Qiao Qiao


Brookhaven National Laboratory
Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department
480 Cornell Ave
Upton, NY 11973

Phone: 631-344-8177



Qiao Qiao received her Ph.D. in Physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. She then worked as a postdoctoral research scholar in Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She joined Brookhaven National Laboratory in March 2015 working with Dr. Yimei Zhu.

Research Interests

  • Study on the atomic structures of functional materials using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy

  • Study on the electronic structures using atomic resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy

  • First Principles density functional theory calculations to study structure-property relationships


  • 2013 Microscopy & Microanalysis Presidential Student Award to attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting in Indianapolis, IN

  • 2012 M3S Student Travel Award to attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

  • 2011 M3S Student Travel Award to attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting in Nashville, TN

  • 2010 MSA Student Travel Grant to attend the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 2009 Scholarship to the 2010 Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy in Tempe, AZ


  • “Reversible Modulation of Orbital Occupations via an Interface-Induced Polar State in Metallic Manganites,” H. Chen, Q. Qiao, M.S.J. Marshall, A. Georgescu, A. Gulec, P.J. Phillips, R.F. Klie, F.J. Walker, C.H. Ahn and S. Ismail-Beigi, Nano Letters, 14, 4965 (2014)

  • “High-Resolution Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Ferritin in Biocompatible Graphene Liquid Cells and Graphene Sandwiches,” C. Wang, Q. Qiao, T. Shokuhfar, and R.F. Klie, Advanced Materials, 26, 3410 (2014)

  • “Observations of Co4+ in a Higher Spin State and the Increase in the Seebeck Coefficient of Thermoelectric Ca3Co4O9,” R.F. Klie, Q. Qiao, T. Paulauskas, A. Gulec, A. Rebola, S. Öğüt, M.P. Prange, J.C. Idrobo, S.T. Pantelides, S. Kolesnik, B. Dabrowski, M. Ozdemir, C. Boyraz, D. Mazumdar, and A. Gupta, Physical Review Letters, 108, 196601 (2012)

  • “Atomic and electronic structures of SrTiO3/GaAs heterointerfaces: An 80-kV atomic-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy study,” Q. Qiao, R.F. Klie, S. Öğüt, and J.C. Idrobo, Physical Review B, 85, 165406 (2012)

  • “Effect of substrate on the atomic structure and physical properties of thermoelectric Ca3Co4O9 thin films,” Q. Qiao, A. Gulec, T. Paulauskas, S. Kolesnik, B. Dabrowski, M. Ozdemi, C. Boyraz, D. Mazumdar, A. Gupta and R.F. Klie, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23, 305005 (2011)