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Jincheng Tong



  • The University of Manchester (UK), Chemistry, Ph. D., 2020, Title of thesis: Crystallisation of Organic Crystals: From Nucleation to Devices
  • Zhengzhou University (P. R. China), Materials Science & Engineering, B. Sc. & M. Eng., 2014 & 2016


  • Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Dept. of Materials Science Metallurgy

Research Interests

  • Development of systems and catalysts for nitrogen reduction reaction
  • Crystallisation manipulation
  • Electrolyte gated FETs for sensing applications 

Honors & Awards

  • President Doctoral Scholarship Award (2016-2019)
  • Outstanding Master Degree Graduates Award (2016)
  • National Graduate Scholarship of China (2015)
  • Excellent Graduate Scientific Research Award (2015)
  • Outstanding First Degree Award (2014)


  1. J. C. Tong*, A. Doumbia, R. Khan, A. Rahmanudin, S. R. Gollu, A. Alieva, M. L. Turner*, C. Casiraghi*, In-situ monitoring of organic crystal growth from solution by electrolyte-gated organic field effect transistors. To be submitted
  2. J. C. Tong*, M. L. Turner, C. Casiraghi*, Monitoring crystallisation from solution in real-time by an interdigitated electrode platform. To be submitted
  3. J. C. Tong*, A. Alieva, E. Legge, X. J. Song, T. Vetter, A. Pollard, C. Casiraghi*, 2D alpha-glycine: polymorph selectivity under two-dimensional confinement. To be submitted
  4. J. C. Tong, E. Poliani, C. Casiraghi*, Crystallisation of paracetamol nanocrystals with pure amorphous and form-II. In preparation
  5. M. Boyes, A. Alieva, J. C. Tong, V. Nagyte, T. Vetter, C. Casiraghi, Selective crystallisation of the metastable Alpha-form of glycine using graphene. In review
  6. O. P. Arjasa, J. C. Tong, C. Casiraghi, A. J. Fielding, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study of Graphene Laminates. In review
  7. H. Li, C. Liang, Y. L. Liu, Y. Q. Zhang, J. C. Tong, W. W. Zuo, S. G. Xu, G. S. Shao, S. K. Cao*, Covalently connecting crystal grains with polyvinylammonium carbochain backbone to suppress grain boundaries for long-term stable perovskite solar cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2017, 9, 6064-6071.
  8. F. Li, L. Zhang, J. C. Tong, Y. L. Liu, S. G. Xu, Y. Cao, S. K. Cao*, Photocatalytic CO2 conversion to methanol by Cu2O/graphene/TNA heterostructure catalyst in a visible-light-driven dual-chamber reactor, Nano Energy, 2016, 27, 320-329.
  9. J. C. Tong, L. Zhang, F. Li, M. M. Li, S. K. Cao*, An efficient top-down approach for the fabrication of large-aspect-ratio g-C3N4 nanosheets with enhanced photocatalytic activities, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 23532-23537.
  10. J. C. Tong, L. Zhang, F. Li, K. Wang, L. F. Han, S. K. Cao*, Rapid and high-yield production of g-C3N4 nanosheets via chemical exfoliation for photocatalytic H2 evolution, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 88149–88153.