Tengzhou was born in Tengzhou, but grew up in Beijing, China. He completed his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Imperial College London in 2016. From there, he moved to the United States and joined the Patel Group at the University of Chicago, where he is currently pursuing his PhD in molecular engineering.
Tengzhou’s current research focuses on leveraging functional semiconducting polymers as energy conversion and storage applications. His work involves understanding charge transport and morphological properties of conjugated polymers.
Jiaze Xie, Simon Ewing, Jan-Niklas Boyn, Alexander S Filatov, Baorui Cheng, Tengzhou Ma, Garrett L Grocke, Norman Zhao, Ram Itani, Xiaotong Sun, Himchan Cho, Zhihengyu Chen, Karena W Chapman, Shrayesh N Patel, Dmitri V Talapin, Jiwoong Park, David A Mazziotti, John S Anderson. Nature, 2022, 611, 479–484
Presynthetic Redox Gated Metal-to-Insulator Transition and Photothermoelectric Properties in Nickel Tetrathiafulvalene-Tetrathiolate Coordination Polymers
Jiaze Xie, Jia-Ahn Pan, Baorui Cheng, Tengzhou Ma, Alexander S Filatov, Shrayesh N Patel, Jiwoong Park, Dmitri V Talapin, John S Anderson. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 41, 19026–19037
Mark F DiTusa, Garrett L Grocke, Tengzhou Ma, Shrayesh N Patel. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 2022
Correlating conductivity and Seebeck coefficient to doping within crystalline and amorphous domains in poly (3‐(methoxyethoxyethoxy) thiophene)
Tengzhou Ma, Ban Xuan Dong, Jonathan W Onorato, Jens Niklas, Oleg Poluektov, Christine K Luscombe, Shrayesh N Patel. Journal of Polymer Science, 2021.
Ionic Dopant‐Induced Ordering Enhances the Thermoelectric Properties of a Polythiophene‐Based Block Copolymer
Ban Xuan Dong, Ziwei Liu, Jonathan W. Onorato, Tengzhou Ma, Joseph Strzalka, Peter Bennington, Christine K. Luscombe, Christopher K. Ober, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel. 2021,2106991
Ma, Tengzhou, William Kent, Ban Xuan Dong, Garrett L. Grocke, and Shrayesh N. Patel. Continuously graded doped semiconducting polymers enhance thermoelectric cooling. Applied Physics Letters, 2021, 119(1), 013902.
Complex Relationship between Side-Chain Polarity, Conductivity, and Thermal Stability in Molecularly Doped Conjugated Polymers
Ban Xuan Dong, Christian Nowak, Jonathan W Onorato, Tengzhou Ma, Jens Niklas, Oleg G Poluektov, Garrett Grocke, Mark F DiTusa, Fernando A Escobedo, Christine K Luscombe, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 2, 741–753
Leveraging Sequential Doping of Semiconducting Polymers to Enable Functionally Graded Materials for Organic Thermoelectrics
Tengzhou Ma, Ban Xuan Dong, Garrett L Grocke, Joseph Strzalka, Shrayesh N Patel. Leveraging Sequential Doping of Semiconducting Polymers to Enable Functionally Graded Materials for Organic Thermoelectrics. Macromolecules. 2020, 53, 8, 2882–2892