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Lain-Jong Li

Professor, Material Science and Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division


2D Materials Research Lab

Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University, 2006
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 1996
  • B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 1994

Research Interests


Dr. Lain-Jong (Lance) Li's main research interests include the chemical vapor deposition and characterizations of two dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene and their hetero-structures. His group is also working on the devices based on two dimensional materials including Li ion battery, hydrogen generation and future electronics.

Selected Publications

  • ​K. K. Liu, W. Zhang, Y. H. Lee, Y. C. Lin, M. T. Chang, C. Y. Su, C. S. Chang, H. Li, Y. Shi, H. Zhang, C. S. Lai and L.-J. Li, Growth of Large-Area and Highly Crystalline MoS2 Thin Layers on Insulating Substrates, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 1538-1544.
  • Y.-H. Lee, X.Q. Zhang, W. Zhang, M.-T. Chang, C.-T. Lin, K.-D. Chang, Y.-C. Yu, J. T.-W. Wang, C.-S. Chang, L.-J. Li and T.-W. Lin, Synthesis of Large-Area MoS2 Atomic Layers with Chemical Vapor Deposition, Adv. Mater. 24 (2012) 2320-2325.
  • L.-H. Hu, F.-Y. Wu, C.-T. Lin, A. N. Khlobystov and L.-J. Li, Graphene-Modified LiFePO4 Cathode for Lithium Ion Battery beyond Theoretical Capacity, Nature Comm. 4 (2013) 1687.
  • J.-K. Huang, J. Pu, C.-L. Hsu, M.-H. Chiu, Z.-Y. Juang, Y.-H. Chang, W.-H. Chang, Y. Iwasa, T. Takenobu and L.-J. Li, Large-Area Synthesis of Highly Crystalline WSe2 Monolayers and Device Applications, ACS Nano 8 (2014) 923-930 (2014)
  • W. Zhang, J. Yan, C.-H. Chen, L. Lei, J.-L. Kuo, Z. X. Shen and L.-J. Li, Molecular Adsorption Induces Transformation of Rhombohedral to Bernal Stacking Order in Few-Layer Graphene, Nature Comm. 4 (2013) 2074.