Dr. Limei Xu 徐莉梅

Associate Professor (with tenure)

Contact Info

Office:Physics Building W 537, 物理楼西537

Tel:86-10-62755043

Email:limei.xu@pku.edu.cn

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Education

Degree

Year

Major    

Institution

Ph.D.

2007

Physics

Boston University

B. S.

1996

Physics

Beijing Normal University (with honors)

Professional Appointments

Year

Position

Institution

2015-

Associate Professor (with tenure)

ICQM, School of Physics, Peking University

2011-2015

Associate Professor(tenure-track)

ICQM, School of Physics, Peking University

2008-2011

Assistant Professor

WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University

2007-2008

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

 

 

Research Interests

Soft Condensed Matter Physics; Computational Physics

1.        Water Sciences: water structures and transitions in bulk and confinement & on 2d surfaces; adsorptions of interfacial water.

2.        Theory and computational physics: supercritical phenomenon and phase transitions, dynamics and thermodynamics of supercooled liquids.

3.        Non-equilibrium statistical physics: glass transition, kinetics and dynamics in nucleation.

 

Honors and Awards

2015

The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars 

2011

1000 Young Scientist Award (Recruitment Program for Global Experts of China)

 

Selected Publications

1. S. Cerveny, F. Mallamace, J. Swenson, M. Vogel, and L. Xu. 'Confined Water as Model of Supercooled Water'. Chemical Reviews (2015). 

2. R. Z. Li, J. Chen, X. Z. Li, E. G. Wang, L. Xu*. “Rationalizing the liquid-liquid phase transition in high pressure hydrogen using the concept of the Widom line”. New Journal of Physics 17, 063023 (2015).

3. J. Luo, L. Xu*, E. Lascaris, H. E. Stanley, and S. V. Buldyrev, “Behavior of the Widom Line in Critical Phenomena”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 135701 (2014).

4. G. Sun, N. Giovambattista, E. G. Wang, and L. Xu*, “Effects of surface structure and solvophilicity on the crystallization of confined liquids”, Soft Matter 9, 11374 (2013).

5. L. Xu*,S. V. Buldyrev, H. E. Stanley, and G. Franzese, “Homogeneous crystal nucleation near a metastable fluid-fluid phase transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 095702 (2012).

6. Z. Sun, D. Pan, L. Xu*, and E. G. Wang*,  “The role of proton ordering in adsorption preference of polar molecule on ice surface”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 13177-13181 (2012). Highlighted by http://www.natureasia.com/en/nchina/article/10.1038/nchina.2012.60.

7. L. Xu*, S. V. Buldyrev, F. W. Starr, F. Mallamace, and H. E. Stanley. “Appearance of a fractional Stokes-Einstein relation in water and a structural interpretation of its onset.” Nature Physics 5, 565-569 (2009).

8. L. Xu*, P. Kumar, S. V. Buldyrev, S.-H. Chen, P. H. Poole, F. Sciortino and H. E. Stanley. “Relation between the widom line and the strong-fragile dynamic crossover in systems with a liquid-liquid phase transition.”Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 16558 (2005). Selected as Emerging Research Fronts in Physics in April 2007:  http://www.esi-topics.com/erf/2007/april07-Xu_Stanley.html).

 

Open Positions

We have 1 graduate student opening each year, and currently 1-2 postdoc opening positions.