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Jin Zhao

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Physics, University of Science & Technology of China, 2003

Jin Zhao received her B.S. in Physics as well as her Ph.D., also in Physics, from the University of Science & Technology of China. She then joined the University of Pittsburgh as a postdoctoral research associate and stayed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as a research assistant professor. Since 2010, she is a professor in the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscope in the Department of Physics of her alma mater, the University of Science & Technology of China, while retaining an adjunct professorship at the University of Pittsburgh. 


1. The wet electron structure of the H/H2O/TiO2(110) surfaces system using Density Functional Theory.
2. The excited state structure of H/H2O/TiO2(110) using delta-scf method and TDDFT.
3. The resonance of alkali atoms adsorbed on Ag and Cu surface using first-principle and model potential calculation methods.

Most Cited Publications

"Wet Electrons at the H2O/TiO2(110)", Ken Onda, Bin Li, Jin Zhao,                                 Kenneth D. Jordan, Jinlong Yang, Hrvoje Petek, Science, 308, 1154 (2005). 
"Atomlike, hollow-core-bound molecular orbitals of C60 ", Min Feng, Jin Zhao, Hrvoje Petek, Science, 320, 359 (2008). 
"Ultrafast interfacial proton-coupled electron transfer", Bin Li, Jin Zhao, Ken Onda, Kenneth D. Jordan, Jinlong Yang, Hrvoje Petek, Science, 311, 1436 (2006). 
"The electronic structure of oxygen atom vacancy and hydroxyl impurity defects on titanium (110) surface," Minato, T., Sainoo, Y., Kim, Y., (...), Yang, J., Hou, J.G. Journal of Chemical Physics 130(12) (2009)
"Single C59N molecules as a molecular rectifier,"     Zhao, J., Zeng, C., Cheng, X., (...), Hou, J.G., Zhu, Q.     Physical Review Letters
95(4) (2005)

Recent Publications

“Low-Frequency Lattice Phonons in Halide Perovskites Explain High Defect Tolerance Towards Electron-Hole Recombination.” W. Chu, Q. Zheng, O. V. Prezhdo, J. Zhao and W. A. Saidi. Sci. Adv. , in press, (2019)

“K Atom Promotion of O2 Chemisorption on Au(111) Surface.” J. Ren, Y. Wang, J. Zhao, S. Tan and H. Petek. J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 141, 4438, (2019)

“Suppression of Electron-Hole Recombination by Intrinsic Defects in 2D Monoelemental Material.” L. Zhang, W. Chu, Q. Zheng, A. V. Benderskii, O. V. Prezhdo* and J. Zhao. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. , 10, 6151-6158, (2019)

“Tailoring Exciton Dynamics of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides by Interfacial Electron-Phonon Coupling.” Z. Nie, Y. Shi, S. Qin, Y. Wang, H. Jiang, Q. Zheng, Y. Cui, Y. Meng, F. Song, X. Wang, I. C. E. Turcu, X. Wang, Y. Xu, Y. Shi, J. Zhao, R. Zhang and F. Wang. Communications Physics , 2, 103, (2019)

“Suppression and reversion of light-induced phase separation in mixed-halide perovskites by oxygen passivation.” W. Fan, Y. Shi, T. Shi, S. Chu, K. Lghodalo, W. Chen, J. Zhao, X. Li*, and Z. Xiao. ACS Energy Lett. , 4, 2052-2058, (2019)