Weidong Luo (罗卫东)

Weidong Luo

Distinguished Research Fellow

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Brief Introduction

Weidong Luo received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Luo worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University, initially as a postdoctoral Research Associate and later as a Research Assistant Professor. During 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the Physics Department of UC Berkeley. In 2011, Dr. Luo moved to Stanford University, working as a Research Scientist at the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials. In 2012, Dr. Luo was selected to the third “Youth 1000 Plan”, and joined the faculty of the Physics Department and the Institute of Natural Sciences of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Luo’s recent research has focused on several areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and materials science: complex oxides, nanoscale structures, and topological insulators. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals including PRL, PRB, Nano Letters, Science, PNAS, and Nature Communications. Dr. Luo has frequently served as reviewers for scientific journals such as PRL, PRB, JPCM, and JAP.

Research Interests

Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Materials Science; Complex Oxides; Nanoscale Structures; Topological Insulators:

Dr. Weidong Luo’s research approach is to understand and predict the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of materials using atomistic first-principles quantum-mechanical methods. His recent and ongoing research projects include: topological insulators, two-dimensional materials, structural transition and piezoelectric response in multiferroic BiFeO3, charge transfer and magnetic coupling at complex oxide interfaces, atomic-scale compensation phenomena at ferroelectric interfaces, charge/orbital ordering properties and nanoscale phase separation in CMR manganites, novel magnetism in nanostructures.

Selected Publications

Complex oxides

Nanoscale structures

Topological insulators