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Research Engineer

Boise, ID, 83706
August 19, 2012

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Analytical and dynamic professional, offering a wide range of knowledge in research and investigation improvements and functional experience working in a design or engineering capability. Equipped with proven expertise in superconductivity, low temperature physics, and magnetic characterization. Highly competent in devising innovative strategies toward operational productivity and efficiency; while employing excellent interpersonal, leadership, and project management skills. Armed with superior organizational and multitasking capabilities; with the ability to manage time to complete tasks on time and with high degree of accuracy. Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.


University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA


Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowship

Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH) Student Travel Award Recipient

Chonqing University, Chonqing, China


Chonqing University, Chonqing, China


Top-Ranked Physics Student (out of 64)


Diploma in General Laboratory Safety and Recognition of Hazards

Diploma in Writing Workshop


University of Houston - Houston, TX

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Texas Center for Superconductivity 2011–Present

- Perform thorough electric and magnetic research on various materials.

- Took part in the accurate investigation of physical mechanisms responsible for superconductivity by developing new measurement techniques.

- Render exemplary assistance in writing sections of research grant proposals for the assigned research work.

- Made use of strategic concepts in modifying the design of equipment, including cryostats for low temperature measurements and probes for characterizing the pressure and resistivity of diverse materials.

- Broadened knowledge of new graduate students regarding all relevant experimental techniques utilized in the research within the superconductivity field.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Texas Center for Superconductivity 2007–2011

RESEARCH ADVISER, Professor Paul Ching-Wu Chu

- Prepared samples through solid state reaction.

- Thoroughly investigated the doping dependency as well as the correlation between magnetism and superconductivity of Iron Arsenide (FeAs)-based superconductors.

- Proficiently utilized Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) to measure heat capacity and magneto-resistance, as well as Magnetic Properties Measurement system to characterize magnetic properties.

TEACHING ASSISTANT, Texas Center for Superconductivity 2006–2007

- Displayed leadership capabilities in conducting Physics tutoring sessions for all students enrolled in any Physics-related course at the University of Houston.

- Administered the grading and performance evaluation for two classes, with each class comprised of 150 students.

Key Laboratory of Material Physics - Chongqing, China

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Physics Department 2003–2006

Research Advisers: Professor Wanlu Wang, Professor Chenguo Hu and Professor Kejun Liao.

- Conducted and completed comprehensive study regarding electric properties of carbon nanotube films under doping, strain, and in electrolytes.


American Physical Society


“Saturday Physics” Demonstrations, Community Outreach Program, 2011

Laboratory Tour for Shenzhen Polytechnic Researchers, 2009

Laboratory Tour for AP Physics High School Students, 2008

Young Volunteers Association, (Provided general orientation to freshmen at the university), 2000–2003


- Magnetic characterization of thin films and other materials, using the Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS-SQUID) from Quantum Design.

- Electronic transport characterization through resistivity and magneto-resistance measurements of materials from room temperature down to 1.8 K.

- Heat capacity measurements using the Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) from Quantum Design.

- Construction of custom designed probe for resistivity characterization and low temperature cryostats.

- X-Ray diffraction (XRD) structural characterization of diverse samples.

- Scanning electron microscope (SEM) characterization, including energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS).

- Proficient in establishing communication between diverse lab equipment through Visual C/C++.

- Miscellaneous high-vacuum techniques including mechanical, diffusion and turbo-molecular pumps.

- Quasi-hydrostatic pressure measurement.

- Machining: Lathe work for all sample holders for BeCu clamp cell, Cu caps for wire feed through, Cu o-rings.

- MATLAB, Mathematics, Origin, SigmaPlot, TableCurve and LaTex; as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Access).


Electric and magnetic properties of the newly discovered iron-based superconductors

- Precursor of the two-gap feature of Lithium Iron Arsenide (LiFeAs) through specific heat. Also the first one to resolve a long-standing issue concerning the gap feature of Potassium doped Barium Iron Arsenide (Ba1-xKxFe2As2).

- Led the innovative concept development of new methods for measuring the heat capacity.

- Provided the scientific community with a new and complete method of investigating superconductors through the discovery of multiple innovative properties of a new superconductor system.

- Played an integral role in the successful formulation of a home-made probe for resistance characterization of a variety of samples; resulting in the precise measurement of several samples as well as the improvement of efficiency of other home-made probes on a daily basis.

Electric properties of carbon nanotubes under doping, strain and in electrolytes

- Developed new methods to make carbon nanotubes thin films.

- Utilized carbon nanotubes films as working electrodes to detect and oxidate toxic organic compounds.


F.Y. Wei. (2012). Possible interfacial superconductivity in (Ca, Pr)Fe2As2. Oral Presentation, American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2011). Defect-associated superconductivity in (Ca, Pr)Fe2As2. Poster Presentation, 2011 Superconductivity Program Review and USAF-China Workshop, Santa Barbara, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2011). Two-gap paring of the optimal doped (M,K) Fe2As2 with M = Ba, Sr. Oral Presentation, American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2010). The carrier specific heat of Sr1-xKxFe2As2. Oral Presentation, American Physical Society March Meeting, Portland, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2009). Evidence for multiple-gap in specific heat of LiFeAs crystals. Oral Presentation, American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2009). Evidence for multiple-gap in specific heat of LiFeAs crystals. Oral Presentation, TcSUH Semi-annual Student Symposium, Houston, USA.

F.Y. Wei. (2005). Acceleration sensing based on piezoresistive effect of carbon nanotube films. Poster Presentation, China International conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China.

F.Y. Wei. (2004). Water-doped effect on conductance of carbon nanotube. Oral Presentation, 2nd Conference of Across-Strait Region on Engineering Materials, China.


Wei F. Y., Lv B., Xue Y. Y., and Chu C. W. (In Preparation). Possible interfacial superconductivity in Ca1-xPrxFe2As2, in preparation.

Zhu X. Y., Lv B., Wei F.Y., Xue Y. Y., and Chu C. W. (2012). Disorder-induced bulk superconductivity in ZrTe3 single crystals via growth temperature-control. Submitted to theChemistry of Materials.

Wei F. Y., Lv B., Xue Y. Y., and Chu C. W. (2011). Two-gap features in the specific heat of (M,K)Fe2As2 (M = Ba, Sr). Physical Review B 84, 064508.

Lv B., Deng L. Z., Gooch M., Wei F. Y., Sun Y. Y., Meen J., Chu C. W. (2011). Unusual superconducting state at 49 K in electron-doped CaFe2As2 at ambient pressure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 15705.

Wei F. Y., Lv B., Chen F., Sasmal K., Shulman J., Xue Y. Y., and Chu C. W. (2011). Doping dependence of phase-separation morphology in (Sr,K)Fe2As2. Physical Review B 83, 094517.

Wei F. Y., Lv B., Chen F., Xue Y. Y., and Chu C. W. (2011). Carrier contribution to the specific heat coefficient of Sr1-xKxFe2As2. Physical Review B 83, 024503.

Sasmal K., Lv B., Tang Z. J., Wei F. Y., Xue Y. Y., Guloy A. M., and Chu C. W., (2010). Penetration depth, anisotropy and two gaps evidence of LiFeAs. Physical Review B 81,144512.

Wei F., Chen F., Sasmal K., Lv B., Tang Z. J., Xue Y. Y., Chu C. W. (2010). Evidence for multiple-gap in specific heat of LiFeAs crystals. Physical Review B 81, 134527.

Wei F. Y., Kejun Liao, Chunlan Cao, Buyong Wan and Yang F.Y. (2004). Water-doped effect on conductance of Carbon nanotube. Materials Review 18, 99-101 (In Chinese).

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