Morton Lyu


Morton joined the Cambridge group as a PhD student in October 2017. He graduated in 2017 from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge with a BA degree and a MSc. Degree in Natural Sciences. He is a passionate and hard-working researcher from TsingTao, China

Current Research

Morton’s research focuses on designing, fabricating and characterising novel luminescent solar concentrators for the collection and concentration of solar radiation, using state-of-the-art luminescent compounds and cutting-edge organic-inorganic hybrid materials. The aim of his research is to reduce the optical losses and improve the light-harvesting efficiencies of luminescent solar concentrators for their implementation in urban architectures.


  1. Flexible Blue-Light Fiber Amplifiers to Improve Signal Coverage in Advanced Lighting Communication Systems, Ana R. Bastos, Guanpeng Lyu, Tiago Silvério, Paulo S. André*, Rachel C. Evans*, and Rute A. S. Ferreira*, Cell Reports Physical Science, 2020, 1, 100041.
  2. Thermoresponsive Host Polymer Matrix for Self-Healing Luminescent Solar Concentrators, E. Tatsi, G. Fortunato, B. Rigatelli, G. Lyu, S. Turri, R. C. Evans and G. Griffini*, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2020, 3, 1152-1160.
  3. Photoactive organic-inorganic hybrid polymer waveguides for optical device technologies, Abigail R. Collins, Thomas J. F. Southern, Guangpeng Lyu, Michael J. Bennison and Rachel C. Evans*, Proc. SPIE 11367, Photosensitive Materials and their Applications, 113670Y (1 April 2020).
  4. Luminescent Solar Concentrators Based on Energy Transfer from an Aggregation-Induced Emitter Conjugated Polymer, G. Lyu, J. Kendall, I. Meazzini, E Preis, S. Bayseç, U. Scherf, S. Clement, and R. C. Evans*, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2019, 1, 11, 3039-304.