LAI, KEJI

Keji Lai

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics


Experimental condensed matter physics; nanoscale electromagnetic imaging; complex oxides; nano-materials; transport in low-dimensional syste

kejilai@physics.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-475-9128

Office Location
RLM 13.324

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station C1600
Austin, TX 78712

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2006

Research Interests

Experimental condensed matter physics; nanoscale electromagnetic imaging; complex oxides; nano-materials; transport in low-dimensional systems.

Selected Publications

Keji Lai, Worasom Kundhikanjana, Michael A. Kelly, Zhi-Xun Shen, Javad Shabani, and Mansour Shayegan, "Imaging of Coulomb-Driven Quantum Hall Edge States", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 176809 (2011).

K. Lai, W. Kundhikanjana, M. A. Kelly and Z.-X. Shen, "Nanoscale microwave microscopy using shielded cantilever probes", Applied Nanoscience 1, 13 (2011).

Keji Lai, Masao Nakamura, Worasom Kundhikanjana, Masashi Kawasaki, Yoshinori Tokura, Michael A. Kelly, Zhi-Xun Shen, "Mesoscopic Percolating Resistance Network in a Strained Manganite Thin Film", Science 329, 190 (2010).

H. Peng, K. Lai, D. Kong, S. Meister, Y. Chen, X.L. Qi, S.C. Zhang, Z.-X. Shen, Y. Cui, "Aharonov-Bohm interference in topological insulator nanoribbons", Nature Materials 9, 225 (2010).

K. Lai, H. Peng, W. Kundhikanjana, D. T. Schoen, C. Xie, S. Meister, Y. Cui, M.A. Kelly and Z.-X. Shen, "Microscopic Electronic Inhomogeneity in In2Se3 Nanoribbons Revealed by Microwave Impedance Microscopy", Nano Letters 9, 1265 (2009).

K. Lai, W. Kundhikanjana, M. Kelly, and Z.X. Shen, "Modeling and characterization of a cantilever-based near-field scanning microwave impedance microscope", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 063703 (2008).

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) C10 Young Scientist Prize, 2015
  • Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2013
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Global Research Partnership (GRP) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Award (2008 – 2011).
  • Karel Urbanek Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University (2006 – 2008).
  • Summer Fellowship, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (July 2005).
  • Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University (2001 – 2002).
  • Academic Distinction Scholarship, Tsinghua University, (1997 – 2000).
  • Gold Medal, 28th International Physics Olympiad, Sudbury Canada, (July 1997).