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in situ Investigating Functional Low-dimensional Nanomaterials

PhD defence, Thursday 24 November 2022, Yuqing Wang

Yuqing Wang

During her PhD studies, Yuqing Wang focuses on understanding and manipulating the structural transitions of low-dimensional nanomaterials for functional applications. The structural transition is prone to occur in low-dimensional systems when coupled to external stimuli, along with the modulation of their physical and chemical properties. Yuqing Wang studied how the phases and properties of low-dimensional nanostructures change under the influence of thermal vibration, electric field, electrochemical reactions and strain based on scanning probe microscopy and micro/nano devices, as well as how to predictably engineer and tune the structures and physiochemical properties when applied to electronic and energy devices.

The new research findings contribute to the fundamental understanding of the in situ transition mechanisms of low-dimensional nanomaterials, and demonstrate the potential applications of the controlled transitions in information storage and energy storage.


The PhD study was completed at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 13:15
Place: Building 1593, room 012, iNANO AUD, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: in situ Investigating Functional Low-dimensional Nanomaterials

Contact information: Yuqing Wang, e-mail: yqwang@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 52699209

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Xiaolin Zheng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Professor Patrick R. Unwin, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK

Professor Jeppe Vang Lauritsen(chair), Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Mingdong Dong, Denmark Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus university, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.

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