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Surface and Interface Laboratory



Guangwen Zhou

Dongdong Xiao
Postdoctoral scholar

In-situ TEM study of lithium ion batteries

Jonathan Li
Ph.D candidate

DFT study of methanol oxidation

Peng Mu
Ph.D candidate

Metal/oxide interfacial adhesion

Hanlei Zhang
Ph.D candidate

Advanced cathode materials

Chaoran Li
Ph.D candidate

Fundamental process of alloy oxidation

Dongxiang Wu
Ph.D candidate

Xianhu Sun
Ph.D candidate

Xiaobo Chen
Ph.D candidate


Jiangyu Wang
Ph.D candidate

Yaguang Zhu
Ph.D candidate

Kuo Liu
MS Student



Group Alumni


    Khim Karki
    Postdoctoral Scholar

    (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    Present employer: Hummingbird Scientific

    Lianfeng Zou (PhD 2013-2017)
    Thesis: Atomistic study of the surface and interface dynamics
    Present employer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Wenhui Zhu (PhD 2012-2016)
    Thesis: E-TEM study of the reduction of metal oxides
    Present employer: Ford Motor

    Qiyue Yin (PhD 2012-2017)
    Thesis: Fundamental properties of nanoscale Cu/Sn diffusion couples
    Present employer: EAG Laboratories

    Qianqian Liu (PhD 2011-2016)
    Thesis: SPM study of surface oxidation of Cu and Al

    Liang Li (PhD 2009-2015)
    Thesis: Atomistic modeling of the oxidation of copper surfaces
    Present employer: Argonne National Laboratory

    Canying Cai
    Visiting Scholar

    (Xiangtan University)

    Hailang Qin (2012-2014)
    Postdoctoral Scholar
    Present employer: South University of Science and Technology of China

    Lu Yuan (PhD 2009-2014)
    Thesis: Growth of 1D oxide nanostructures by oxidation of metals
    Present employer: GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Dapeng Wang (PhD 2008-2012)
    Thesis: Li- and Mn- rich composite
    cathode materials for
    lithium ion batteries
    Present employer: Apple

    Na Cai (PhD 2008-2012)
    Thesis: Oxidation of Al and Cu:
    from oxygen surface chemisorption
    to continuous oxide film growth
    Present employer: GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Langli Luo (PhD 2008-2012)
    Thesis: Morphological and kinetic study of the initial-stage oxidation of Cu and Cu alloys
    Present employer: Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory

    Weitao Shan (MS 2014-2016)
    Thesis: DFT study of H2 induced structure evolution of oxygenated Cu(110)
    Present employer: University of Pittsburgh

    Jinhao Liu
    (MS 2013-2015)

    Yanchang Li (MS 2010-2012)
    Thesis: Effect of the partial oxidation of methanol
    on surface morphology and structure
    of Cu based nano-catalysts

    Daizhao Li (MS 2011-2013)
    Thesis: A DFT study of oxygen
    adsorption on stepped Cu(210)
    and Cu(511) and comparison with
    the case of Ag(210) and Ag(511)

    Min-Young Jang (MS 2009-2011)
    Thesis: Microscopy study of the corrosion
    of prestressing strand steel
    Present employer: Samsung

    Rediola Mema (MS 2009-2011)
    Thesis: Effect of surface stress
    and morphology modification
    on cupric oxide nanowire growth
    in the thermal oxidation of Cu

    Dr. Congkang Xu (2009-2010)
    Research Scientist

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Last Updated: 5/10/12