Name: Tianran WEI
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Room 504, Materials Building A
Platform: Research Base of Introduce Talents
Tianran Wei is currently an assistant professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research focuses on advanced thermoelectric materials and inorganic flexible semiconductors.
11/2018 – Present Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
08/2017 – 10/2018 Assistant Professor, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
09/2012 – 06/2017 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
06/2015 – 12/2015 Visiting student, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
09/2008 – 06/2012 B.Sc., Materials Physics, Shandong University
Advanced Thermoelectric Materials: developing high-performance thermoelectric materials & understanding the electrical and thermal transport properties
Inorganic Flexible Semiconductors: searching for semiconductors with decent flexibility/deformability & studying the interplay between the crystal structure and electrical/thermal/mechanical properties
 Tian-Ran Wei, Gangjian Tan, Xiaomi Zhang, Chao-Feng Wu, Jing-Feng Li, Vinayak P. Dravid, G. Jeffrey Snyder and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Distinct Impact of Alkali-Ion Doping on Electrical Transport Properties of Thermoelectric p‑Type Polycrystalline SnSe. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138(28): 8875-8882.
 Tian-Ran Wei, Mengjia Guan, Junjie Yu, Tiejun Zhu, Lidong Chen, Xun Shi. How to measure thermoelectric properties reliably? Joule, 2018, 2(11): 2183-2188.
 Tian–Ran Wei, Heng Wang, Zachary M. Gibbs, Chao-Feng Wu, G. Jeffrey Snyder and Jing-Feng Li. Thermoelectric properties of Sn-doped p-type Cu3SbSe4: a compound with large effective mass and small band gap. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2(33): 13527-13533.
 Tian-Ran Wei, Chao-Feng Wu, Xiaozhi Zhang, Qing Tan, Li Sun, Yu Pan and Jing-Feng Li. Thermoelectric properties of pristine and Na-doped SnSe1-xTex polycrystals. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17(44): 30102-30109.
 Tian-Ran Wei, Ping Hu, Hongyi Chen, Kunpeng Zhao, Pengfei Qiu, Xun Shi and Lidong Chen, Quasi-two-dimensional GeSbTe compounds as promising thermoelectric materials with anisotropic transport properties. Applied Physics Letters, 2019, 114, 053903. (Featured article)
 Tian-Ran Wei, Gangjian Tan, Chao-Feng Wu, Cheng Chang, Li-Dong Zhao, Jing-Feng Li, Vinayak P. Dravid, G. Jeffrey Snyder and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Thermoelectric transport properties of polycrystalline SnSe alloyed with PbSe. Applied Physics Letters, 2017, 110(5): 053901.
 Tian-Ran Wei, Chao-Feng Wu, Fu Li, Jing-Feng Li. Low-cost and environmentally benign selenides as promising thermoelectric materials. Journal of Materiomics, 2018, 4(4): 304-320.
 Tian-Ran Wei, Yuting Qin, Tingting Deng, Qingfeng Song, Binbin Jiang, Ruiheng Liu, Pengfei Qiu, Xun Shi, Lidong Chen. Copper chalcogenide thermoelectric materials. Science China Materials, 2019, 62(1): 8-24.
Shanghai Sailing Program (2018-2021)
National Science Foundation of China for Youth Scholar (2019-2021)
Honors & Awards
2017 Excellent Doctoral Thesis (Second Prize), Tsinghua University
2017 Outstanding Graduate of Beijing