“First-principles study of low electron conductivity in Li peroxide for Li-air batteries”
Dr. Su-Huai Wei received his B.S. in Physics from Fudan University (China) in 1981 and his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1985, where he studied quantum theory of solids. Together with Prof. H. Krakauer, he developed a new and completely general full-potential, self-consistent Linearized Augmented Plane Wave (LAPW) code to study electronic and structural properties of semiconductors, metal surfaces, d-band and f-band metals and compounds. He joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1985 and is currently a Principal Scientist and Group Manager for the Theoretical Materials Science Group. He has made original and significant contributions to the understanding of electronic structures and stabilities of alloys and superlattices; effects of d electron in II-VI and magnetic semiconductors; electronic structure of chalcopyrite compounds; chemical trends of band offsets and deformation potentials of semiconductors; electronic structure of wide band gap nitrides and oxides; mechanism of magnetic coupling in semiconductors, defects in semiconductors and quantum dots, and nano structured materials for energy storage and production. He has published more than 330 peer-reviewed papers, including more than 53 articles in the Physical Review Letters, and with more than 14,000 citations (with an H-factor of 63). He has been an invited speaker in many international conferences and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1999.