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Congratulations to Tyler Smart, Kejun Li, Junqing Xu, and Prof. Ping for their work on “Intersystem Crossing and Exciton-Defect Coupling of Spin Defects in Hexagonal Boron Nitride”, published in npj Computational Materials! Link to the published article will be available when it is online. Link to the preprint can be found here. Abstract: Despite the...
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Congratulations to Prof. Ping for receiving the highly competitive ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Spring 2021! This Award is designed to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community by highlighting and supporting outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members as they present their work in the COMP division at the Spring...
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Prof. Ping has received recognition for her achievements by the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory where they featured her in their recent interview with a CFN user. The interview covers everything from her first-principles methodological developments in computing spin relaxation times to long-term goals for herself and her group. It’s a great...
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Congratulations to Chunhao Guo, Junqing Xu, Prof. Rocca and Prof. Ping for their work on “Substrate screening approach for quasiparticle energies of two-dimensional interfaces with lattice mismatch”, published on Physical Review B! Link to the published article can be found here. Link to the preprint can be found here. This work was also selected as...
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Congratulations to Prof. Ping for receiving the award from Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) ! The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the...
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Congratulations to Junqing Xu and Prof. Ping for their publication, just accepted by Nature Communications! Link to the published article can be found here. Link to the preprint can be found here. This work has also been highlighted by UCSC News Press , Santa Cruz Tech Beat,  ScienceDaily, Phys.Org,  SwissQuantumHub Designing new quantum materials with long-lived...
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Congratulations to Tyler Smart and Prof. Ping for their publication, published in Chemistry of Materials! Link to the full article can be found here. Combined experimental and theoretical investigations were performed to evaluate the potential of n-type BiFeO3 as a photoanode. While previous experimental and theoretical studies on BiFeO3 mainly focused on its ferroelectric properties, several studies have...
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Congratulations to Tyler Smart and Prof. Ping for their acceptance into the internationally competitive Graduate Research Scholar Program (GRSP) at LLNL. In collaboration with Dr. Tuan Anh Pham and Dr. Tadashi Ogitsu of the Quantum Simulations Group at LLNL, this program enables the awardees to create an ongoing collaboration by providing full support to graduate...
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Congratulations to Tyler Smart and Prof. Ping for their publication, in collaboration with Dr. Tuan Anh Pham and Dr. Tadashi Ogitsu of the Quantum Simulations Group at LLNL, just accepted by Physical Review Materials Rapid Communications! Link to the full article can be found here. Small polarons (SPs) are known to exist in most important...
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Congratulations to Feng Wu, Tyler Smart, Junqing Xu, and Prof. Ping for their publication in Physical Review B Rapid Communications! Link to the full article can be found here. The identification and design of defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials as promising single photon emitters (SPEs) requires a deep understanding of the underlying carrier recombination mechanisms....
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