News

June 10, 2024

Our work “Observation of Three-State Nematicity and Domain Evolution in Atomically Thin Antiferromagnetic NiPS3 is published on Nano Letters. Congratulations to Qishuo Tan and Connor Occhialini from Comin group at MIT.

June 7, 2024

Lu Ping successfully defended her PhD. Congratulations!

April 8, 2024

Congratulations to our undergraduate student Chanmin Woo on receiving the UROP fund to support his summer research in the group.

 

February 15, 2024

Our work “Synthesis of 2D layered transition metal (Ni, Co) hydroxides via edge-on condensation” is published on Scientific Reports. Congratulations to Lu Ping and the team.

February 14, 2024

Our work “Raman enhancement induced by exciton hybridization in molecules and 2D materials” is published on npj 2D Materials and Applications. Congratulations to Rick Kitadai and the team.

January 26, 2024

Jun Cao successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!

December 27, 2023

Our collaborative work with Prof. Judy Cha group at Cornell U “Nanomolding of Two-Dimensional Materials” is published on ACS Nano. Congratulations to the team.

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December 8, 2023

Our collaborative work with Prof. Farnaz Niroui group at MIT “Van der Waals device integration beyond the limits of van der Waals forces via adhesive matrix transfer” is published on Nature Electronics.  Congratulations to the team.

December 4, 2023

Our work “Imaging Strain-Localized Single-Photon Emitters in Layered GaSe below the Diffraction Limit” is published on ACS Nano. Congratulations to Weijun Luo and the team.

October 25, 2023

Our work “Improving Strain-localized GaSe Single Photon Emitters with Electrical Doping” is published on Nano Letters. Congratulations to Weijun Luo and the team.

October 23, 2023

PhD student Qishuo Tan received the “Best in Show” poster award at EXCON23.

https://web.cvent.com/event/c6725c61-4062-4c7e-91a7-d3b6e33e5cc9/summary

September 6, 2023

PhD student Qishuo Tan received the Laursen Fellowship from the Department of Chemistry at BU. Congratulations!

August 8, 2023

We are very happy to have Ben Auer as a REU student in Engineering, Victoria Garity as a GROW high school student and Ryan Nguyen as a RISE high school student in our group for research this summer.

August 3, 2023

Our work “Deterministic Localization of Strain-induced Single-photon Emitters in Multilayer GaSe is published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations to Weijun Luo!

Our work “Determining the Twist Angle of Stacked MoS2 Layers using Machine Learning Assisted Low-Frequency Interlayer Raman Fingerprints is published in Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. Congratulations to Jing Tang on her first paper in the group!

Our work “Ultrathin GaN Crystal Realized through Nitrogen Substitution of Layered GaS” is accepted by Journal of Electronic Materials. Congratulations to Jun Cao!

 

June 27, 2023

Farewell to our visiting professor Mariana Romas from UFMG in Brazil. Thank you for your hard work!

May  23, 2023

Our undergraduate researchers, Gillian Minarik, Ching-Hsiang Yao, and Nick Notarianni graduated this summer. Congratulations and shine on!

May 18, 2023

Tianshu Li received PhD Outstanding Dissertation Awards. Congratulations!

May 11, 2023

Hikari (Rick) Kitadai successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!

May 8, 2023

PhD student Lu Ping received the BU Women’s Council Award. Congratulations!

March 30, 2023

Weijun Luo successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!

Jan. 24, 2023

Xi Ling and Prof. Jing Kong at MIT are organizing a workshop in honor of Prof. Millie and Gene Dresselhaus & celebrating the retirement of Prof. Riichiro Saito. The workshop will be on Feb. 20 in 34-401 at MIT. The registration deadline is Jan. 31. 

Nov. 30, 2022

Our work “Epitaxial Atomic Substitution for MoS2–MoN Heterostructure Synthesisis published in ACS Applied Materials & Interface. Congrratulations to Tianshu Li!

Nov. 15, 2022

Our work on NiPS3 “Charge transfer-enhanced dd emission in antiferromagnetic NiPS3″ is online and picked by the editor as Featured Articles in Applied Physics Reviews.

Oct. 28, 2022

In the past a couple of months, the group received the following good news:

-Ph.D. student Hongze Gao received the BUnano BUnano Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship for another year.

-Our work on NiPS3 “Charge transfer-enhanced dd emission in antiferromagnetic NiPS3″ is accepted by Applied Physics Reviews. Congratulations to Qishuo Tan for his first first-author paper in the group!

-Our collaborative review paper with Prof. Roberto Paiella group “Graphene metasurfaces for terahertz wavefront shaping and light emission” is accepted by Optical Materials Express.

-Our collaborative work with Prof. Anna Swan group “Charge Separation in Monolayer WSe2 by Strain Engineering: Implications for Strain-Induced Diode Action“published on ACS Applied Nano Materials. Congratulations to Weijun and Macro who are the co-first authors!

-Our collaborative work with visiting student Ran Li, “Photo-induced self-reduction enabling ultralow threshold voltage energy-conservation electrochromism” is published on Chemical Engineering Journal.

 

August 15, 2022,

Our work on Dependent Anisotropic Raman Response of Atomically Thin Pentagonal PdSe2is publish on ACS Physical Chemistry Au. Congratulations, Weijun and the team!

August 5, 2022

Tianshu Li gets the first Ling group PhD! Congratulations!

August 3, 2022

Our NSF MRI proposal for an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) is funded! Many thanks to NSF! The instrument is expected to be arrived in the summer 2023. It will be in the CIC center in the Department of Chemistry. We welcome all researchers to use and explore this coming system.

July 15, 2022

In the past half a year, we have a few students joined the group, Zifan Wang, Jing Tang as PhD students, Xinyi Wang, Haochi Wang as master students and Ching-Hsiang Yao as an undergraduate student. Welcome!

We also have two collaborative papers published.

Ultra-stable ionic-liquid-based electrochromism enabled by metal-organic frameworks” is published on Cell Reports Physical Science.

“Rapid, multianalyte detection of opioid metabolites in wastewater” is published on ACS nano.

Dec. 29, 2021

Our collaborative work on Healing of donor defect states in monolayer molybdenum disulfide using oxygen-incorporated chemical vapour depositionis published on Nature Electronics. Congratulations!

Dec. 14, 2021

Our work on Phase controllable synthesis of ultrathin molybdenum nitrides crystals via atomic substitution of MoS2is accepted to publish on Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations, Hongze and the team!

Nov.22, 2021

Our work on Electronic Raman scattering in the 2D antiferromagnet NiPS3is accepted to publish on Science Advances. Congratulations, Xingzhi and the team!

Nov.5, 2021

Congratulations to Hongze Gao who just won the BUnano Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship! We are very proud of you!

Sept. 22, 2021

Our collaborative work with  Sharifzadeh group and  Doerrer group at BU on “Vibrational Signature of Metallophilic Interactions in [Pt(terpy)Cl][Au(CN)2]” is published on The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!

June 8, 2021

We welcome Ayoub Ellouzi to our group as an REU student this summer!

May 28, 2021

Our collaborative work on Resonance-Enhanced Excitation of Interlayer Vibrations in Atomically Thin Black Phosphorus is published on Nano Letters. Congratulations, Nannan!

April 14, 2021

Congratulations to Haoqi on his successful master thesis defense!

April 9, 2021

Our invited review paper on Graphene-Based Environmental Sensors: Electrical and Optical Devices is published on Molecules. Congratulations, Rick and Meng!

Feb. 24, 2021

Our work on Spin-Induced Linear Polarization of Photoluminescence in Antiferromagnetic van der Waals Crystals is accepted to publish on Nature Materials. Congratulations, Xingzhi and the team!

Feb. 6, 2021

Our work on Flexible and High-Performance Electrochromic Devices Enabled by Self-Assembled 2D TiO2/MXene Heterostructures is accepted to publish on Nature Communications. Congratulations, Ran and Xiaoyuan!

Jan. 29, 2021

Our collaborative work with Prof. Keith Brown’s group at Boston University on Reinforcing Magnetorheological Fluids with Highly Anisotropic 2D Materials was published on ChemPhysChem. Ran contributed to the anisotropic 2D Ni(OH)2. Congratulations!

Jan. 16, 2021

Congratulations to our undergraduate Gillian Minarik for receiving the UROP award!

 

December 15, 2020

Our collaborative work on Electrochemical Delamination of Ultralarge Few‐Layer Black Phosphorus with a Hydrogen‐Free Intercalation Mechanism was published on Advanced Materials.

 

November 9, 2020

Our collaborative work with Prof. Kenneth Burch from BC on Modulation Doping via a Two-Dimensional Atomic Crystalline Acceptor was published on Nano Letters. Rick contributed to the CVD synthesis and transfer of graphene.

 

October 26, 2020

Our research on 2D MOFs is funded by ACS PRF! Congratulations to the team! We are grateful for the support of the ACS!

 

September 10, 2020

Xi joined the Editorial Board of Carbon Trends, an Elsevier’s NEW GOLD OPEN ACCESS journal, a companion title to Carbon. Click here to know more about this journal.

 

September 4, 2020

Congratulations to Jun Cao who just won the Sugata Ray Memorial Award! We are very proud of you!

 

August 14, 2020

Ling group’s research on the synthesis of new 2D crystals via selective atomic substitution is funded by DOE! Congratulations to the team! We are grateful for the support of the DOE!

August 7, 2020

Xi featured for NSF Career Award in The Brink.

July 9, 2020

Our collaborative work with Prof. Han Wang from USC on “High tunnelling electroresistance in a ferroelectric van der Waals heterojunction via giant barrier height modulation” was published on Nature Electronics. Jun contributed to the materials synthesis and characterization of CuInP2S6 crystal.  (Link)

July 7, 2020

We congratulate Weijun Luo for his work “Anisotropic Phonon Response of Few‐Layer PdSe2 under Uniaxial Strain” published on Advanced Functional Materials!! Congratulations, Weijun! (Link)

June 18, 2020

Xi won the BU Ignition Award. Congratulations to the Team!

June 15, 2020

Our collaborative work on “Deep‐Learning‐Enabled Fast Optical Identification and Characterization of 2D Materials” was published on Advanced Materials! (link)

3-3-2020

Our collaborative work with Prof. Kenneth Burch at Boston College on “Dielectrophoresis assisted rapid, selective and single cell detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria with G-FETs” was published on Biosensors and Bioelectronics! (link)

2-19-2020

Xi received NSF CAREER Award. Congratulations! Thanks for the support of NSF!

2-1-2020

We welcome Haoqi Ren to join us as a master student in Materials Science and Engineering! Hope he will have fruitful years in the group!

1-15-2020

We welcome Lu Ping to join us as a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering! Hope she will have fruitful years in the group!

1-1-2020

Our collaborative project with Prof. Tomas Palacios at MIT got funded by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). Congratulations! Thanks for the support of SRC!

12-11-2019
We welcome Qishuo Tan to join us as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry! Hope he will have fruitful years in the group!

11-11-2019

We congratulate Nannan Mao and Xingzhi Wang for their work “Direct Observation of Symmetry-Dependent Electron-Phonon Coupling in Black Phosphorus” published on the Journal of American Chemistry Society!! Congratulations, Nannan and Xingzhi! (link)

Our collaborative work with Prof. Hongli Zhu from Northeastern U on “Superstrong and Tough Hydrogel through Physical Cross-Linking and Molecular Alignment” was published on Biomacromolecules! (link)

10-25-2019

We congratulate Jun Cao and Tianshu Li for their work “Realization of 2D Crystalline Metal Nitrides via Selective Atomic Substitution ” published on Science Advances! Congratulations, Jun and Tianshu! (link)

08-28-2019

Our collaborative work on “phonon anharmonicity in few-layer black phosphorus” was published on ACS Nano! (link)

07-01-2019

We welcome high school students, Diana Ditullio from GROW program, Aakash Mehta from RISE program and Helen Xiao to join our group for a 6-weeks research experience.

06-14-2019

Our collaborative work on “graphene-2D semiconductor lateral heterojunctions and their asymmetric hot-carrier thermalization and broadband photoresponse properties” was published on Science Advances! (link)

05-23-2019

We congratulate Rick (Hikari Kitadai) for his work “Enhanced Raman Scattering on Nine 2D van der Waals Materials” published on the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters! Congratulations, Rick! (link)

04-09-2019

Our collaborative work “Chemical and Bio Sensing Using Graphene-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” was published on Nanomaterials! (link)

02-13-2019

Our work on “additive manufacturing of patterned 2D semiconductors through recyclable masked growth” was published on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)! (link)

01-30-2019

Our collaborative work on two-dimensional MoS2-enabled flexible rectenna for Wi-Fi-band wireless energy harvesting was published on Nature! (link)

01-07-2019

We congratulate Tianshu Li’s work “Probing the Domain Architecture in 2D α‐Mo2C via Polarized Raman Spectroscopy” published on Advanced Materials! (link)

We congratulate Maia Alberts (2018 Summer intern) got admitted into Harvard University!

07-02-2018

We welcome Petya Todorova (from GROW program) and Maia Alberts (Summer intern) to join us for a 6-week summer research! Hope they will have a wonderful experience in the group!

05-17-2018

We congratulate Dr. Xingzhi Wang’s work “Anomalous Phonon Modes in Black Phosphorus Revealed by Resonant Raman Scattering” published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters! (link)

04-05-2018

We congratulate Cathlene Del Rosario’s win of the NSF GRFP!

04-04-2018

We congratulate Kevin Wang received summer 2018 UROP funding!

03-14-2018
We welcome  Cathlene Del Rosario to join us as a PhD student in physical chemistry!! Hope she will have a fruitful year in the group!

01-25-2018
We welcome Kevin Wang to join us as an undergraduate researcher in Ling group! Hope he will have a fruitful year in the group!

12-01-2017
We welcome Dr. Iraj S Amiri to join us as a visiting scholar in Ling group! Hope he will have a fruitful year in the group!

09-06-2017

We congratulate Professor Ling just has been selected to receive Boston University Provost’s Career Development Professorship!

09-01-2017
We welcome Jun Cao and Weijun Luo to join us as PhD students in physical chemistry! Hope they will have fruitful years in the group!

07-07-2017

We welcome undergraduate student Jiayu Lei from Harbin Institute of Technology in China to join us for summer research! Hope he will have wonderful experience in the group!
07-03-2017
We welcome high school student Piljoo (Matthew) Jeon to join us for a 6 week summer research through the RISE program! Hope he will have wonderful experience in the group!
06-12-2017
We welcome Nannan Mao to join us as visiting researcher! Hope she will have wonderful experience in the group!
04-19-2017
We welcome undergraduate student Minxue Kan to join us! Hope she will have great research experience in the group!
04-18-2017
We welcome Xingzhi Wang to join us as a Postdoc Researcher! Hope he will have fruitful years in the group!
01-27-2017
Xi gave an invited talk in SPIE-photonics west in San Francisco.
12-05-2016
We welcome Tianshu Li to join us as a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering! Hope he will have fruitful years in the group!
11-11-2016
Xi gave an invited talk in NY state APS meeting in RPI.
09-01-2016
We welcome Hikari Kitadai to join us as a PhD student in physical chemistry! Hope he will have fruitful years in the group!
09-01-2016
Xi joined BU Chemistry as a faculty member, with the secondary appointment in Division of Materials Science & Engineering.