Academic Staff

Chen Y.
Assistant Professor
Research Area:

Alloys, intermetallics, thermoelectric materials, low-dimensional materials, electron and phonon transports, density functional theory, inelastic neutron scattering, synchrotron x-ray diffraction, molecular dynamics

Email:
yuechen@hku.hk
Phone:
3917 7095
Office:
HW 7-22
Website:
http://web.hku.hk/~yuechen/

Dr. Yue Chen obtained his PhD degree in 2010 after finishing a joint program between University of Oxford and Beihang University. Before joining HKU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University and a T. S. Kê Research Fellow at Institute of Metal Research, CAS. His research interests focus on materials physics for electrical and thermal transports, including

1. Anharmonic phonon-phonon couplings and thermal transport properties in crystalline solids

2. Developing first-principles interatomic potentials to bridge the gap between electronic and atomistic approaches

3. Discovering novel material properties under extreme conditions

4. Alloys, intermetallics, thermoelectrics, and low-dimensional materials

5. Density functional theory, inelastic neutron scattering, tight-binding approximations, bond-order potential theory, and synchrotron x-ray diffraction