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Dr. WEI Fengxia

Scientist II

Staff

Structural Materials (STR) Department

63194921

wei_fengxia@imre.a-star.edu.sg

2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ysHtKosAAAAJ&hl=en


Research Details


  • Structural-property relationship

  • High entropy alloys, oxide fuel cell electrolyte, hybrid perovskites

  • High throughput X-ray diffraction

  • Materials Synthesis:
    • Solid state reaction, single crystal growth (Floating zone method, solution growth method, hydrothermal method, mechanochemical synthesis )
    • Metal oxide, rare earth oxide, ceramic materials, hybrid perovskites.
  • Materials characterization:
    • TEM (JEOL 2010, JEOL 2100F, software GATAN, CRISP, ImageJ, STEMCELL, JEMS )
    • SEM
    • X-ray diffraction (powder, single crystal)
    • Single crystal neutron diffraction
    • Synchrotron diffraction (Single crystal high pressure, variable temperature powder and powder PDF)
    • Small angle X-ray scattering
  

Accelerated Materials Development  (AMDM)

     
       
  • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, , Scientist II         April 2019 to present

  • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, , Scientist I          Oct 2017 to Mar 2019

  • University of Cambridge, UK, Postdoc,                                                            Nov 2015 to Oct 2017

  • Singapore Polytechnic, Research Scientist,                                                    Sept 2014 to Apr 2015

  • Nanyang Technological University, Project Officer,                                         Sept 2012 - Feb 2014

  • Nanyang Technological University, Project Officer,                                         Sept 2008- Jul 2009

 

 

B.Eng   2004-2008     School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 1st class Honors, Singapore.

Ph.D    2008-2014      School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (Supervisor: Prof Tim White, Co-supervisor: Prof Christian Kloc)

 

  • A*STAR International Fellowship (2014)
  • World Future Foundation PhD thesis prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research @NTU (2014)
  • MSE Research Scholarship (2009-2013)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education Undergraduate Scholarship (2004-2008)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Membership, UK (2017-2018)
  • Postdoc Society of Trinity college, University of Cambridge (2016-2017)

2019:

  1.  Wei, F.X., Deng, Z., Sun, S., Hartono, N., Seng, H., Buonasisi, T., Bristowe, P.B., Cheetham A.K., Enhanced visible light absorption for lead-free double perovskite Cs2AgSbBr6, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 3721 - 3724.

  2.  Hou, J., Sutrisna, P., Wang, T., Gao, S., Li, Q., Zhou, C., Sun, S., Yang, H., Wei, F.X., Ruggiero, M., Zeitler, J., Cheetham, A.K., Liang K., Chen, V., Unraveling the interfacial structure-performance correlation of flexible metal-organic framework membranes on polymeric substrates, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11 (5), pp 5570–5577.

  3. Ng, C.K., Tam, T.L., Wei, F.X., Lu, X., Wu, J., Anion–π and anion–π-radical interactions in bis(triphenylphosphonium)-naphthalene diimide salts, Org. Chem. Front., 2019, 6, 110-115.

2018:

  1. Handoko, A.D.; Wei. F.X.; Lim, J., Yeo, B.S.; Seh, Z., Understanding heterogeneous electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction through operando techniques, 2018, Nat. Catal.(1), 922-924. 

  2. Kieslich, G., Skelton, J.M., Armstrong, J., Wu, Y., Wei, F.X., Svane, K.L., Walsh, A.; Butler, K.T., Hydrogen bonding versus entropy: revealing the underlying thermodynamics of the hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite [CH3NH3] PbBr3, Chem. Mater. 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03164. IF. 9.890, citation: 0.

  3. Wu, Y.; Halat, D.; Wei, F.X.; Binfor, T.; Seymour, L.; Gaultois, M.; Shaker, S.; Wang, J.; Grey, C.; Cheetham, A.K.; Mixed X-site formate-hypophosphite hybrid perovskite, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803061. IF. 5.16, citation:0

  4. Wei, F.X., Brivio, F., Wu, Y., Sun, S., Bristowe, P.D., Cheetham, A.K., Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic and electronic properties of the caesium-based transition metal halide Cs3Fe2Br9, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2018, 6(14), p 3573-3577. IF: 5.976, citation: 1.

  5. Deng, Dong, L., Sun, S.J., Deng, Z, Li, W., Wei, F.X., Qi, Y., Li, Y., Li, X. Lu, P. Ramamurty, U., Elastic properties and thermal expansion of lead-free halide double perovskite Cs2AgBiBr6., Comput. Mater. Sci. 2018, 141, 49-58.  IF: 2.53, citation:6.

  6. Hoye, R.; Eyre, L.; Wei, F.X.; Brivio, F.; Sadhanala, A.; Sun, S.; Li, W.; Zhang, K.; MacManus‐Driscoll J.L.; Bristowe, P.D.; Friend, R.H.; Cheetham, A.K.; Deschler, F.; Fundamental carrier lifetime exceeding 1 µs in Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, p.1800464, IF: 4.834, citation: 0.

  7. Hu, P., Wang, S., Chaturvedi, A., Wei, F.X., Zhu, X., Zhang, X., Li, R., Jiang, H., Long, Y., Kloc, C., , Impact of CH··· X (X= F, N) and π-π Interactions on Tuning the Degree of Charge Transfer in F6TNAP-based Organic Binary Compound Single Crystals, Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18 (3), pp 1776–1785. IF: 3.972, citation:4.

    2017

  8. Wei, F.X; Deng, Z.Y; Sun, S.J.; Zhang, F.H.; Evans, D.M.; Kieslich, G.; Tominaka, S.; Carpenter, M.A.; Zhang, J.; Bristowe, P.D.; Cheetham, A.K.; The Synthesis and Properties of a Lead-Free Hybrid Double Perovskite: (CH3NH3)2AgBiBr6, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29 (3), pp 1089–1094. IF: 9.890, citation: 63.

  9. Longley, L., Li, N., Wei, F.X., Bennett, T. D., Uncovering a reconstructive solid–solid phase transition in a metal– organic framework, R. Soc. open sci., 2017, 4: 171355.  IF: 2.243, citation: 0.

  10. Sun, S., Deng, Z, Wu,Y., Wei, F.X., Isikgor, F., Brivio, F., Gaultois, M., Ouyang, J.,  Bristowe, P., Cheetham A. and Kieslich,G. Variable temperature and high-pressure crystal chemistry of perovskite formamidinium lead iodide: a single crystal X-ray diffraction and computational study. Chem. Commun., 2017, 53 (54), 7537-7540. IF: 6.290, citation:10.

  11. Deng, Z., Wei, F.X., Brivio, F., W, Y., Sun, S.J., Bristowe, P., Cheetham, A.K., The synthesis and characterization of the rare-earth hybrid double perovskite: (CH3NH3)2KGdCl6 and (CH3NH3)2KYCl6. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 5015-5020. IF: 8.709, citation: 7.

  12. Sun, S., Isikgor, H., Deng, Z., Wei, F.X., Kieslich, G., Bristowe, P., Ouyang, J., and Cheetham, A. Factors influencing the mechanical properties of formamidinium lead halides and related hybrid perovskites.  ChemSusChem, 2017, 10 (19), 3740-3745. IF: 7.411, citation: 9. 

    2016

  13. Wei, F.X.; Deng, Z.Y.; Sun, S.J.; Xie, F.; Kieslich, G.; Evans, D. M.; Carpenter, M. A.; Bristowe, P. D.; Cheetham, A. K., The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of a lead-free hybrid inorganic-organic double perovskite (MA)2KBiCl6 (MA = methylammonium). Mater. Horiz. 2016. 3, 328-332., IF:13.183, citation: 85.

  14. Deng, Z.Y., Wei, F.X., Sun, S., Kieslich, G., Cheetham, A. K. and Bristowe, P.D., Exploring the properties of leadfree hybrid double perovskites using a combined computationalexperimental approach, J. Mater.Chem.A 2016, 4, 12025-12029. IF: 9.931, citation: 45.

  15. Wang, J.X..; Wei, F.X.; Lim, S. M.; Liu, E.; Guet, C.; White, T.; Dong, Z., Synthesis and Crystal Structure Characterization of Oxysilicate Apatites for Stabilization of Sr and Rare-Earth Elements. J. Am. Ceram.Soc. 2016, 99 (5), 1761-1768. IF:2.956, citation: 0.

  16. Pramana, S.S, Baikie, T., An T, Tucker, M.G., Wu, J., Schreyer, M.K., Wei, F.X., Bayliss, R., Kloc, C.L, White, T.J., Horsfield,A.P., and Skinner, S.J., Correlation of location structures and diffusion pathways in modulated anisotropic ion conductors,  J. Amer. Chem. Soc, 2016, 138, 1273-1279. IF: 14.357, citation: 6.  

  17. Hu, P., Du, K.Z., Wei, F.X., Jiang, H., Kloc, C., Crystal growth, HOMO-LUMO engineering and charge transfer degree in Perylene-FxTCNQ(x=1,2,4) organic charge transfer binary compounds, Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16(5), 3019-3027.  IF: 3.972, citation: 33

    2015

  18. Wei, F.X., Gasparyan, H., Keenan, P., Gutmann, M., Fang, Y.N., Baikie, T., Claridge, J.,  Slater, P.,  Kloc, C., and  White, T.; Intermediate temperature anisotropic ion conduction in melilite electrolyte, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 3091-3096.  IF: 9.931, citation: 11.

  19. Wei, F.X; Fang, Y.N.; Xiao, S.J.; Cheng, Z.L.; Liu, Q.S.; Ting, K.E.; Yin, X.J., Ultrafast Growth of Self-organized Anatase Nanorod arrays using anodization method without thermal annealing, J. sci. technol. environ.inform., 2015, 5(1),  3000259. IF: 2.29, citation: 0.

  20. Liu, X.; Zhang, Q.; Chong, W. K.; Yip, J. N.; Wen, X.; Li, Z.; Wei, F.X; Yu, G.; Xiong, Q.; Sum, T. C., Cooperative Enhancement of Second-Harmonic Generation from a Single CdS Nanobelt-Hybrid Plasmonic Structure. ACS Nano 2015, 9 (5), 5018-5026. IF: 13.709, citation: 19.

  21. Teng, Y.T., Wei, F.X., Yazami, R., Synthesis of NixCo(1-x)F2 (x= 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0) and application in lithium ion batteries, J. Alloys compd., 2015, 653,434-443.  IF: 3.779, citation: 5.

  22. Jiang, C.Y., Lim, S.L., Goh, W.P., Wei, F.X., Zhang, J., Improvement of CH3NH3PbI3 formation for efficient and reproducible mesoscopic perovskite solar cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 24726-24732. IF: 8.097, citation: 33.

    2014

  23. Hu. P., Ma, L., Tan, K.J., Jiang, H., Wei, F.X., Yu, C., Goetz, K., Jurchescu, O., McNeil, L., Gurzadyan, G.G. and Kloc, C, Solvent-Dependent Stoichiometry of Perylene and TCNQ (7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) Charge Transfer Compounds, Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14, 6376-6382. IF: 3.972, citation: 20.

  24. Jiang, H.; Ye, J.; Hu, P.; Wei, F.X.; Wang, N.; Kloc, C.; Single Crystals of Fluorinated Metal Phthalocyanines: From Theoretical Predictions to Physical Properties, Scientific Report. NPG, 2014, 4, 7573. IF: 4.122, citation: 27.

  25. Baikie, T., Schreyer, M., Wei, F.X., Herrin,J.S.,  Ferraris, C., Brink, F., Topolska, J., Piltz, R., Price, J. and  White, T.;The Influence of Stereochemically Active Lone Pair Electrons on Crystal Symmetry and Twist Angles in Lead Apatite-2H Type Structures, Mineral. Mag., 2014, 78(2), p. 325-345. IF: 1.285, citation: 5.

    2013

  26. An, T, Baikie,T., Wei, F.X.,  Pramana, S.S, Schreyer, M., Piltz, R., Shin, F., Wei, J., Slater, P., and White, T., Crystallographic Correlations with Anisotropic Oxide Ion Conduction in Aluminum-doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes. Chem. Mater., 2013, 25(7), p. 1109-1120.  IF: 9.890, citation: 12.

  27. Baikie, T., Fang, Y.N, Kadro, J. M., Schreyer, M, Wei, F.X., Mhaisalkar, S. G., Graetzel, M. and White, T. J., Synthesis and Crystal Chemistry of the Hybrid Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 for Solid State Sensitised Solar Cell Applications. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013. 1(18): p. 5628-5641. IF: 9.931, citation: 1443.

  28. Toh, M.L., Tan, K.J., Wei, F.X., Zhang, K.K., Jiang, H., Kloc, C., Intercalation of organic molecules into SnS2 single crystals. J. Solid State Chem, 2013. 198: p. 224-230. IF: 2.179, citation: 22.

  29. Jiang, H.; Zhang, K. K.; Ye, J.; Wei, F.X.; Hu, P.; Guo, J.; Liang, C. Y.; Chen, X. D.; Zhang, Y.; Mcneil, L. E.; Hu, W. P.; Kloc, C., Atomically flat, large-sized, two-dimensional organic nanocrystals. Small 2013, 9, p.990-995. IF: 9.59, citation: 26.

  30. Bayliss, R.; Pramana, S.; An, T.; Wei, F.X.; Kloc, C.; White, A.; Skinner, S.; White, T.; Baikie, T., FergusoniteType CeNbO4+δ Electrolyte: Single Crystal Growth, Symmetry Revision and Conductivity. J.  Solid State Chem, 2013, 204, p. 291-297.  IF: 2.179, citation: 10.

  31. Wei, F.X.; Williams, T.; An, T.; Thomas, T.; Kloc, C.; Wei, J.; White, T.; Atomic scale observation of compositional and displacive modulations in  incommensurate melilite electrolytes, J.solid state chem. 2013, 203, p.291-296.  IF: 2.179, citation: 2.

  32. Xiao, J.C.,, Azuma, Y., Liu, Y., Li, G., Wei, F.X., Tan, K.J., Kloc, C., Zhang, H., Majima, Y. and Zhang, Q., Synthesis, structure, physical properties, and displacement current measurement of an n-type organic semiconductor: 2:3,5:6-bis(1,1-dicyanoethylene- 2,2-dithiolate)-quinone., Aust. J. Chem. 2013, p. 1674-1678.  IF: 1.059, Citation: 6.

    2012

  33. Wei, F.X.; Baikie, T.; An, T.; Kloc, C.; Wei, J.; white, T., The crystal chemistry of melilite [CaLa]2[Ga]2[Ga2O7]2: a five dimensional solid electrolyte. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, (10),p. 5941-5949.  IF: 4.700, citation: 12.

  34. Liu, Y.; Wei, F.X.; Yeo, S. N.; Lee, F. M.; Kloc, C.; Yan, Q.; Hng, H. H.; Ma, J.; Zhang, Q., Synthesis, crystal structure, and optical properties of a three- dimensional quaternary Hg-In-S-Cl Chalcohalide: Hg7InS6Cl5. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, p.4414-4416.  IF: 4.700, citation: 26.

  35. Liu, Y.; Wei Tan, M. J.; Wei, F.X.; Tian, Y.; Wu, T.; Kloc, C.; Huo, F.; Yan, Q.; Hng, H. H.; Ma, J.; Zhang, Q. C., In situ formation of new organic ligands to construct two novel self-charge-transfer Pb(ii)-based frameworks. CrystEngComm 2012, 14, (1), p. 75-78.  IF: 3.304, citation: 14.

  36. Wu, Y. C.; Yin, Z. Y.; Xiao, J. C.; Liu, Y.; Wei, F.X.; Tan, K. J.; Kloc, C.; Huang, L.; Yan, Q.; Hu, F.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, Q., Crystal structure and phototransistor behavior of N-substituted Heptacene. ACS Appl. mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, p. 1883-1886.  IF: 8.097, citation: 69.

    2011

  37. Wei, F.X.; Baikie, T.; An, T.; Shreyer, M.; Kloc, C.; White, T., Five-dimensional incommensurate structure of the melilite electrolyte [CaNd]2[Ga]2[Ga2O7]2. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, (38), p.15200-15211. IF:14.357, citation: 20.

  38. An, T.; Baikie, T.; Wei, F. X.; Kloc, C.; Brink, F.; Wei, J.; Ngoh, S. L.; White, T., Single crystal growth of apatitetype Al-doped neodymium silicates by the floating zone method. J. Cryst. Grow. 2011, 333, (1), p.70-73. IF: 1.742, Citation: 11.

  39. Yuan, H. T.; Toh, M. L.; Morimoto, K.; Tan, W.; Wei, F.X.; Shimotani, H.; Kloc, C.; Wasa, Y., Liquid-gated electric-double-layer transistor on layered metal dichalcogenide, SnS2. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011, 98, p. 012102.  IF: 3.495, citation: 37.

  40. Liu, Y.; Tian, Y. F.; Wei, F.X.; Ser, C. P.; Huang, C. W.; Boey, F.; Kloc, C.; Chen, L.; Wu, T.; Zhang, Q. C., A new hydrazine-bridged thioantimonate Mn2Sb4S8(N2H4)2: Synthesis, structure, optical and magnetic properties. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2011,14(6), p. 884-888. IF:1.81, citation: 30.

  41. Xiao, J.; Yang, B.; Wong, J.I.; Liu, Y.; Wei, F.X.; Tan, K.J.; Teng, X.; Wu, Y.; Huang, L.; Kloc, C.; Boey, F.; Ma, J.; Zhang,H.; Yang, H.; Zhang, Q.; Synthesis, characterization, self-assembly, and physical properties of 11-methylbenzo[d]pyreno[4,5-b]furan, Org. Lett.201113 (12), pp 3004–3007. IF: 6.492, citation, 77.

     

    2010

  42. Tam, T.L.; Li, H.; Wei, F.X.; Tan, K.J.; Kloc, C.; Lam, Y.; Mhaisalkar S.; Grimsdale, A.C.; One-Pot Synthesis of 4,8-Dibromobenzo[1,2-c;4,5-c′]bis[1,2,5]thiadiazole, Org. Lett.201012 (15), pp 3340–3343. IF: 6.492, citation: 38.


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