Sufei Shi

Sufei Shi
Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Office: Ricketts 132
Phone: 518-276-2671
E-mail: shis2@rpi.edu
Website: http://sufei-shi.weebly.com/
Education
Ph.D. Physics (Cornell University) 2011
M.S. Physics (Brown University) 2005
B.S. Physics (Nanjing University, Nanjing, China) 2002
Biography
Sufei Shi joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as Assistant Professor in July 2015. He received his PhD in Physics from Cornell University in 2011 and went on to a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Feng Wang at US Berkeley. Dr. Shi's research focuses on low dimensional quantum materials and their quantum effects, which hold promise for novel applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices. Some examples include graphene, transitional metal dichacogenides (TMDs, such as MoS2), and topological insulators. Dr. Shi's group uses state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques to create structures and devices with control down to nanometer resolution. These structures and devices provide unique platforms to study electron-electron interactions, electron-photon interactions, and other phenomenon. Such interactions are greatly enhanced at low dimensions, which greatly expands our fundamental knowledge of them. Dr. Shi's lab also develops spectroscopy tools to better characterize these nanoscale structures and devices by combining quantum transport (electrical) measurement with optical spectroscopy measurement. Examples include time-resolved (~100 fs) scanning photocurrent microscopy, absorption microscopy, and photoluminescence/Raman microscopy.
Research Interests
Graphene, 2D material based heterostructure and devices, optoelectronics, optical spectroscopy, THz