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Xiaolong CHEN--Assistant Professor

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My research interests are focused on electronics, optoelectronics, and physical properties based on emerging two-dimensional materials. Dr. Chen has done pioneering research on thin-film black phosphorus transistors and mid-infrared opto-electronic devices. In recent years, he has published over 50 pioneer-reviewed research papers on Nature communications, Light: Science & Applications, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Letters etc..


Ph.D. degree:2010.09-2014.08 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics

Bachelor Degree:2006.09-2010.08 University of Science and Technology of China, Special Class for Gifted Young

Working Experiences

2018.09-now:Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, China

2016.08-2018.08:Postdoctoral Researcher at Yale University,USA

2015.04-2016.06:Research Associate at University of Cambridge, UK

2014.09-2015.03:Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar

Research Introduction

Research Introduction: Electronics, optoelectronics, and physical properties based on emerging two-dimensional materials, including:

1.“Lego”assembling van der Waals heterostructuresand their properties

2.2D-material-based infrared opto-electronic devices.

3.2D-material-based high mobility transistors.

Awards & Honors

2022 Shenzhen Ten Excellent Young Teachers

2022 IEEE ICOCN Young Scientist Award

2019 Premier Award, the Fourth SUSTech Teaching Competition for Young Teachers

2019 Shenzhen High-level Talents


Selected Publications: 

1)Le Zhang#, Han Wang#, Xinrong Zong, Yongheng Zhou, Taihong Wang, Lin Wang*, Xiaolong Chen*, “Probing interlayer shear thermal deformation in atomically-thin van der Waals layered materials”, Nature Communications, 13, 3996, 2022.

2)Yan Lv#, Junran Zhang#, Xiaolong Chen*, Lin Wang*, “Enlighten the non-illuminated region by phase segregation of mixed halide perovskites”, Light: Science & Applications (IF:20.3), accepted, 2022. 

3)Yongheng Zhou#, Kaiyue He#, Huamin Hu#, Gang Ouyang#, Chao Zhu, Wei Wang, Sichen Qin, Ye Tao, Runfeng Chen, Le Zhang, Run Shi, Chun Cheng, Han Wang, Yanjun Liu, Zheng Liu, Taihong Wang*, Wei Huang, Lin Wang*, Xiaolong Chen*, “Strong Neel ordering and luminescence correlation in a two-dimensional antiferromagnet”, Lasers & Photonic Reviews, 2100431, 2022

4)Xinrong Zong#, Huamin Hu#, Gang Ouyang#, Jingwei Wang, Run Shi, Le Zhang, Qingsheng Zeng, Chao Zhu, Shouheng Chen, Chun Cheng, Bing Wang, Han Zhang, Zheng Liu, Wei Huang, Taihong Wang*, Lin Wang*, Xiaolong Chen*, “Black phosphorus-based van der Waals heterostructures for mid-infrared light emission applications”, Light: Science & Applications (IF:20.3), 9, 114, 2020.

5)Le Zhang, Li Yang Shao, Guoqiang Gu, Taihong Wang, Xiao Wei Sun, Xiaolong Chen*, “Type-switchable inverter and amplifier based on high performance ambipolar black-phosphorus transistors”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 1900133, 2019.

6)Le Zhang#, Huamin Hu#, Yongheng Zhou, Jinshui Miao*, Gang Ouyang*, Xiaolong Chen*, “Robust and enhanced short-wave near-infrared light emission in phosphorene through photon-activated oxidation”, ACS Photonics, 9, 3935, 2022.

7)Xiaolong Chen, Xiaobo Lu, Bingchen Deng, Ofer Sinai, Yuchuan Shao, Cheng Li, Shaofan Yuan, Vy Tran, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Doron Naveh, Li Yang*, and Fengnian Xia*, “Widely tunable black phosphorus mid-infrared photodetector”, Nature Communications, 8, 1672, 2017.

8)Xiaolong Chen#, Yingying Wu#, Zefei Wu, Yu Han, Shuigang Xu, Lin Wang, Weiguang Ye, Tianyi Han, Yuheng He, Yuan Cai, Ning Wang*, “High quality sandwiched black phosphorus heterostructure and its quantum oscillations”, Nature Communications, 6, 7315, 2015.

9)Xiaolong Chen, Zefei Wu, Shuigang Xu, Lin Wang, Rui Huang, Yu Han, Weiguang Ye, Wei Xiong, Tianyi Han, Gen Long, Yang Wang, Yu Heng He, Yuan Cai, Ping Sheng, Ning Wang* “Probing the electron states and metal-insulator transition mechanisms in atomically thin MoS2 vertical heterostructures”, Nature Communications, 6, 6088, 2015.

10)Xiaolong Chen#, Chen Chen#, Adi Levi, Lothar Houben, Bingchen Deng, Shaofan Yuan, Chao Ma, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Doron Naveh, Xu Du*, and Fengnian Xia*, “Large-velocity saturation in thin-film black phosphorus transistors”, ACS Nano, 12, 5003, 2018.

Recruitment Announcement

We have various positions on postdoctoral researcher and graduate students. If you are interest, please send your CV to Further information can be found on our group webpage:

Contact Information

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