Xiankui Wei Professor Electron Ultramicroscopy Group in Tan Kah Kee Innovation Laboratory of Xiamen University
Wei Xian-Kui, Professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, national high-level overseas young talent and NanQiang A-class young talent, and is the head of electron ultramicroscopy platform. After receiving his bachelor degree of physics from Jilin University in 2006 and Ph.D. of condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, he continued his postdoctoral research career in the field of aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and the Jülich Research Centre in Germany. Focusing on high-contrast imaging of light elements, he initiated a self-featured research direction "Polar Ultramicroscopy Structure" in the study of functional oxides, energy catalysis and topological insulators. So far, he has published more than 40 SCI papers, including in Nat. Commun. (3), Adv. Mater. (2), Adv. Energy Mater. (1), Adv. Funct. Mater. (1) and Nano Energy (1) as the first and corresponding authors (Google citation > 1500 times, H-index = 22). In 2021, he was awarded the IAAM Young Scientist Medal to honor his contribution in Nano-characterization Techniques, and was selected as a Vebleo Fellow. He has given more than ten invited and oral presentations at international conferences on electron microscopy and dielectrics, been invited as a peer reviewer for Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., Nano Lett., Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Nano., etc., and invited as a leading guest editor by Frontiers in Materials and Energies for special issues about structure and energy storage.
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Pertinent to various in-situ S/TEM, our research directions are: 1. In-situ TEM study on the synthesis pathway of catalysts 2. Sub-angstrom cryo-TEM study on energy conversion mechanism 3. In situ atomic-scale energy storage mechanism and material growth 4. Polar ultramicroscopy structure and its relationship with physical properties 5. Development of electron microscopy method and data processing program Warmly welcome students interested in exploring the "micro-universe of matter" join us.