Los Alamos National Laboratory

Center for
Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes
A BES Energy Frontier Research Center

Quanxi Jia

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Contact Information

  • Laboratory Fellow
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Materials Physics and Applications Division

    Phone: (505) 667-2716



  • Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, NY, 1991
  • M.S., Electronic Engineering, Jiaotong University, Xian, China, 1985
  • B.S., Electronic Engineering, Jiaotong University, Xian, China, 1982

Research and Professional Experience

  • Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2003-present
  • Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1993-present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Kumamoto Univ., Japan, 1993
  • Research Associate, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1991-1993

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and structure-property relationships of nanostructured and multifunctional materials, thin films, and multilayer systems
  • Development and fabrication of novel solid-state microelectronic/electro-optic devices
  • Development and study of energy materials and devices

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of American Physical Society (APS), 2009
  • The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2008
  • Asian-American Engineer of the Year Award, 2005
  • Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2003

Sample Publications

  • H. Peng, X. M. Sun, F. J. Cai, X. Chen, G. P. Liao, D. Y. Chen, Q. W. Li, Y. F. Lu, Y. T. Zhu, and Q. X. Jia, “Electrochromatic Carbon Nanotube/Polydiacetylene Nanocomposite Fibers,” Nature Nanotechnology 4, 738 (2009).
  • J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, P. Zerrer, H. Wang, H. Yang, J. Yoon, S. R. Foltyn, M. G. Blamire, and Q. X. Jia, “Spontaneous Ordering, Strain Control and Manipulation in Vertical Nanocomposite Heteroepitaxial Films,” Nature Materials 7, 314 (2008).
  • S. R. Foltyn, L. Civale, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia, B. Moirov, H. Wang, and M. Maley, “Materials Science Challenges for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire,” Nature Materials 6, 631 (2007).
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