FENG CHEN Texas Center for Superconductivity University of Houston 202 Houston Science Center Houston, TX 77204-5002 Phone: (713) 743-8307 Fax: (713) 743-8201 E-mail: [email protected] Education: Undergraduate M.S. Ph.D. Peking University University of Houston University of Houston Beijing, China Houston TX Houston TX 1988-1991 1991-1993 1993-1997 Thesis Advisor(s): Paul C. W. Chu Employment History: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, Houston TX, 2007-present Research Associate, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, Houston TX, 2002-2007 Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston TX, 2002 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans LA, 1999-2002 Director Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 1997-1999 Research Assistant, Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, 1992-1997 Teaching Assistant, Department of, University of Houston, Houston TX, 1991-1992 Honors and Awards: • Director Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship of Los Alamos National Laboratory (1997) • First Place of TCSUH Semi-annual Presentation Competition (1995) • C. W. Chu Fellowship (Houston Electric League Fellowship) (1993) • First Prize Peking University Fellowships (1988, 1990) • Silver Medal of 19th International Physics Olympia, Austria (1988) • Champion, 4th Chinese National High School Physics Competition (1988) • First Prize of 1st Chinese National High School Mechanics Competition, Jiangsu Province (1987) • Champion, 4th Chinese National High School Physics Competition, Jiangsu Province (1987) • First Prize of Chinese National High School Mathematics Competition, Jiangsu Province (1987) • First Prize of Chinese National High School Mathematics Competition, Jiangsu Province (1986) • Second Prize of Chinese National Junior Middle School Mathematics Competition, Jiangsu Province (1985) Recent Research Highlights: • • • • • • • With colleagues, obtained stable superconductivity at the record high temperature of 164 K (-109 °C) in Hg-1223 in 1993. First to obtain precise thermoelectric coefficient measurement under high pressure and low temperature with thermocouple calibrations, by designing a novel two-heater low ac frequency method with cell-in-cell pressure configuration in 1997. Designed a fast, sensitive and non-destructive method for characterization of magnetic impurities in singlewalled carbon nanotubes in 2003. First to measure thermal conductivity under high pressure using 3ω method with calibration of pressure medium change in 2004. Observed and studied field-induced giant negative capacitance in nano-particle aggregates down to 10-5 Hz. Recently designed and setup a kilo-ampere Jc measurement system for superconducting tapes with colleagues. Recently discovered systematic of doping and thermoelectric properties in the race of studies of ROAsFe and RAs2Fe2 systems. Lab Facilities/Expertise: Experimental Solid State Physics: Superconductivity, Magnetism, Dielectrics, High pressure, Transport properties, Thermal properties including thermoelectrics, Nanotechnologies, Instrumentation Relevant Publications: • “Superconductivity Above 150 K in HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+δ at High Pressures”, C. W. Chu, L. Gao, F. Chen, Z. J. Huang, R. L. Meng and Y. Y. Xue, Nature 365, 323 (1993). • “Superconductivity up to 164 K in HgBa2Cam-1CumO2m+2+δ (m = 1, 2, and 3) Under Quasihydrostatic Pressures,” L. Gao, Y. Y. Xue, F. Chen, Q. Xiong, R. L. Meng, D. Ramirez, C. W. Chu, J. H. Eggert and H. K. Mao, Phys. Rev. B, “Rapid Communciations” 50, 4260 (1994). • “Low frequency ac measurement of Seebeck coefficient”, F. Chen, J. C. Cooley, W. L. Hults and J. L. Smith, Review of Scientific Instruments 72, 4201 (2001). • “Fast characterization of magnetic impurities in single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Feng Chen, Yuyi Xue, Viktor G. Hadjiev, C. W. Chu, Pasha Nikolaev and Sivaram Arepalli , Applied Physics Letters 83, 4601 (2003). • “Thermal conductivity measurement under hydrostatic pressure using 3ω method”, Feng Chen, Jason Shulman, Yuyi Xue, C. W. Chu and George S. Nolas, Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 4578 (2004).