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Ye Cao

Name

[Cao, Ye]
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Biography

Dr. Ye Cao is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Before joining UTA he was a Postdoc Research Associate in the Center of Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He obtained his B.S and M.S. in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on the mesoscale phase-field simulations on the microstructural evolutions and their relations to the materials properties. His current topics include ionic/electronic transport dynamics and resistance degradation in dielectric capacitors, domain switching and phase transition in ferroelectric thin film, and electric, elastic and chemical coupling in nanoscale functional oxides.

Professional Preparation

    • 2014 Ph.D. in Materials Science and EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University
    • 2008 M.S. in Materials Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong University
    • 2005 B.S. in Materials Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong University

Appointments

    • Sept 2017 to Present assistant professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Oct 2014 to Aug 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate
      Department of Energy (DoE)   Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research and Expertise

  • Mesoscale Materials Modeling

    Our research involves modeling the microstructural evolution and calculating the materials properties by mesoscale phase-field simulation. We focus on functional oxide thin film and bulk materials which exhibit multi-coupling among ferroelectricity, flexoelectricity, surface charges, bulk defects and other degrees of freedom. We are also interested in the charge transport phenomena in energy materials, such as dielectric capacitors and fuel cells. We aim at understanding the influence of complex microstructures (ferroelectric domain states, interfaces and grain structures) on various properties in these materials, and provide guidance to the materials design, discovery and optimization.

Publications

      Journal Article 2017
      • S.M. Yang, A.N. Morozovska, R. Kumar, E.A. Eliseev, Y. Cao, L. Mazet, N. Balke, S. Jesse, R. Vasudevan, P. Maksymovych, C. Dubourdieu and S.V. Kalinin, “Mixed Electrochemical-Ferroelectric States in Nanoscale Ferroelectrics”,  Nature Physics, 13, 8, 812-818 (2017)

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      2017
      • Y. Cao, L.Q. Chen and S.V. Kalinin, “ Role of flexoelectric coupling in polarization rotations at the a-c domain walls in ferroelectric perovskites”, Applied Physics Letters 110, 202903 (2017)

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      Journal Article 2016
      • Y. Cao, J. Shen, C.A. Randall and L.Q. Chen, “Effect of multi-domain structure on ionic transport, electric potential and current evolution in BaTiO3 ferroelectric capacitor”, Acta Materialia, 112, 224-230, (2016)

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      2016
      • Y. Cao and S.V. Kalinin “Phase-field modeling of chemical control of polarization stability and switching dynamics in ferroelectric thin film”,  Physical Review B , 94, 235444 (2016)

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      2016
      • Y. Cao, S. Yang, S. Jesse, I. Kravchenko, P. Yu, L.Q. Chen, S.V. Kalinin, N. Balke* and Q. Li*, “Exploring Polarization Rotation Instabilities in Super-Tetragonal BiFeBO3 Epitaxial Thin Films and Their Technological Implications”, Advanced Electronic Materials 2, 12, 1600307 (2016)

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      Journal Article 2015
      • Q. Li*, Y. Cao*, P. Yu, R.K. Vasudevan, N. Laanait, A. Tselev, F. Xue, L.Q. Chen, P. Maksymovych, S.V. Kalinin and N. Balke, “Giant elastic tunability in strained BiFeO3 near an electrically-induced phase transition”, Nature Communication, 6, 6985, (2015)

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      2015
      • Y. Cao, Q. Li, L.Q. Chen and S.V. Kalinin, “Coupling of electrical and mechanical switching in nanoscale ferroelectrics”, Applied Physics Letters 107, 202905 (2015) 

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      2015
      • Y. Cao, A.V. Ievlev, A.N. Morozovska, L.Q. Chen, S.V. Kalinin and P. Maksymovych, “Intrinsic space charge layers and field enhancement in ferroelectric nanojunctions”, Applied Physics Letters, 107, 022903 (2015)

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      Journal Article 2014
      • Y. Cao, J. Shen, C. A. Randall and L.Q. Chen, "Phase-field modeling of switchable diodelike current-voltage characteristics in ferroelectric BaTiO3", Applied Physics Letters, 104, 182905 (2014)

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      2014
      • Y. Cao, J. Shen, C.A. Randall and L.Q. Chen, "Effect of ferroelectric polarization on ionic transport and resistance degradation behavior in single crystal BaTiO3 by phase-field approach" Journal  of American Ceramic Society 97, 11, (2014)

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      Journal Article 2013
      • Y. Cao, S. Bhattacharya, J. Shen, C. A. Randall and L.Q. Chen, "Role of polaron hopping in leakage current behavior of a SrTiO3 single crystal", Journal of Applied Physics 114, 224102, (2013)

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      Journal Article 2010
      • Y. Cao, G. Sheng, J.X. Zhang, S. Choudhury, Y.L. Li, C.A. Randall and L.Q. Chen, “Piezoelectric response of single-crystal PbZr1-xTixO3 near morphotropic phase boundary predicted by phase-field simulation”, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 252904, (2010)

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Courses

      • MSE 5300-001 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

        Physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro and macro-structures of the materials.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MSE 3300-001 MATERIALS SCIENCE

        Physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro and macro-structures of the materials.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MSE 5390-006 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

        This courses introduces fundamental computational methods and models in Material Sciences and Engineering, which includes random walk model, interatomic potential, molecular dynamics calculation, first-principles calculations and phase-field simulation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MSE 4390-006 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

        This courses introduces fundamental computational methods and models in Material Sciences and Engineering, which includes random walk model, interatomic potential, molecular dynamics calculation, first-principles calculations and phase-field simulation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours