Jian ShiJian Shi

Post Doctoral Fellow



I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. I obtained my B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2006, M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008, and Ph. D degree in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. My PhD research was focused on the nucleation and growth of oxide nanomaterials, photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical cells, nanogenerators and piezotronics.


I am working on understanding metal-insulator transition in correlated oxides such as SmNiO3, that may be of interest to future information processing or other novel electronic devices. By exploring the local phase transition of correlated oxides in confined structures, I am hoping to unveil the links between materials growth, microstructure and their electronic transport properties.