Principal Investigator

Hui Cai

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

University of California, Merced


Faculty Scientist

Materials Sciences Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at University of California, Merced and a Faculty Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to my appointment at UC Merced, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Dr. David B Geohegan's group. I received my PhD degree from Arizona State University under the supervision of Prof. Sefaattin Tongay.

I am an experimental condensed matter physicist and materials scientist. My work focuses on discovering new quantum materials and 2D materials through cutting edge synthesis methods and tailoring their properties by introducing heterogeneities. I have published 39 SCI-indexed research articles and have an h-index of 19. I serve as the reviewer for multiple journals including Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, etc.