I was admitted to SUSTC's inaugural class in 2011. I participated in research of high-performance polymer semiconductors under the supervisions of Prof. Xugang Guo and Prof. Yongye Liang. On Jan. 9, 2015, I graduated from SUSTC and was so proud to be a member of SUSTC's first cohort of alumni. After my graduation, I worked as a research assistant in Prof. Chongyang Liu's lab to design new instrumentation systems -- the scanning ion conductance microscope and as a teaching assistant for the course 'Advanced Instrumentation System' at SUSTC.
In the summer of 2015, I started my PhD study at Yale and joined Prof. Hailiang Wang's lab. My research interest covers a broad spectrum of frontier fields of materials chemistry and physical chemistry. My research in the Wang lab is on utilizing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Synchrotron techniques to characterize materials ex situ or in operando to unravel their structure-property relationships, with a major focus on the surface restructuring of nanoscale catalysts under electrochemical conditions. Besides exploring on my own research, I also volunteered at Yale Materials Characterization core to assist users in XPS, Raman, XRD, XRF and SEM measurements. In my 4 years of overseeing the Raman spectroscopy at Yale Energy Science Institute, I have trained more than 90 users from across Yale and external tech companies and helped them perform ex-situ or in-operando measurements.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Xiong Lab at the University of California, San Diego. My postdoctoral research will be on developing vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG) microscopy to image biological/chemical systems.