Tai Kong*^

Assistant Professor Accepting Students

Tai Kong*^

Assistant Professor Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, 2019-now
  • Postdoc, Princeton University, 2016-2019
  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, 2016
  • B.S. Shandong University, 2010

Research Specialities:

  • Chemical Physics
  • Energy Science
  • Materials and Polymer Chemistry
  • Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development

Research

Our research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic compounds with novel magnetic and electronic properties for the purposes of bettering our understanding and control of emergent electronic behavior in quantum materials. Our lab has a strong emphasis on discovering new materials where we combine chemistry and physics principles to achieve desired properties. We then use detailed structural, thermodynamic, and transport measurements to study the physical properties of these new materials, often in single crystalline form. Current fields of interest include low-dimensional magnetism, topological materials, strongly correlated phenomena, and superconductivity.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, IOP Publishing, 2017

 

Faculty Joint Faculty Physical Chemistry