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:
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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).
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