Haiying He


Instructor, Physics

Assistant Research Scientist, Physics

  • PhD, Physics, Michigan Technological University, MI 2009
  • MS, Materials Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, P. R. China 2000
  • BS, Materials Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhous, P. R. China 1997


Haiying He received her PhD from Michigan Tech in 2009. Her research was focused on the study of electronic structure, molecular interaction, and transport properties of nanostructured and organic electronic devices from first-principles calculations. Thereafter, she joined the computational molecular materials research group (supervised by Peter Zapol and Larry Curtiss) at Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow conducting energy-related research. Her major efforts are focused on the modeling of photochemical reduction of CO2 and dissolution of minerals and glasses in nuclear waste disposal. She also performed syntheses and characterization of nanomaterials for her MS degree in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Lanzhou University. Haiying has a great interest in applying the powerful computational tools to advance our understanding of the structure-property correlation in nanoscale materials, to rationally design new materials or devices, and to seek solutions for current energy and environmental challenges.



  • Area of Specialization : Computational Solid State Theory and Materials Science
  • Advisor: Ravindra Pandey
  • Thesis: Electron Transport in Molecular Systems


  • Area of Specialization : Materials Physics and Chemistry
  • Advisor: Jiangong Li
  • Thesis: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Bismuth Ferrite Nanoparticles


  • Area of Specialization : Materials Science
  • Senior project: Synthesis and Properties of Nanostructured Fe-Ni-Mo-B Alloys