Qiyang LU, Ph.D.

School of Engineering

Solid State Ionics (SSI) Laboratory

CONTACT

Email: luqiyang@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://ssi-westlake.com/

Qiyang LU, Ph.D.

School of Engineering

Solid State Ionics (SSI) Laboratory

CONTACT

Email: luqiyang@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://ssi-westlake.com/

Crystals are like people: it is the defects that make them interesting! I am excited to contribute to the multidisciplinary studies with fellow Westlakers, creating new research directions from the “defects” inside each of us.

Biography

Dr. Qiyang Lu was born and raised in Huai’an, Jiangsu, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University (2012) and his PhD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 2018), both in Materials Science and Engineering. His PhD work was awarded best PhD thesis award from MIT. He did his postdoctoral study at Stanford University with a joint fellowship at Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received several prestigious awards, including Graduate Student Gold Award from Materials Research Society and Ross Coffin Purdy award from American Ceramic Society.

 

Research

The research in our group focuses on the fundamental understanding and new applications in the field of solid state ionics (SSI), applied surface science and solid state electrochemistry. Our current research interests include:

1. Designing mixed electronic and ionic conducting oxide thin films for reversible solid state electrochemical cells;

2. Understanding the role of ionic defects in determining reaction kinetics in electrocatalysis;

3. Prototyping neuromorphic computing devices enabled by ion transport and intercalation.


Opening: Our group is recruiting postdoctoral scholars, PhD students as well as research associates. We welcome highly motivated researchers with backgrounds of materials science, condensed matter physics, inorganic/surface chemistry or related field (not essential for PhDs and RAs) to join us.  Interested candidates are welcome to send CV to luqiyang@westlake.edu.cn

 

Representative Publications

1. Qiyang Lu*, Samuel Huberman*, Hantao Zhang, Qichen Song, Jiayue Wang, Gulin Vardar, Adrian Hunt, Iradwikanari Waluyo, Gang Chen, Bilge Yildiz, Bi-directional tuning of thermal transport in SrCoOx with electrochemically induced phase transitions, Nature Materials (2020) *equally contributing first author

2. Nikolay Tsvetkov*, Qiyang Lu*, Lixin Sun, Ethan Crumlin, and Bilge Yildiz, Improved Chemical and Electrochemical Stability on Perovskite Oxides by Oxidizing Cations at the Surface, Nature Materials 15 (2016) 1010-1016, *equally contributing first author

3. Qiyang Lu and Bilge Yildiz, Voltage-controlled Topotactic Phase Transition in Thin film SrCoOx Monitored by in situ X-ray Diffraction, Nano Letters 16 (2016), 1186-1193

4. Qiyang Lu, Gulin Vardar, Sean Bishop, Iradwikanari Waluyo, Harry Tuller and Bilge Yildiz, Surface Defect Chemistry and Electronic Structure of Pr0.1Ce0.9O2-δ Revealed in operando, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018), 2600-2606

5. Qiyang Lu, Sean Bishop, Dongkyu Lee, Hendrik Bluhm, Ho Nyunge Lee, Harry Tuller and Bilge Yildiz, Electrochemically triggered metal-insulator-transition between VO2 and V2O5, Advanced Functional Materials, 28 (2018), 1803024

6. Qiyang Lu, Yan Chen, Hendrik Bluhm, and Bilge Yildiz, Electronic Structure Evolution of SrCoOx Probed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy during Electrochemically Driven Topotactic Phase transition, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (2016), 24148-24157


Google Scholar Homepage: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-kK4ibEAAAAJ&hl=en