Research Interests: 1. CVD synthesis of 2D materials including graphene, MoS2 and other TMDC.
2. 3D carbon based material in electrochemcial applciation including supercapacitor and hydrogen evolution reaction.
3. multiscale simulation (FEA, DFT, MD)of mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of graphene.Job Interests: Academic
Xining Zang received her B.E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. She has been pursuing her PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley since 2012.
Novel Methods to Synthesis Transition Metal Dichalcogenide and Transition Metal Carbide for Energy Storage Applications [BPN742]
The field of 2D materials have witnessed tremendous efforts of research in past several years, transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) and transition metal carbides are the most famous two families 2D material besides graphene. The vision of this project is developing "tolerant" and sustainable method to synthesis those kinds of materials with high quality/yield and design applications compatible with the fabrication approaches. Till now, we have been developing atomic layer deposition, self-assembly coupled CVD, and laser ablation methods to synthesis a series of 2D materials including TiS2, Mo3C2, Mo2C and etc. We specify their application in energy storage and conversion including supercapacitors and catalyst for hydrogen evolution and oxygen evolution reactions.