Wei Lai obtained his PhD in Materials Science at California Institute of Technology. Before joining MSU in 2009, he was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests focus on the study of materials for energy through integrated experimental and computational efforts.
Ph.D, Materials Science, California Institute of Technology 2007
M.S., Materials Science, California Institute of Technology 2004
J. Li, D.P. Weller, D.T. Morelli, W. Lai, W. “Density-functional theory based molecular dynamics simulation of tetrahedrite thermoelectrics: Effect of cell size and basis sets,” Computational Materials Science 144, 315–321 7 (2018).
R. Shanmugam, Q. Chen, W. Lai, “Structural study of Na2/3[Ni⅓Ti⅔] O2 using neutron diffraction and atomistic simulations,” Solid State Ionics 314, 17–24 (2018).
M.J. Klenk, W. Lai, “Effect of exchange-correlation functionals on the density functional theory simulation of phase transformation of fast-ion conductors: A case study in the Li garnet oxide Li7 La3 Zr2 O12,” Computational Materials Science 134, 132–136 (2017).
M.J. Klenk, S.E. Boeberitz, J. Dai, N.H. Jalarvo, V.K. Peterson, W. Lai, “Lithium self-diffusion in a model lithium garnet oxide Li5 La3 Ta2 O12: A combined quasi-elastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamics study,” Solid State Ionics 312, 1–7 (2017).