Mingjian Wu

Dr. Mingjian Wu


Department Werkstoffwissenschaften (WW)
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)

Raum: Raum 01.138
Cauerstraße 3
91058 Erlangen
  • Biography

I studied Materials Science and obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Hunan University, China. Afterward, I moved to Berlin, Germany, and worked at Paul-Drude-Institute for solid state electronics with Dr. Achim Trampert on the topic of structural phase stability in III-V semiconductors. With a top honor grade „summa cum laude“, I obtained doctor degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin in 2014. After a short stay in Finland, I joined the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research at FAU in 2015. I am currently a staff scientist at the institute, with roles as
+ scientific advisor in various projects offering advanced electron microscopy/spectroscopy expertise
+ facility supervisor/manager of a double Cs-corrected, monochromated Titan Themis and a probe-corrected Spectra 200 TEMs

My research interest lies in interfaces of functional nanomaterials and their relationship to their properties. I offer comprehensive expertise in micro- and nano-analytics in the field of materials science and nanotechnology, with more than a decade of experience in the development and application of advanced and in situ microscopy techniques. I maintain a solid track record of working closely together with materials scientists in the fields of growth/synthesis, spectroscopy/scattering, and theory/simulation.

My current research topics cover the following aspects:
+ high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy of nanostructured materials and devices
+ diffraction-based methods, 4D-STEM, and big data analysis routines
+ in situ electron microscopy techniques and novel preparation methods
+ phase contrast electron microscopy techniques (for revealing nanoscale electrostatic and magnetic fields)
+ extended defects in nano-structured semiconductors, metals, and thin films
+ nano-particulate systems, nano-alloys, and intermetallics
+ beam-sensitive organic/inorganic materials for photovoltaic and optoelectronics

Besides, I also offer teaching activities in the following curricular
+ Electron Microscopy I (Master course; at winter semesters, responsible for exercises: 2 ECTS)
+ Electron Microscopy II (at summer semesters, responsible for lecture & exercise: 5 ECTS total)
+ Lab course of Nanotechnology (Master level lab course at winter semesters: 2 ECTS)

  • Publications