangle arrays” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (28) (2012) 14820–14825 [dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp303672f] (IF = 4.189)

[11] Aung Chan Thar, Thaung Hlaing Win, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Tradeoff between Narrowing Optical Band Gap and Enhancing Electrical Conductivity of the Metal Nanoparticles-modified Titanium Oxide Films” Journal of Physical Science and Application, 5(3) (2015) 220-225 [doi: 10.17265/2159-5348/2015.03.008]

[12] Nyein Nyein, Zainovia Lockman, Astunori Matsuda, Go Kawamura, Wai Kian Tan, and Than Zaw Oo “Formation of TiO2 nanotube arrays in KOH added fluoride-ethylene glycol (EG) electrolyte and its photoelectrochemical response” American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1733 (2016) 020030-5 [doi: 10.1063/1.4948848]

[13] Su Htike Aung, Yan Hao, Than Zaw Oo and Gerrit Boschloo “Kinetic study of carminic acid and santalin natural dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 325 (2016) 1-8 [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.03.022] (IF = 3.306)

[14] Su Htike Aung, Yan Hao, Than Zaw Oo, Gerrit Boschloo “2-(4-Butoxyphenyl)-N-hydroxyacetamide: An efficient pre-adsorber for dye-sensitized solar cells” ACS Omega 2 (2017) 1820-1825 [doi: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00267] (IF = 2.58)

[15] Hnin Ei Maung, Me Me Theint, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Optical Absorption and Adsorption of Natural Dye Extracts on TiO2 Scaffolds: Comparison between Green Leave- and Red Fruit-Extracts” Journal of Materials Science and Engineering B 7 (2017) 7-9 [doi:10.17265/2161-6221/2017.7-8.006]

[16] Saw Lin Oo, Zayar Thu, Than Zaw Oo and Pho Kaung “Optical and Electrical Properties of Antimony and Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide Thin Films” Universal Journal of Physics and Application 11 (3) (2017) 91-96 [doi: 10.13189/ujpa.2017.110304]

[17] Min Min Thein, Nyein Nyein, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Annealing Induced Crystallinity, Photoelectrochemical Response and Hydrogen Evolution of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays as Photocatalyst in Water Splitting” Journal of Materials Science and Applied Energy 7(1) (2018) 265-270 [ISSN (Online): 2651-0898]

[18] Aung Chan Thar, Thaung Hlaing Win, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Scrutiny of Surface Plasmon Resonance Bands of Colloidal Cu and Cu-Ag Nanoparticles in Different Reaction Media for Stability Evaluation” Journal of Nano Research 52 (2018) 115-121 [doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNanoR.52.115]

[19] Su Htike Aung, Lichen Zhao, Kazuteru Nonomura, Than Zaw Oo, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Nick Vlachopoulos, Tamara Sloboda, Sebastian Svanstro ̈m, Ute B. Cappel, Anders Hagfeldt and Michael Gra ̈tzel “Toward an alternative approach for the preparation of low-temperature titanium dioxide blocking underlayers for perovskite solar cells” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7(17) (2019) 10729 -10738 [DOI:10.1039/C8TA04246B] (IF = 11.301)

[20] Victor Koledov, Svetlana von Gratowski, Huy Dan Nguyen, Hong Le Ngo Thi, Hong Ky Vu, Gil Nonato Santos, Than Zaw Oo “Nano-manipulation and nano-assembling using shape memory alloy nanogripper of metal-oxide and semiconductor single nanowires and nanoparticles for biological nanosensors” Adv. Nat. Sci: Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10(3) (2019) 035003 [DOI: 10.1088/2043-6254/ab2ecd]

[21] Myat Su Tun, Htoo Thiri Htet, Hsu Thazin Myint, Win Naing Min, Me Me Theint, Than Zaw Oo “Potentiodynamic Bottom-Up Growth of Cu/MnO2 Composite Films as Glucose Sensing Electrode”Journal of Materials Science and Applied Energy 8(2) (2019) 408-414 ISSN (Print): 2286-7201, ISSN (Online): 2651-0898

[22] Swe Swe Than, Tin Htun Lwin, Su Htike Aung, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Electron Blocking Behavior of Electrochemically deposited TiO2 Compact layers for meso- and planar-perovskite Solar Cells” SNRU Journal of Science and Technology 12 (1) (2020) 122–129

[23] Qi Zhang, Su Htike Aung, Than Zaw Oo, Fuming Chen “Continuous electrochemical deionization by utilizing the catalytic redox effect of environmentally friendly riboflavin-5′-phosphate sodium” Materials Today Communications 23 (2020) 100921 [doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.100921] (IF = 2.678)

[24] Me Me Theint, Hnin Ei Maung, Su Htike Aung, Nyein Wint Lwin and Than Zaw Oo “Effect of Photoanode Modification on Charge Transport, Recombination and Efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Using Synthetic Organic Dyes” Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A 10 (1-2) (2020) 30-36 [doi: 10.17265/2161-6213/2020.1-2.004]

[25] Fuming Chen, Jian Wang, Qiang Ru, Su Htike Aung, Than Zaw Oo and Benli Chu “Continuous Electrochemical Desalination via a Viologen Redox Flow Reaction” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 167 (2020) 083503 [DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab8c86] (IF = 3.662)

[26] Than Zaw Oo, Win Naing Min, Theint Hay Mar Wint, Victor Koledov, Svetlana von Gratowski “MnO2 and TiO2 based Nanocomposites for Macroscopic and Individual Nanodevices in Sensing, Energy Storage and Photocatalysis Applications” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1461 (2020) 012124 [doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1461/1/012124]

[27] Theint Hay Mar Wint, Michael F. Smith, Narong Chanlek, Fuming Chen, Than Zaw Oo and Prayoon Songsiriritthigul “Physical Origin of Diminishing Photocatalytic Efficiency for Recycled TiO2 Nanotubes and Ag-Loaded TiO2 Nanotubes in Organic Aqueous Solution” Catalysts 10(7) (2020) 737 [doi:10.3390/catal10070737] (IF = 3.520)

[28] Karthick Ramalingam, Mengjun Liang, Ni Lar Win Pyae, Su Htike Aung, Than Zaw Oo, Pattarachai Srimuk, Jinxing Ma, Volker Presser, Fuming Chen and T. David Waite “Self-Sustained Visible-Light-Driven Electrochemical Redox Desalination” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 32788−32796 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c08286] (IF = 8.758)