Miss Qu Chen

PhD Student

Department of Materials
University of Oxford
16 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH
Email: qu.chen@materials.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1865 73717

Qu completed her undergraduate study with a B.Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing. Core modules include processing, structures and characterisations of metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials; chemistry (organic and inorganic), physics, and mathematics. She participated in the Loughborough-China Materials Partnership (LCMP) programme after the completion of the 3rd year study. Her final year project thesis titled ‘Identification and Characterization of Compostable Packaging’, was completed in Loughborough University, UK, under supervision of Dr. Noreen Thomas.

Qu finished her M.Sc. degree in Polymer Science and Technology in Loughborough University with 1st class honour. Her master dissertation focused on synthesis of ceramic/polymer nanocomposites for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), supervised by Dr. Xunjin Bao.

In her Ph.D. studies, Qu has gained experience and developed skills in structural study of 2D materials including graphene, MoS2, WS2 and h-BN with single atom sensitivity, under the supervision of Professor Jamie H. Warner. Her research interest also includes growing 2D materials by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process and investigating the growth mechanism.


9. Robertson, A. W.; Lin, Y. -C.; Wang, S.; Sawada. H.; Allen, C. S.; Chen Q.; Lee, S.; Lee, G. -D.; Lee, J.; Han, S.; Yoon, E.; Kirkland, A. I.; Kim, H.; Suenaga, K.; Warner, J. H. Atomic Structure and Spectroscopy of Single Metal (Cr, V) Substitutional Dopants in Monolayer MoS2. ACS Nano, ASAP (2016).

8. Chen, Q.; He, K.; Robertson, A. W.; Kirkland, A. I.; Warner, J. H. Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Epitaxial 2D Crystalline Gold on Graphene at Elevated Temperatures. ACS Nano, ASAP (2016).

7.Gong, C.; He, K.; Chen Q.; Robertson, A. W.; Warner, J. H. In Situ High Temperature Atomic Level Studies of Large Closed Grain Boundary Loops in Graphene. ACS Nano, 10, 9165-9173 (2016).

6.Gong, C.; He, K.; Lee, G. -D.; Chen Q.; Robertson, A. W.; Hong, S.; Warner, J. H. In Situ Atomic Level Dynamics of Heterogeneous Nucleation and Growth of Graphene from Inorganic Nanoparticle Seeds. ACS Nano, 10, 9397-9410 (2016).

5. Haijie Tan, Ye Fan, Yingqiu Zhou, Qu Chen, Wenshuo Xu, Jamie H. Warner, "Ultrathin 2D Photodetectors Utilizing Chemical Vapor Deposition Grown WS2 With Graphene Electrodes". ACS Nano, 10, 7866–7873 (2016).

4. Chen, Q.; Robertson, A. W.; He, K.; Gong, C.; Yoon, E.; Kirkland, A. I.; Lee, G. D.; Warner, J. H. Elongated Silicon–Carbon Bonds at Graphene Edges. ACS Nano, 10, 142-149 (2015).

3. Robertson, A. W.; Lee, G. D.; He, K.; Gong, C.; Chen, Q.; Yoon, E.; Kirkland, A. I.; Warner, J. H. Atomic Structure of Graphene Subnanometer Pores. ACS Nano, 9, 11599-11607 (2015).

2. Chen, Q.; Robertson, A. W.; He, K.; Gong, C.; Yoon, E.; Lee, G. -D.; Warner, J. H. Atomic Level Distributed Strain within Graphene Divacancies from Bond Rotations. ACS Nano, 9, 8599-8608 (2015).

1. Chen, Q.; Koh, A. L.; Robertson, A. W.; He, K.; Lee, S.; Yoon, E.; Lee, G. -D.; Sinclair. R.; Warner, J. H. Rotating Anisotropic Crystalline Silicon Nanoclusters in Graphene. ACS Nano, 9, 9497-9506 (2015).