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Langli Luo, Ph.D.

Langli Luo, 2013

Research Associate, EPIC Facility
Northwestern University
Cook Hall, Room 1137
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-3108
Phone: (847) 491-7794 
curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. in Materials Sci&Eng, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, 2012
  • M.Sc. in Materials Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2007
  • B.Eng. in Materials Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China, 2004

Research Experience

Northwestern University, NUANCE Center Evanston, IL
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012 – present)

  • Utilizing Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy with in situ capabilities to study dynamic processes in various fields materials science, i.e. cathode and anode materials in advanced lithium ion battery.
  • Developing in situ TEM techniques (gas/heating, liquid cell and electron probing) on TEMs and collaborating with faculty groups utilizing instruments at Electron Probe Instrumentation Center.

State University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton, NY
Research Assistant (2007 – 2012)

  • Visualization and thermodynamics & kinetics studies of early stages of oxidation of Cu and Cu-Au/Pt thin film by in situ TEM technique Deposited metal and alloy thin film by e-beam evaporation system.
  • Studied thermodynamic and kinetics of oxidation behaviors in nanoscale by in situ TEM and gas-surface study through HRTEM and STEM/EDS.

Selected Publications

  • C. Wu, X. Qiao, L. Luo, H. Li, Synthesis of ZnO flowers and their photoluminescence properties, Materials Research Bulletin, Vol. 43, 1 July, 2008.
  • W. R. Hesse, L. Luo, G. Zhang, R. Mulero, J. Cho, M. Kim, Mineralization of flagella for nanotube formation, Materials Science and Engineering: C, Vol. 29, Issue 7, 31 August, 2009.
  • L. Luo, Y. Kang, Z. Liu, J. C. Yang and G. Zhou, Dependence of the degree of orientation of copper oxide nuclei on the oxygen pressure during the initial stages of copper oxidation, Physical Review B, Vol. 83, Issue15,5418, 2011.
  • L. Luo, Y. Kang, J. C. Yang and G. Zhou, Effect of gold composition on the orientations of oxide nuclei during early stages of copper-gold alloy oxidation, J Appl. Phys., 111, 083533, 2012.
  • L. Luo, Y. Kang, J. C. Yang and G. Zhou, Surface orientation effect on critical oxygen pressure for nucleation of randomly oriented oxides during early stages of Cu oxidation, Surface Science, 606, 1790-1797, 2012.
  • L. Luo, Y. Kang, J. C. Yang and G. Zhou, Influence of the surface morphology on the early stages of Cu oxidation, Applied Surface Science, 259, 791-798, 2012.
  • G. Zhou, L. Luo, L. Li, J. Ciston, E. A. Stach, J. C. Yang, Step-edge induced oxide growth during the oxidation of Cu surfaces, Physical Review Letter, 109, 235502, 2012.
  • L. Luo, J. Wu, J. Luo, J. Huang, V. Dravid, Dynamics of Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation of Graphene-Encapsulated Silicon Nanoparticles Studied by In-situ TEM, Science Reports, 4, 2014.
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