Associate Professor

Assistant Professor


Graduate students



Tao Xu

Tel: 025-83794262






  • Assistant Professor, born in Shaodong,Hunan Province
  • 2005.9-2009.6  B.E., School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Southeast University , Nanjing, P. R. China
  • 2009.9-2016.3: Ph. D, Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics, Key laboratory of MEMS of Ministry of education, Southeast University , Nanjing, P. R. China
  • 2014.1-2015.5: Visiting student, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • 2016.4-present: Ass. Prof., Key Lab of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University
Research interests:
  • electron irradiation effect in low dimensional materials
  • in situ investigation on phase transitions under external field
Selected Publications:
  • 1. T. Xu, Y. Zhou, X. Tan, K. Yin, L. He, F. Banhart, L. Sun*, Creating the smallest BN nanotube from bilayer h-BN. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27(19):1603879
  • 2. T. Xu, L. Sun*, Dynamic In-Situ Experimentation on Nanomaterials at the Atomic Scale. Small, 2015, 11(27):3247-3262.
  • 3. T. Xu, X. Xie, K. Yin, J. Sun, L. He, L. Sun*, Controllable Atomic-Scale Sculpting and Deposition of Carbon Nanostructures on Graphene. Small, 2014, 10(9):1724-1728
  • 4. T. Xu, K. Yin, X. Xie, L. He, B. Wang, L. Sun*, Size-Dependent Evolution of Graphene Nanopores Under Thermal Excitation.Small, 2012, 8(22):3422-3426.
  • 5. X. He#, T. Xu#, X. Xu*, Y. Zeng, J. Xu, L. Sun*, C. Wang, H. Xing, B. Wu, A. Lu, D. Liu, X. Chen, J. Chu*, In Situ Atom Scale Visualization of Domain Wall Dynamics in VO2 Insulator-Metal Phase Transition. Sci. Rep., 2014, 4:6544.
  • 6. L. Wang#, Y. Wang#, T. Xu#, H. Liao, C. Yao, Y. Liu, Z. Li, Z. Chen, D. Pan*, L. Sun*, M. Wu*, Gram-scale synthesis of single-crystalline graphene quantum dots with superior optical properties. Nat. Commun., 2014, 5:5357
  • 7. X. Liu#, T. Xu#, X. Wu#, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, H. Qiu, J.-H. Hong, C.-H. Jin, J.-X. Li, X.-R. Wang, L. Sun*, W. Guo*, Top–down fabrication of sub-nanometre semiconducting nanoribbons derived from molybdenum disulfide sheets. Nat. Commun., 2013, 4:1776.
  • 8. H. Qiu#, T. Xu#, Z. Wang#, W. Ren, H. Nan, Z. Ni, Q. Chen, S. Yuan, F. Miao, F. Song, G. Long, Y. Shi, L. Sun, J. Wang*, X. Wang*, Hopping transport through defect-induced localized states in molybdenum disulphide. Nat. Commun., 2013, 4:2642
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