Ban received his bachelor's degree in organic and polymeric materials from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2012. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering in 2017 from the University of Michigan under the supervision of Professor Peter Green. His PhD work focused on studying microstructure and charge carrier transport in semiconducting conjugated polymers. He joined the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago as a postdoctoral researcher and works under the supervision of Professor Nealey and Professor Patel.
Ban’s research focuses on understanding fundamental ionic, electronic, and thermal transport in functional polymers for various applications, including energy storage and thermoelectric devices.
Structure–Transport Properties Governing the Interplay in Humidity-Dependent Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conduction of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes
Garrett L. Grocke, Ban Xuan Dong, Aaron D. Taggart, Alex B. F. Martinson, Jens Niklas, Oleg G. Poluektov, Joseph W. Strzalka, and Shrayesh N. Patel. ACS Polym. Au 2022
Elucidating the Influence of Side-Chain Circular Distribution on the Crack Onset Strain and Hole Mobility of Near-Amorphous Indacenodithiophene Copolymers
Parker JW Sommerville, Yilin Li, Ban Xuan Dong, Yongcao Zhang, Jonathan W Onorato, Wesley K Tatum, Alex H Balzer, Natalie Stingelin, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey, Christine K Luscombe. Elucidating the Influence of Side-Chain Circular Distribution on the Crack Onset Strain and Hole Mobility of Near-Amorphous Indacenodithiophene Copolymers. Macromolecules. 2020, 53, 17, 7511–7518
Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes
Dong, B. X., Bennington, P., Kambe, Y., Sharon, D., Dolejsi, M., Strzalka, J., … Patel, S. N. (2019). Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes. Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 4(3), 597–608. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9ME00011A
Influence of Side-Chain Chemistry on Structure and Ionic Conduction Characteristics of Polythiophene Derivatives: A Computational and Experimental Study
Ban Xuan Dong, Christian Nowak, Jonathan W. Onorato, Joseph Strzalka, Fernando A. Escobedo, Christine K. Luscombe, Paul F. Nealey, and Shrayesh N. Patel Chemistry of Materials 2019 31 (4), 1418-1429. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b05257
Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes
Sharon, D., Bennington, P., Liu, C., Kambe, Y., Dong, B. X., Burnett, V. F., … Nealey, P. F. (2018). Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes. Journal of The Electrochemical Society , 165(16), H1028–H1039. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0291816jes
Self‐Assembly Behavior of an Oligothiophene‐Based Conjugated Liquid Crystal and Its Implication for Ionic Conductivity Characteristics
Liu, Z., Dong, B., Misra, M., Sun, Y., Strzalka, J., Patel, S., Escobedo, F., Nealey, P., & Ober, C. (2019). Self‐Assembly Behavior of an Oligothiophene‐Based Conjugated Liquid Crystal and Its Implication for Ionic Conductivity Characteristics. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201805220