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Dr. Jialin Lei

Jialin Lei, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

High Performance Computing Lab
Department of Computer Science
Southern University and A&M College

Office: E102, Thurman Hall/232 Lee Hall
Phone: 225-771-5173
Fax: 225-771-4223

Research Interests
  • In situ synchrotron based X-ray diffraction under high pressure and temperature.
  • First principles DFT simulation for materials using VASP/MedeA
  • Synthesis and characterization of materials under extreme conditions
  • Study novel properties of materials under high pressure including superhardness, high energy density and superconductivity
  • Raman and IR spectroscopy

  • Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles, 2019
  • M. S. in Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles, 2015
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Southern University and A&M College, 2013
  • B. S. in Chemistry, Sichuan University, 2010

Research and Professional Experience
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Southern University and A&M College, 2021 - present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, 2019 - 2021
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California Los Angeles, 2013 - 2019

  • Jialin Lei, J. Lim, M. Kim, C-S. Yoo, Crystal Structure of Symmetric Ice X in H2O-H2 and H2O-He under Pressure. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 12, 4707-4712 (2021).
  • C. Zhang, U. Bhandari, Jialin Lei, C. Zeng, S. Guo, H. Choi, S. Nam, J. Yan, S. Yang, F. Gao, Carbon Doped MoNbTaW under high temperature and high pressure. Crystals 11, 1073 (2021).
  • Jialin Lei, M. Kim, J. Lim, C-S. Yoo, High Pressure Behavior of Isoelectronic Pairs of Alkali Metal Halides and Noble Gas Solids. Phys. Rev. B 104, 064107 (2021).
  • Jialin Lei, C. L. Turner, K. Zeng, M. T. Yeung, J. Yan, R. B. Kaner and S. H. Tolbert, Synthesis and High Pressure Mechanical Properties of Superhard Rhenium/Tungsten Diborides Nanocrystals. ACS Nano, 1310036 (2019).
  • Jialin Lei, G. Akopov, J. Yan, R. B. Kaner and S. H. Tolbert, Radial x-ray diffraction study of superhard early transition metal dodecaborides under high pressure . Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1900293 (2019).
  • Jialin Lei, M. T. Yeung, R. Mohammadi, C. L. Turner, J. Yan, R. B. Kaner and S. H. Tolbert, Understanding the Mechanism of Hardness Enhancement in Tantalum-Substituted Tungsten Monoboride Solid Solutions. J. Appl. Phys. 125, 082529 (2019).
  • B. Chen, L. Zhu, Y. Xin, Jialin Lei, Grain Rotation in Plastic Deformation. Quantum Beam Sci. 3, 17 (2019).
  • Jialin Lei, M. T. Yeung, P. J. Robinson, R. Mohammadi, C. L. Turner, A. Kavner, R. B. Kaner and S. H. Tolbert, Understanding How Bonding Controls Strength Anisotropy in Hard Materials by Comparing the High Pressure Behavior of Orthorhombic and Tetragonal Tungsten Monoboride. J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 5647 (2018).
  • C. Guo, Y. Yang, L. Tan, Jialin Lei, S. Guo, B. Chen, J. Yan and S. Yang, Unexpected Pressure Induced Ductileness Tuning in Sulfur Doped Polycrystalline Nickel Metal. AIP ADV. 8, 025216 (2018).
  • B. Chen, X. Zhou, J. Xu, N. Tamura, H. Wang, B. Yue and Jialin Lei, The Plastic Deformation and Strength of Nanometals. The 24th International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture Proceedings (2018).
  • X. Zhou, N. Tamura, Z. Mi, Jialin Lei, J. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Deng, F. Ke, B. Yue and B. Chen, Reversal in the Size Dependence of Grain Rotation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 096101 (2017).
  • T. Lech, C. L. Turner, Jialin Lei, R. Mohammadi, S. H. Tolbert and R. B. Kaner, Superhard Rhenium/Tungsten Diboride Solid Solutions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 14398 (2016).
  • M. T. Yeung, Jialin Lei, R. Mohammadi, Y. Wang, S. H. Tolbert and R. B. Kaner, Superhard Monoborides: Hardness Enhancement through Alloying in W 1-Tax B. Adv. Mater. 28, 6993 (2016).
  • B. Chen, K. Lutker. Jialin Lei, J. Yan, S. Yang and H.-K. Mao, Detecting grain rotation at the nanoscale. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111, 3350 (2014).
  • Jialin Lei, B. Chen, S. Guo and S. Yang, Structural and mechanical stability of yttrium doped chromium. Appl. Phys. Lett 102, 021901 (2013).
  • N. Starovoytov, M. Gao, S. Guo, E. Khosravi, Jialin Lei, L. Tan and S. Yang, Comparative Studies of the Ground State Properties for Nb25Mo25Ta25W25 and V20Nb20Mo20Ta20W20. TMS Proceedings, 1137-1145 (2013).
  • Jialin Lei, S. Guo, E. Khosravi, S. Yang, The Stability and Stiffness of TaNbHfZrTi Alloy from First Principles Simulation . MS&T Proceedings1, 196-201 (2012).
  • B. Chen, K. Lutker, S. V. Raju, J. Yan, W. Kanitpanyacharoen, Jialin Lei, S. Yang, H.-R. Wenk, H.-K. Mao and Q. Williams, Texture of Nanocrystalline Nickel: Probing the Lower Size Limit of Dislocation Activity. Science 338, 1448 (2012).