Ian Cheng-Yi Hou
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Ian Cheng-Yi Hou, M.Sc.

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Research interest

Ian Cheng-Yi Hou's research is to synthesize novel photoswitchable organic molecule involving skeletons of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), both as partial structure and in a fully conjugated system. The integrated PAHs are expected to cast a fundamental impact on the property of the photoswitches, such as enabling secondary stimuli response, chirality, and improved photochromic performance.
An as important goal is to develop more efficient synthetic protocol for commonly used molecular photoswitches, especially focusing on dihydropyrene, whose application is strongly hindered by its complicated synthesis.

Ian Cheng-Yi Hou is part of the RG Hecht.