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.
1. Development of electron microscopy methods: ptychography, atomic tomography, potential reconstruction.
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: Distinguished Young Scholars, The National Science Fund 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.
1996: Outstanding Graduate, Zhejiang University.
1992: Outstanding Freshman, Zhejiang University.
l H.Z. Sha, J.Z. Cui, J.L. Li, Y.X. Zhang, W.F. Yang, Y.D. Li, R. Yu, Ptychographic measurements of varying size and shape along zeolite channels, Sci. Adv., 9, eadf1151 (2023).
l C. Liu, J.Z. Cui, Z.Y. Cheng, B.Z. Zhang, S.Y. Zhang, J. Ding, R. Yu, E. Ma, Direct observation of oxygen atoms taking tetrahedral interstitial sites in medium-entropy body-centered-cubic solutions, Adv. Mater., 35, 2209941 (2023).
l H.Z. Sha, Y.P. Ma, G.P. Cao, J.Z. Cui, W.F. Yang, Q. Li, R. Yu, Sub-nanometer-scale mapping of crystal orientation and depth-dependent structure of dislocation cores in SrTiO3, Nat. Comm., 14, 162 (2023).
l H.Z. Sha, J.Z. Cui, R. Yu, Deep sub-angstrom resolution imaging by electron ptychography with misorientation correction, Sci. Adv., 8, eabn2275 (2022).
l T.Q. Zhang, W.D. Xing, F.G. Chen, L.T. Zhang, R. Yu, Improvement of coercivity and its thermal stability of hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B magnets processed by Tb70Cu30 doping and subsequent Nd85Cu15 diffusion, Acta Mater., 220, 117296 (2021).