Dr. Zhao received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering, both from Peking University. After graduation, Dr. Zhao conducted his postdoctoral research at the College of Engineering at Peking University. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Dr. Zhao’s current research group works on Computational Materials Properties. Specifically, his group aims to understand defect thermodynamics, defect production, defect migration, and defect evolution in different materials under deformation or irradiation conditions. The defects considered include point defects, impurities, dislocations, stacking faults, grain boundaries, surfaces, etc. For this purpose, different simulation techniques at different scales are concurrently or sequentially employed.
Computational materials science
energy storage materials
Ph.D. in Engineering, Peking University, China
Bachelor in Physics, Peking University, China
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Peking University, China
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Reviewer for journals: Journal of Material Chemistry A, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Journal of Material Chemistry C, Advanced Engineering Materials, Journal of Metal (JOM), Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, Material Research Express, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Carbon, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and 2D Materials.