Sheng DaiSergei V. Kalinin
Co-Theme Leader for Functional Imaging on the Nanoscale,
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
M.S. 8610, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 2002

Research Interests:

  • Nanoscale mechanisms for magnetic, mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical energy conversion and dissipation
  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of defect-mediated bias-induced phase transitions in ferroelectrics, multiferroics, and energy storage materials on the nanoscale
  • Electrostatic and electromechanical interactions in liquids, biosystems, and molecular systems.
  • Developing novel SPM techniques, mathematical analysis of SPM data, quantitative measurements of local properties by SPM.

Professional Societies:

  • Materials Research Society
  • AVS: Science and Technology Society
  • American Physical Society
  • IEEE
  • American Ceramics Society




Awards and Honors:

  • Burton Medal, Microscopy Society of America, 2010
  • ISIF Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • Robert L. Coble Award, American Ceramic Society, 2009
  • R&D 100 Award for “Adaptive Band Excitation Method and Controller in Scanning Probe Microscopy”, 2008
  • Peter Mark Memorial Award, AVS: Science and Technology Society, 2008
  • ORNL Director Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment in Science and Technology, 2006
  • ORNL Early Career Accomplishment Award for Science and Technology, 2005
  • Ross Coffin Purdy Award of American Ceramic Society, 2003
  • Wigner Fellowship of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2002


 Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division 
Rev: March 2009