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Name: Tianran WEI

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: Room 504, Materials Building A

Tel: +86-15800498269


Email: tianran_wei@sjtu.edu.cn


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.

Biographical Information

Professional Experience

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] 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.

[5] 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)

[6] 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.

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

Research Projects

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

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