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Principle Inverstigator

Liu Zheng

Dr. Zheng Liu

Dr. Zheng Liu received his B.S. degrees (2005) at Nankai University (China), and completed his Ph.D at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, China), working on the synthesis and energy harvest of carbon nanotubes. He then worked in Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan and Prof. Jun Lou’s groups as a joint postdoc research fellow (2010~2012) and research scientist (2012~2013) at Rice University (USA), focusing on the synthesis and applications of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN, so called “white graphene”), oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs: MoS2, WS2, MoSe2 etc.)

As a young pioneer in 2D materials research, he has made great contributions not only to the synthesis of 2D heterostructures such as vertical and lateral graphene/h-BN, but also the 2D materials based nanoelectronics, active nano-systems and high performance energy components, e.g. graphene/h-BN resonators, graphene photodetectors, high-density capacitors, ultrafast lithium storage. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in top journals, including 7 papers in Nature serial journals (Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications); 18 in Nano Letters; 6 in Advanced Maters; 7 in ACS Nano, with total citations more than 1900 and H-index of 23. There are 6 paper gets a citation more than 50 citations and 3 papers more than 100 in two years. These work have also been reported by the impact media such as Science daily, IEEE spectrum, etc., and highlighted by the top journals such as Nature Physics, Nature Nanotechnology, Angewandte Chemie International Edition etc. He was also a recipient of World Technology Award in Energy category in 2012. This award has been presented as a way to honor those in doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance." He was awarded the prestigious Singapore NRF Fellowship and Nanyang Assistant Professorship in 2013.

    Talks and Seminars

  1. Invited talk: “Exploring the 2D Atomic Layer Structure Landscape beyond Graphene”, Workshop on 2D Materials: Beyond Graphene, National University of Singapore 18th Dec, 2013.
  2. Invited talk: “Exploring the 2D Atomic Layer Structure Landscape”, MRS 2013 Fall, Boston, 3rd Dec, 2013
  3. Invited talk: “Two-dimensional (2D) Atomic Layers: Synthesis, Characterizations and Applications”, CAS-NTU Workshop on Molecular/Bio-inspired Materials and Devices, Beijing, ICCAS, 1st Dec, 2013.
  4. Seminar talk: “Two-dimensional (2D) Atomic Layers: Synthesis, Characterizations and Applications”, Beijing, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), 29th Nov, 2013.
  5. Seminar talk: “Synthesis, Characterizations and Performance of Novel 2-D Atomic Layers- Hexagonal Boron Nitride (h-BN) and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2)”, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NTU, Jan 28th, 2013
  6. Invited Talk: “Toward Two-Dimensional Materials and Their Applications”, THE WORLD TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT & AWARDS 2012, New York, Oct 22th, 2012
  7. Invited Talk: Z. Liu, L. Song, L.J. Ci, L.L. Ma, G. Shi, S.Z. Zhao, J. Huang, J. Lou and P. M. Ajayan, "Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride: Building Blocks of Two Dimensional Device Architectures" FACSS, Reno, October 1-5th 2011


  1. Awardee of NRF Fellowship (2013)
  2. Awardee of Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2013)
  3. (631) 686-9813
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Dr. Haiyong He

2012 Ph.D.  National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS
2008 M.Sc  China University of Mining &Technology jontly with Institute of Chemistry
Research Interest: 2D materials for energy applications; Lithum ion battery

Dr. Xuexia He

2013 Ph.D. Okayama University, Japan
2010 M.Sc. Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
Research Interest: Field Effect Transistor; Superconductor; 2-D materials

Dr. Hong Wang

2013 Ph.D. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
2007 B.S. Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis, characterization and electrical properties of 2D materials

Dr. Qingsheng Zeng

2012 Ph.D. Peking University, Beijing, China
2006 B.S. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Research Interest: Nano-electronics, Nano-optoelectronics, Low dimensional materials
Email: 5162808579

Dr. Peng Yu

2013 Ph.D. Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, China
2008 B.Eng. Jinan University, Jinan, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of Low dimensional materials
Email: 3144918291

Dr. Fucai Liu

2014 Postdoc Tohoku University, Japan
2012 Ph.D. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2007 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Electronic transport and optoelectronic properties of 2D materials

Dr. Wei Fu

2014 Ph.D. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2010 M.Sc. Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Research Interest: Field Effect Transistor, Nano-optoelectronics, 2-D heterostructures

Dr. Zheng Kaihong

2009 - present School of Material Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2009 Ph. D. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, P.R China
2006 M.Sc. Hubei University, China
2003 B.S. Hubei University, China

Highly skilled process engineer with a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. Ten years experience in semiconductor processing with particular expertise with Raith electron beam lithography. In-depth experience in nanodevice design and fabrication, optical analysis, Raman scattering and electrical transport.

Graduat Students

Xingli Wang

2010 B.Eng. Jilin University, Changchun, China
Research Interest: growth of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides

Cheng Yan

2013 B.Eng. Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides; Heterostructures and Devices

Jiadong Zhou

2013 M.Sc.  Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
2009 B.Sc.  Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi'an, China
Research Interest:  Synthesis, properties and application of 2D materials
Email: 7018329104

Qundong Fu

2014 Research Assistant Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2013 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of high quality and large area 2D materials by CVD and their electronic application
Email: (310) 381-0736

Xuewen Wang

2014 Research Staff Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China
2010 M.Sc. Shanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
Research Interest: 2-D atomic layer materials, and flexible electronics

Visiting Scholars


2013 M.Sc. University of Technology of Troyes, France and National Central University, Taiwan
2011 B.Sc. University of Technology of Troyes, France
Research Interest: Graphene plasmonics.
Email: 6017569513