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Name: Qianli CHEN

Title: Lecturer

Office: Room 217, University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

Tel: 021-34206765 ext. 2171


Email: qianli.chen@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Research Base of Introduce Talents



Biographical Information

Qianli CHEN received her doctoral degree from ETH Zurich in 2012, where she discovered the effect of epitaxial strain on the proton conductivity, which has opened up a new route for the design of efficient electrochemical devices such as fuel cells. Shortly after joining the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz as a postdoctoral researcher, she was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to study the electronic structure and interface chemistry on quantum dots. She joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute as a lecturer in 2015. Dr. Chen is the winner of Young Scientist Prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society in 2014, and Shanghai Science and Technology Commission’s Young Scientific Talent YANG FAN Program in 2016.

Research Interests

Ionic and electronic conduction, electronic structure of materials for energy and optoelectronic applications.

Materials for Energy Conversion
Physical Principles Underlying Smart Devices
Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Selected Publications

[1]  Q. Chen, F. El Gabaly, F. Aksoy, Z. Liu, B. S. Mun, S. Yamaguchi, A. Braun, Observation of oxygen vacancy filling in the BaCe0.8Y0.2O3-δ proton conductor with in-situ XPS and impedance spectroscopy, Chem. Mater. 25(23), 4690–4696 (2013)
 [2]  Q. Chen, J. Banyte, X. Zhang, J. P. Embs, A. Braun, Proton diffusivity in spark plasma sintered BaCe0.8Y0.2O3-δ: in-situ combination of quasi-elastic neutron scattering and impedance spectroscopy, Solid State Ionics 252, 2-6 (2013)
 [3]  Q. Chen, J. Embs, V. Pomjakushin, B. Frick, A. Braun, S. Holdsworth, High-temperature high pressure cell for neutron-scattering studies, High Pressure Research 32 (4), 471-481 (2012)
 [4]  A. Braun, F. Aksoy Akgul, Q. Chen, S. Erat, T.-W. Huang, N. Jabeen, Z. Liu, B. S. Mun, S. S. Mao, X. Zhang, Observation of substrate orientation dependent oxygen defect filling in thin WO3-δ/TiO2 pulsed laser deposited films with in-situ XPS at high oxygen pressure and temperature, Chem. Mater. 24 (17), 3473-3480 (2012)
 [5]  A. Braun, Q. Chen, D. Flak, G. Fortunato, K. Gajda-Schrantz, M. Grätzel, T. Graule, J. Guo, T.-W. Huang, Z. Liu, A. Popelo, K. Sivula, H. Wadati, P. P. Wyss, L. Zhang, J. Zhu, Iron resonant photoemission spectroscopy on anodized hematite points to electron hole doping during anodization, ChemPhysChem 13, 2937–2944 (2012)
 [6]  Q. Chen, T.-W. Huang, M. Baldini, A. Hushur, V. Pomjakushin, S. Clark, W. L. Mao, M. H. Manghnani, A. Braun and T. Graule, Effect of compressive strain on the Raman modes of the  dry and hydrated BaCe0.8Y0.2O3 proton conductor, J. Phys. Chem. C 115(48), 24021–24027 (2011)
[7]  Q. Chen, A. Braun, S. Yoon, N. Bagdassarov and T. Graule, Effect of lattice volume and compressive strain on the conductivity of BaCeY-oxide ceramic proton conductors. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. (2011), 2657–2661
 [8]  A. Braun, S. Erat, X. Zhang, Q. Chen, T.-W. Huang, F. Aksoy, R. Löhnert, Z. Liu, S. S. Mao and T. Graule, Surface and bulk oxygen vacancy defect states near the Fermi energy in 100 nm WO3-δ/TiO2 (110) film: A resonant valence band photoemission spectroscopy study, J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (33), 16411–16417 (2011)
 [9]  Q. Chen, A. Braun, A. Ovalle, C.-D. Savaniu, T. Graule and N. Bagdassarov, Hydrostatic pressure decreases the proton mobility in the hydrated BaZr0.9Y0.1O3 proton conductor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 041902 (2010).
 [10] S. Wenger, P.-A. Bouit, Q. Chen, J. l. Teuscher, D. D. Censo, R. Humphry-Baker, J.-E. Moser, J. L. Delgado, N. Martín, S. M. Zakeeruddin and M. Grätzel, Efficient Electron Transfer and Sensitizer Regeneration in Stable π-Extended Tetrathiafulvalene-Sensitized Solar Cells, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 5164 (2010).
 [11] Q.-L. Chen, K. Herrmann, F. Menelao. Comparative study about the determination of the Young’s modulus of thin layers with the instrumented indentation test and the laser-acoustic measuring method, China Measurement Technology 33, 77(2007).
 [12] Y. Zhang, W. Sun, Q. Chen and L. Chen. Synthesis and heavy metal immobilization behaviors of slag based geopolymer, Journal of Hazardous Materials 143, 206-213(2007).
 [13] Q. Chen, A. Braun, Elucidating the biography of a proton in a proton conductor with neutrons and X-rays, Swiss Neutron News 45, 14-22 (2015)

Research Projects

Honors & Awards

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