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Rui Shi


Rui Shi


Rui Shi is currently a full-time researcher at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Chemistry at Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2018 for his work on the Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV)—UV spectroscopic study of lanthanide-doped materials. His previous study revealed that combining traditional spectroscopy with methods provided by synchrotron radiation facilities can bring fresh insights into the luminescence mechanism of Ln3+-doped materials. Following graduation, he continued his career as a researcher at the School of Physics at Sun Yat-sen University, China, the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University, Sweden, respectively. His research works are featured in more than 32 peer-reviewed papers (including 16 papers as the first/corresponding author), among which 4 papers are selected as the covers of journals and highlighted by scientific media. He also applied 5 Chinese patents.

Currently, he is working on the topics of luminescence properties of Ln3+-doped nanocrystals and controllable synthesis of nanomaterials. The research can be divided into five aspects:

(1) Study of the electron-phonon interaction (e.g., phonon bottleneck, thermalization, anharmonicity, and relaxation) at the nanoscale.

(2) Investigation of the luminescence quenching process, with a focus on the impact of processes occurring at the solid-liquid interface.

(3) Research into the nanocrystal synthetic methodology to study the impact of reaction kinetics on the luminescence properties of nanocrystals.

(4) Investigation of the influence of non-statistical element distribution in the disordered lattice structure on the ET dynamics in the system.

(5) Exploration of potential applications in optical thermometry, stochastic processes, super-resolution imaging, and optical logic simulation.


ORCID: 0000-0002-3120-0596

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