Jie Feng


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Jie was born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. From 2008/9 to 2012/6, Jie studied in Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and received his B.S. degree in Physics in 2012. From 2011/6 to 2012/7, he spent one year in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, working with Prof. Sheng Meng on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells as an intern research assistant. Starting form 2012/8, Jie works as a research assistant in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received his M.S. degree in Materials Science in 2015. He is currently working with Prof. Paul Voyles and Prof. Dane Morgan, and continuing towards his Ph.D. degree.

Research Interests

Jie is now working on single vacancy detection in bulk materials, which involves:

  • High precision quantitative STEM experiment.
  • Frozen phonon simulation.
  • Density functional theory (DFT) calculation.
  • Thermodynamic modeling.


  1. J. Feng, A. V. Kvit, A. B. Yankovich, C. Zhang, D. Morgan, P. M. Voyles “Prospects for Detecting Single Vacancies by Quantitative Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy” Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (S3), 1887-1888 (2015).
  2. J. Feng, Y. Jiao, W. Ma, M. K. Nazeeruddin, M. Grätzel, S. Meng “First principles design of dye molecules with ullazine donor for dye sensitized solar cells” J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 3772– 3778, (2013).
  3. A. B. Yankovich, J. Feng, A. Kvit, T. Slater, S. Haigh, D. Morgan, P. M. Voyles “Revealing New Atomic-scale Information about Materials by Improving the Quality and Quantifiability of Aberration-corrected STEM Data” Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (S3), 2409-2410, (2015).
  4. A. V. Kvit, J. Feng, A. B. Yankovich, D. Morgan, P. M. Voyles “Increased Fluctuation of Interatomic Distances in Distorted Structure of Stoichiometric LaMnO3” Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (S3), 2413-2414, (2015).
  5. S. Meng, I. Jung, J. Feng, R. Scopelliti, D. Di Censo, M. Grätzel “Bis(pyrazol-1-yl) methane as Non-Chromophoric Ancillary Ligand for Charged Bis-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 3209

Awards and Honors

  1. MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award, MRSEC, NSF (2016).
  2. Best Poster Award, Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) (2016).
  3. AMIC Travel Award (2016).
  4. Microscopy and Microanalysis Presidential Scholar Student Award (2015).

Conference Presentations

  1. Poster presentation at Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (2016), Madison, WI.
  2. Contributed Presentation at Microscopy and Microanalysis (2016), Columbus, OH.
  3. Contributed Presentation at Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (2016), Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Contributed Presentation at Microscopy and Microanalysis (2015), Portland OR.
  5. Poster presentation at Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (2015), Orlando FL.