Kai Xiao

Dr. Kai Xiao is a senior staff scientist in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group (Group leader, David B Geoghegan) at Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL and a joint faculty at the Bredesen Center and Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physic Chemistry in 2004 from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he worked as a postdoc associate at CNMS and became a staff scientist in 2008. He has published about 150 papers, several patents, and 4 book chapters.

Our paper “Two-Dimensional Palladium Diselenide with Strong In-Plane Optical Anisotropy and High Mobility Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition” has been published in Advanced Materials and highlighted as back cover! Congratulations the team! — May 14, 2020

Our Sci Adv paper was highlighted by the DOE Office of Science, “Stretched to the Limit and Sparkling on Curved Surfaces,” https://science.osti.gov/bes/Highlights/2020/BES-2020-02-c Stretched to the Limit and Sparkling on Curved Surfaces Growing two-dimensional crystals on curved surfaces introduces strain to control the crystal’s light emission. Image courtesy of Oak Ridge National LaboratoryLocalizing the strain in an […]

Happy new year! Our work was among ORNL’s top-10 most read news stories of 2019: Top 10 of 2019 Technology – /Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating… https://www.technology.org/2019/12/30/top-10-of-2019/

Kai Xiao participated on a CAREER panel review for EPMD (Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices) program, NSF, Alexandria, VA, October 28-29, 2019. — Nov 18, 2019 3:29:31 PM

Congratulation the team on publishing the invited review “Synthesis and emerging properties of 2D layered III-VI metal chalcogenides” on Applied Physics Review as Editor’s Picks paper.

Congratulations Yiyi on receiving the Student Poster Awards at 2019 CNMS User Meeting!

Call for papers for JMR Focus issue: Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials

Call for papers for JMR Focus issue: Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials. The Guest Editors are: Kai Xiao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA Zakaria Y. Al Balushi, University of California, Berkeley, USA Sefaattin Tongay, Arizona State University, USA

Congratulation on Akin’s graduation!

Congratulations on Akin’s graduation! So happy to share in the excitement of his graduation day. He is well deserved the awards below: The Derek Austin High Impact Award, Bredesen Center, UTK, May 2018 MRS Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society, Fall MRS 2017, Boston CNMS Distinguished Scientific Paper of the Year, ORNL, November 2017 Best […]

ORNL Highlight: 2D crystals conforming to 3D curves create strain for engineering quantum devices.

Our work about the Real-time study of the order-to-disorder transformation of organic cations in hybrid perovskites was published in Advanced Materials and highlighted at SNS News. Neutrons Provide Insights into Increased Performance for Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells

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