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YU Rong

Professor: Professor
Address:National Center for Electron Microscopy in Beijing,
School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.

Education Background

9/1999-6/2002: Ph.D. in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
9/1996-6/1999: Master in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
9/1992-6/1996: Bachelor in Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China.


12/2013-present: Professor, Tsinghua University, China.
3/2008-12/2013: Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China.
5/2007-2/2007: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, U.K.
2/2003-5/2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Research interests

1. Development of electron microscopy methods: 2D potential reconstruction; 3D atomic tomography, 4D-STEM.
2. Microstructure of materials: Surfaces, interfaces, dislocations, phase transitions, crystal structure.
3. Materials design and structure-property relationship: Rare earth permanent magnets, metallic structural materials, quantum materials, catalytic materials.

Honors and awards

2015: The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
2010: Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University
2005: National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China
2002: Special Prize of President Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2002: K. H. Kuo Award of Outstanding Student, K. H. Kuo Education Fund

Representative Publications

Representative Publications (Optional)
1. T.Q. Zhang, W.D. Xing, F.G. Chem, S.S. Liu, L.T. Zhang, R. Yu*, Microstructure and phase evolution mechanism in hot-pressed and hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B magnets with Nd85Cu15 addition, Acta Mater., 204,116493 (2021).
2. Y.M. Zhu, L.H. Liu, G.P. Cao, W.D. Xing, Y.-H. Chu, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Atomic structure and properties of a perovskite/spinel (111) interface, Phys. Rev. B, 102, 165302 (2020).
3. S.Y. Liang, R. Yu*, Structural distortion and collinear-to-helical magnetism transition in rutile-type FeO2, Phys. Rev. B, 102, 014448 (2020).
4. W.D. Xing, R. Yu*, Atomic structures of high Miller index surfaces of NiO, J. Mater. Chem. C, 8, 14164-14171 (2020).
5. L.H. Liu, Z.Y. Cheng, Y.D. Li, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Structure and stability of the (001) surface of Co3O4, J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 25790-25795 (2020).
6. L.H. Liu, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Flexible cation distribution for stabilizing a spinel surface, J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 16431-16438 (2020).
7. S.S. Liu, L.H. Liu, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Atomic structure and properties of SnO2 (100) and (101) surfaces and (301) steps in the (100) surface, J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 27631-27636 (2020).
8. W.D. Xing, Y. Zhang, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Structural and spin state transition in the polar NiO(111) surface, Appl. Surf. Sci., 532, 147427 (2020).
9. H.Z. Sha, S.Y. Liang, L.H. Liu, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Surface termination and stoichiometry of LaAlO3(001) surface studied by HRTEM, Micron, 137, 102919 (2020).
10. Y. Zhang, W.B. Wang, W.D. Xing, S.B. Cheng, S.Q. Deng, M. Angst, C.-P. Yu, F.L. Lan, Z.Y. Cheng, D. Mandrus, B. Sales, J. Shen, X.Y. Zhong, N.-H. Tai, R. Yu*, J. Zhu*, Effect of oxygen interstitial ordering on multiple order parameters in rare earth ferrite, Phys. Rev. Lett., 123, 247601 (2019).
11. S.Y. Liang, X. Zheng, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Coherent topotactic interface between corundum and rutile structures, J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 534-540 (2019).
12. L.H. Liu, Y.H. Sun, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Subsurface reconstruction and saturation of surface bonds, Sci. Bull., 63, 1570-1575 (2018).
13. J.L. Huang, Z. Li, H.H. Duan, Z.Y. Cheng, Y.D. Li, J. Zhu, R. Yu*, Formation of hexagonal-close packed (HCP) rhodium as a Size Effect, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 575-578 (2017).
14. R. Yu*, H. Wu, J.D. Wang, J. Zhu, Strain concentration at the boundaries in 5-fold twins of diamond and silicon, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 4253-4258 (2017).
15. Z. Li, R. Yu, J.L. Huang, Y.S. Shi, D.Y. Zhang, X.Y. Zhong, D.S. Wang, Y.E. Wu*, Y.D. Li*, Platinum-nickel frame within metal-organic framework fabricated in situ for hydrogen enrichment and molecular sieving, Nat. Comm., 6, 8248 (2015).
16. H.H. Duan, N. Yan, R. Yu, C.R. Chang, G. Zhou, H.S. Hu, H.P. Rong, Z.Q. Niu, J.J. Mao, H. Asakura, T. Tanaka, P.J. Dyson, J. Li, Y.D. Li*, Ultrathin rhodium nanosheets, Nat. Comm., 5, 3093 (2014).
17. Z.Q. Wang, X.Y. Zhong*, R. Yu, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu*, Quantitative experimental determination of site-specific magnetic structures by transmitted electrons, Nat. Comm., 4, 1395 (2013).
18. S.R. Lu, R. Yu*, J. Zhu, Atomic steps on the MgO(100) surface, Phys. Rev. B, 87, 165436 (2013).
19. M.R. He, R. Yu, J. Zhu*, Reversible wurtzite-tetragonal reconstruction in ZnO(10-10) surfaces, Angew. Chem. In. Ed., 51, 7744-7747 (2012).
20. M.R. He, R. Yu, J. Zhu*, Subangstrom profile imaging of relaxed ZnO(10-10) surfaces, Nano Lett., 12, 704-708 (2012).
21. L. Gan, R. Yu, J. Luo, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu*, Lattice strain distributions in individual dealloyed Pt-Fe catalyst nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 934-938 (2012).
22. W. Zhang, R. Yu*, K. Du*, Z.Y. Cheng, J. Zhu, H.Q. Ye, Undulating slip in laves phase and implications for deformation in brittle materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 165505 (2011).
23. W. Chen, R. Yu, L.L. Li, A.N. Wang, Q. Peng, Y.D. Li*, A seed-based diffusion route to monodisperse intermetallic CuAu nanocrystals, Angew. Chem. In. Ed., 49, 2917-2921 (2010).
24. R. Yu*, J. Zhu, H.Q. Ye, Calculations of single-crystal elastic constants made simple, Comp. Phys. Comm., 181, 671-675 (2010).
25. R. Yu*, L.H. Hu, Z.Y. Cheng, Y.D. Li, H.Q. Ye, J. Zhu, Direct Subangstrom measurement of surfaces of oxide particles, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 226101 (2010).
26. R. Yu*, W. Chen, Z.Y. Cheng, Y.D. Li*, J. Zhu*, Multishell intermetallic onions by symmetrical configuration of ordered domains, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 225501 (2010).
27. R. Yu*, Q. Zhan, L.C. De Jonghe, Crystal structures of and displacive transitions in OsN2, IrN2, RuN2, and RhN2, Angew. Chem. In. Ed., 46, 1136-1140 (2007).

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