Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted much attention due to their novel electronic, thermal and optoelectronic properties. To facilitate the application of 2D materials, the mass production with high quality and low cost is required. Chemical vapor deposition method shows great promise to produce some 2D materials on a large scale with high quality. In this talk, I will briefly introduce some of our recent theoretical work on the nucleation mechanism of 2D materials on metal substrates. And the layer 2D materials are also excellent candidates for energy conversion and storage materials, such as lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and fuel cells, which will also be introduced in the talk.
Jia Li obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University in 2009. Then he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Fritz-Haber Institute of MPG in Berlin, Germany from 2009 to 2010. In 2011, he joined the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University as an Assistant Professor. Since 2013, he was promoted as an associate professor. Dr. Li has published more than 60 SCI papers, and these publications have been cited by more than 1400 times until now. His research field is computational materials science, in particular, structural, electronic and optical properties of materials. His recent interest is applying first-principles methods to study the growth mechanism of two-dimensional materials and the relationship between materials structures and their physical and chemical properties of energy conversion and storage materials. A list of publications can be found at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-5932-2011.