Contact Information
  Location (Office) E12-1037
  (Lab) 
  Phone  (853)8822-9959
  Fax  (853)8822-2454
  E-mail yongqingcai
  

 

 

EDUCATION
Ph.D.Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2012.
M.S.Materials Science, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 2007.
B.S.Materials Science, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 2004.

 

POSITIONS
Aug 2019 – presentAssistant Professor, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, China
Mar 2019 – Jul 2019Scientist III, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore
Mar 2016 – Feb 2019Scientist II, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore
Jan 2013 – Feb 2016Scientist I, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore
Mar 2012 – Dec 2012Research Fellow, Physics Dept., National University of Singapore, Singapore
Aug 2011 – Feb 2012Research Associate, Physics Dept., National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

RESEARCH
 Research Interests

Computational materials science and physics, in particular:

  • simulating phonons and other quantum quasiparticles in condensed matters
  • phase transitions
  • materials informatics and artificial intelligence

 Research Group       

 

TEACHING
   Undergraduate Courses

  • To be announced

   Ph.D. Courses

  • To be announced

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATION
  1. Devesh R. Kripalani, Andrey A. Kistanov, Yongqing Cai*, Ming Xue, and Kun Zhou*, Strain engineering of antimonene by a first-principles study: mechanical and electronic properties. Phys. Rev. B 98, 085410 (2018).
  2. Xiao Zhang†, Zhimin Luo†, Peng Yu†, Yongqing Cai†, Yonghua Du, Daoxiong Wu, Si Gao, Chaoliang Tan, Zhong Li, Minqin Ren, Thomas Osipowicz, Shuangming Chen, Zheng Jiang, Jiong Li, Ying Huang, Jian Yang, Ye Chen, Chung Yen Ang, Yanli Zhao, Peng Wang, Li Song, Xiaojun Wu, Zheng Liu, Armando Borgna and Hua Zhang, Lithiation-induced amorphization of Pd3P2S8 for highly efficient hydrogen evolution. Nature Catalysis 1, 460 (2018).
  3. Yongqing Cai, Qingqing Ke, Gang Zhang, Boris I. Yakobson, and Yong-Wei Zhang, Highly itinerant atomic vacancies in phosphorene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 10199-10206 (2016).
  4. Yongqing Cai, Qingqing Ke, Gang Zhang, Yuan Ping Feng, Vivek B. Shenoy, and Yong-Wei Zhang, Giant phononic anisotropy and unusual anharmonicity of phosphorene: Interlayer coupling and strain engineering. Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 2230-2236 (2015).
  5. Yongqing Cai, Gang Zhang, Yong-Wei Zhang, Polarity-reversed robust carrier mobility in monolayer MoS2 nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 6269−6275 (2014) .

 

AWARDS & HONORS
2014Institute Best Paper Award

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

OTHERS
Several Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in computational materials and physics are available. Please contact Prof. Cai for more details and information if you are interested.