Name:Ping CUI
Address:Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale, 

University of Science and Technology of China, 

Hefei, Anhui 230026, P. R. China
2018.01-presentProfessor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
2010, 2011, 2012Visiting Scholar, University of Tennessee, USA (one or two months per year)
2007-2017Assistant Professor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, USTC, China
2001-2006Ph.D, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
2000-2001Graduate study, USTC, China
1996-2000B. S. (with honor: Outstanding Graduates in Anhui province), USTC, China
Theory, modeling, and simulations of the growth mechanisms and physical/chemical properties of surface-based nanomaterials. Specific recent systems include quantum wires, two-dimensional materials (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and topological insulators) and their (vertical or lateral) heterostructures, and solar cell materials. The related properties include electronic, excitonic, magnetic, spintronic, and catalytic properties.
1.L. Q. Li, J. Zeng, W. Qin, P. Cui*, and Z. Y. Zhang*, “Tuning the hydrogen activation reactivity on topological insulator heterostructures”,Nano Energy 58, 40 (2019).
2.J. Zeng, P. Cui*, and Z. Y. Zhang*, “Half layer by half layer growth of a blue phosphorene monolayer on a GaN(001) substrate”,Phys. Rev. Lett.118, 046101 (2017). [Editors’ Suggestion].
3.P. Cui, J. H. Choi, C. G. Zeng, Z. Y. Li, J. L. Yang, and Z. Y. Zhang, “A kinetic pathway towards high-density ordered N doping of epitaxial graphene on Cu(111) using C5NCl5precursors”,J. Am. Chem. Soc.139, 7196 (2017).
4.Y. X. Chen#, P. Cui#, X. B. Ren, C. D. Zhang, C. H. Jin, Z. Y. Zhang, and C. K. Shih, “Fabrication of MoSe2 nanoribbons via an unusual morphological phase transition”,Nat. Commun. 8, 15135 (2017).
5.P. Cui, J. H. Choi, W. Chen, J. Zeng, C. K. Shih, Z. Y. Li, and Z. Y. Zhang, “Contrasting structural reconstructions, electronic properties, and magnetic orderings along different edges of zigzag transition metal dichalcogenide nanoribbons”, Nano Lett. 17, 1097 (2017).
6.P. Cui, Q. Zhang, H. B. Zhu, X. X. Li, W. Y. Wang, Q. X. Li, C. G. Zeng, and Z. Y. Zhang, “Carbon tetragons as definitive spin switches in narrow zigzag graphene nanoribbons”,Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 026802 (2016).
7.Y. N. Zhou, W. Chen, P. Cui*, J. Zeng, Z. N. Lin, E. Kaxiras, and Z. Y. Zhang*, “Enhancing the hydrogen activation reactivity of nonprecious metal substrates via confined catalysis underneath graphene”, Nano Lett.16, 6058 (2016).
8.J. H. Choi#, P. Cui#,H. P. Lan, Z. Y. Zhang, “Linear scaling of the exciton binding energy versus the band gap of two-dimensional materials”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 066403 (2015).

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