- Saidi Research Group


Date News
June 8th, 2018 Matt's won the first poster prize at the PCCS 2018 symposium. Well done Matt!
June 8th, 2018 Timonth and Matt presented posters at the PCCS 2018 symposium held in Pittsburgh
June 1st, 2018 Hongli paper on "Superatom Molecular Orbital as an Interfacial Charge Separation State" is publised in J.Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations Hongli!
June 1st, 2018 Cliff's paper on the "Experimentally Validated Structures of Supported Metal Nanoclusters on MoS2" is published in J.Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations Cliff!
May 1st, 2018 Timothy passed the PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations!
April 12th, 2018 Philip Williamson won a summer fellowship to conduct reserach in the group. Congratulations Philip!
April 3rd, 2018 Hongjian accepted an offer from the University of California at Berkeley. Hongjian will join the Mechanical Engineering MEng program in the Fall of 2018. Many Congratulations Hongjian!
April 1st, 2018 Hantong accepted an offer with a full scholarship from Brown Univerity for the graduate school at Materials Engineering. Hantong will join the group of Professor Axel van de Walle. Many Congratulations Hantong!
March 25th, 2018 Philip Williamson joined the group. Welcome Philip!
March 5-9, 2018 The group presents five papers at the APS March meeting in Los Angeles that are lead by WAS, Matt, Cliff, Timothy, and Weibin.
Feb 24, 2018 Matt's paper on the partial oxidation of methanol is published in Applied Catalysis. Congratulations Matt.
Feb 20, 2018 Professor Yanfan Yan visits the department.
November 27, 2017 Zilong He joins the group. Zilong is an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student. Welcome Zilong!
November 22, 2017 Weitao Shan first paper on Segregation of Native Defects to the Grain Boundaries in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite is accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations Weitao!
August 2017 - Feb 2018 Professor Jin Zhao and her group from USTC, China are visiting.
July 12-14, 2017 WAS visits the group of Professor Andrew Rappe at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.
July 10, 2017 Cliff's paper on the Structure of defects on anatase TiO2(001) surfaces is published in Nanoscale. Congratulations Cliff.
June 19, 2017 Yaguang paper "2D Halide Perovskite-based van der Waals Heterostructures: Contact Evaluation and Performance Modulation" is accepted in 2D Materials. Great job Yaguang!
May 25, 2017 Dr. Curnan gives a talk "Connecting O Diffusion along Cu Interfacial Defects with Cu Oxide Nano-island Nucleation and Growth: A Theoretical and Experimental Study" at the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
May 12, 2017 Cliff defended successfully is PhD degree at Hefei. Congratulations Dr. Cliff!
May 8, 2017 Qing's paper on the enhanced mass transfer due to step edge induced oxidation on Cu (100) is accepted in JPCC. This paper also reports on a new Cu-O reactive force field. Congratulations Qing!
May 4, 2017 Weitao Shan passed the PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations Weitao!
May 3, 2017 Zihao Huang (Mechanical Engineering) joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Zihao!
April 7, 2017 WAS gives an invited talk at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, USA.
April 4, 2017 Dr. Curnan gives a talk "Influence of surface defects on copper oxidation via coordinated in situ ETEM and atomistic simulation methods" at the American Chemical Society Spring Meeting (San Francisco, CA).
April 3, 2017 Timothy Yang successfully defends his Masters Thesis. “Tuning the hydrogen evolution activity of β-Mo2C nanoparticles via control of their growth conditions”. Congratulations Timothy!
March 21, 2017 Cliff's paper on the "Role of Surface Stress on the Reactivity of Anatase TiO2(001)" is published in J. Phy. Chem. Lett. Congratulations Cliff!
March 21, 2017 Timothy and Weitao presents a poster about the research of the group for Pitt Day in Harrisburg.
March 13-17, 2017 The group presents three papers at the APS March meeting in New Orleans that are lead by WAS, Yang and Curnan.
March 2, 2017 Timothy Yang publishes his first paper in Nanoscale! Congratulations Timothy!
March 1, 2017 Hongjian Liao (Mechanical Engineering) joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Hongjian!
December 15, 2016 Yaguang paper on the nature of grain boundaries in perovskite cesium lead halides is accepted in JPCC. Congratulations Yaguang.
Septemberr 23, 2016 Dr. Curnan gives a talk "Theoretical Assessment of Oxygen Diffusion Barrier Energetics Along Step Edges and Corners of Copper Surface Facets" at the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
Septemberr 21, 2016 Weibin paper on ultrafast dynamics in CH3OH/TiO2 rutile interface was accepted in JACS. Congratulations Weibin.
Septemberr 21, 2016 Hongli paper on LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface was accepted in PCCP. Congratulations Hongli.
August 29, 2016 Qing joined PDF solutions as a Statistical Method Developer. Congratulations Qing on the new job and you will be certainly missed!
July 23-27, 2016 WAS visits the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin.
July 14, 2016 WAS gives an invited talk in the department of Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, China
July 9, 2016 WAS gives an invited at the University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei, China
July 1, 2016 Dr. Matthew Curnan joins the group as a post-doctoral research associate. Welcome Matt!
June 14, 2016 Qing's study on step edges of Cu surfaces is accepted in JPCL. Congratulations Qing!
May 1, 2016 Weitao Shan joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome Weitao!
May 1, 2016 Hantong Chen (Materials Science) joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Hantong!
April 1, 2016 Qing's review article on Cu oxidation is accepted in surface science. Congratulations Qing!
March 14-18, 2016 The group presents three papers at the APS March meeting in Baltimore that are lead by WAS and Qing.
March 1, 2016 Yaguang Guo is currently visiting us. Yaguang is a Ph.D. student working with Professor Qian Wang at the Center for Applied Physics and Technology in Peking University.
Feb 28, 2016 Professor Patrick Norman is visiting the group from KTH, Sweden.
August 26, 2015 WAS gives an invited talk at Ames National Lab, Iowa, USA
June 23, 2015 WAS gives an invited talk in the department of Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, China
June 12, 2015 WAS gives an invited talk at the University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei, China
June 5, 2015 WAS gives an invited talk in Materials Genome Department at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
June 1, 2015 WAS visits the University of Science and Technology in China for a one month as a Visiting Professor.
May 15, 2015 Timothy Yang joins the group as a Masters student.
March 2-6, 2015 The group presents three papers at the APS March meeting in San Antonio that are lead by WAS, Guo and Qing.
March 1, 2015 Hongli Guo is visitng us. Hongli is a Ph.D. student working with Professor Jin Zhao in ICQD/Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, and Key Laboratory of Strongly-Coupled Quantum Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei.
January 1, 2015 Qing's article on oxidation of stepped Cu surfce is published in JPCC. Congratulations Qing!
January 1, 2015 WAS joins the department of Mechanical engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh.