Ning Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



3254-WS12, Building 3

Research Interests

The research focus on the electronic properties of interface between tunnel layer and electrode contact in nano electronic devices and the performance improvement based on first-principle theory

Selected Publications

  • Dipole-induced Ohmic contacts between monolayer Janus MoSSe and bulk metals, N. Zhao, Udo Schwingenschlögl*, Npj 2D Materials and Applications, 72,  (2021)
  • Effective doping of square/octagon-phase arsenene by adsorption of organic molecules, N. Zhao, Udo Schwingenschlögl*, Advanced Theory Simulations, 2000300, (2021)
  • Transition from Schottky to Ohmic contacts in Janus MoSSe/germanene heterostructures, N. Zhao, Udo Schwingenschlögl*, Nanoscale, 12, 11448-11454, (2020)


  • Ph.D., Material Science, Jilin University, Changchun, China, 2011-2018
  • B.Sc., Electronic Science and technology, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China, 2007-2011

Professional Profile

2018-now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


National Scholarship, Jilin University, 2017

KAUST Affiliations

Research Interests Keywords

2D Materials First-Principle Theory Interface vdW Interaction Electronic Properties Contact