The central theory behind materials science involves relating the behaviors of atoms and atomic assemblies to their macroscopic physical and chemical properties. Our research aims at understanding this fundamental correlation by utilizing and developing new electron microscopy methods and associated techniques. In particular, we employ in-situ environmental NanoReactor and Deep-learning-based defect analysis to address fundamental questions concerning the dynamic and collective responses of functional and structural materials to operating conditions, which hold promises for the advancement in more active catalysts, safer fusion energy and a better quality of life.  

Our lab aims to be a highly collaborative, nurturing, diverse and motivated team that is driven by real passion in Materials Science and an intense curiosity in Why materials work the way they do, and How to make them work better. We strongly encourage bold ideas and open discussions, craftsman spirit in experiments and critical thinking in data interpretation, a sense of urgency and the determination to find the missing part of the puzzle.