Liang Cai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

Transition metal dichalcogenides, Chemical vapor deposition, Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions

Selected Publications

  • Chemically derived kirigami of WSe2 
    L. Cai, M.J. Shearer, Y. Zhao, Z. Hu, F. Wang, Y. Zhang, K. W. Eliceiri, R. J. Hamers, W. ...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (35), 1098010987, (2018)
  • Vacancy-induced ferromagnetism of MoS2 nanosheets 
    L. Cai, J. He, Q. Liu, T. Yao, L. Chen, W. Yan, F. Hu, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhao, T. Hu, Z. Sun, a...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137(7), 2622-2627, (2015)


  • Joint Ph.D., Material Chemistry, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA, 2016-2018
  • Ph. D., Material Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2014-2018
  • Master., Material Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2012-2014 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 


​National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Ministry of Education, 2016 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Materials modeling