Qing Tu

Assistant Professor - Materials Science & Engineering

Phone: (979) 458-9353

E-mail: qing.tu@tamu.edu

Departmental Page

Google Scholar Profile

Education
2017 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
2017 M.A. in Economics
2011 B.S., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Research Interest
- Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques
- Interfaces of Low-Dimensional Materials and Thin Films
- Structure-Property Relationship of 2D Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites
- Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials
- Mechanics of Soft and Biological Materials

Publications
[16] Qing Tu,* Ioannis Spanopoulos, Xiaotong Li, Eugenia S. Vasileiadou, Mercouri G.
Kanatzidis, Gajendra S. Shekhawat,* and Vinayak P. Dravid,* “Exploring the Factors
Affecting the Mechanical Properties of 2D Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites”, ACS
Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12(18), 20440-20447

[15] Xianbiao Fu, Xingang Zhao, Xiaobing Hu, Yanan Yu, Tao Li, Qing Tu, Ryann M. Young,
Michael R. Wasielewski, and Yijin Kang,* “Alternative Route for Electrochemical
Ammonia Synthesis by Reduction of Nitrate on Copper Nanosheets”, Applied Materials
Today, 2020, 19, 100620

[14] Xiang Gao, Yuanwen Jiang, Yiliang Lin, Kyoung-Ho Kim, Yin Fang, Jaeseok Yi,
Lingyuan Meng, Hoo-Cheol Lee, Zhiyue Lu, Owen Leddy, Rui Zhang, Qing Tu, Wei
Feng, Vishnu Nair, Philip J. Griffin, Fengyuan Shi, Gajendra S. Shekhawat, Aaron Dinner,
Hong-Gyu Park*, and Bozhi Tian*, “Structured Silicon for Revealing Transient and
Integrated Signal Transductions in Microbial Systems”, Science Advance, 2020, 6(7),
eaay2760

[13] Qinghui Guo, Manping Jia, Zhichang Liu, Hongliang Chen, Dengke Shen, Xuan Zhang,
Qing Tu, Matthew R. Ryder, Haoyuan Chen, Peng Li, Yaobin Xu, Penghao Li, Gajendra
S. Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid, Randall Q. Snurr, Douglas Philp, Fehaid M. Alsubaie,
Omar K. Farha, Marco Rolandi, and J. Fraser Stoddart, "Single-Crystal Polycationic Polymer
Obstained by Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Photopolymerization", Journal of the
American Chemical Society, 2020, 142(13) 6180–6187
[12] Weijun Ke, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Qing Tu, Ido Hadar, Xiaotong Li, Gajendra S.
Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*, Ethylenediammonium
Based “Hollow” Pb/Sn Perovskites with Ideal Bandgap Yield Solar Cells with Higher
Efficiency and Stability”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141(21), 8627
– 8637
[11] Ioannis Spanopoulos, Ido Hadar, Weijun Ke, Qing Tu, Michelle Chen, Hsinhan Tsai,
Yihui He, Gajendra Shekhawat, Vinayak Dravid, Michael Wasielewski, Aditya Mohite,
Constantinos Stoumpos,* and Mercouri Kanatzidis*, “Uniaxial Expansion of the 2D
Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Family for Improved Environmental Stability”, Journal of
the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141(13), 5518 – 5534
[10] Wesley Luc,ǂ Xianbiao Fu,ǂ Jianjian Shi, Jing-Jing Lv, Matthew Jouny, Yaobin Xu, Qing
Tu, Jinsong Wu, Qin Yue, Yuanyue Liu, Yijin Kang,* Feng Jiao,* “Two-Dimensional
Copper Nanosheets for Electrochemical Conversion of CO to Acetate”, Nature Catalysis,
2019, 2, 423 - 430
[9] Poya Yasaei, Qing Tu, Yaobin Xu, Louisiane Verger, Jinsong Wu, Michel W. Barsoum,
Gajendra S. Shekhawat,* Vinayak P. Dravid,* “Mapping Hot-Spots at Heterogeneities of
Few-Layer Ti3C2 MXene Sheets”, ACS Nano, 2019, 13(3), 3301 – 3309
[8] Qing Tu, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Costas Stoumpos, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Gajendra S.
Shekhawat,* Vinayak P. Dravid,* “Probing Strain-Induced Band Gap Modulation in 2D
Hybrid Organic Inorganic Perovskites”, ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4(3), 796 – 802
[7] Qing Tu, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Poya Yasaei, Costas Stoumpos, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis,
Gajendra S. Shekhawat,* Vinayak P. Dravid,* “Stretching and Breaking of Ultrathin 2D
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites”, ACS Nano, 2018, 12 (10), 10347 – 10354
[6] Qing Tu, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Shiqiang Hao, Christopher Wolverton, Mercouri G.
Kanatzidis, Gajendra S. Shekhawat,* and Vinayak P. Dravid,* “Out-of-Plane Mechanical
Properties of 2D Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites by Nanoindentation”, ACS Applied
Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10 (26), 22167 – 22173
[5] Stacey A. Maskarinec, Zehra Parlak, Qing Tu, Vrad Levering, Stefan Zauscher, Gabriel
Lopez, Vance G. Fowler, John R. Perfect,* “On Demand Release of Candida Biofilm from
Urinary Catheters by Mechanical Surface Deformation”, Biofouling, 2018, 34 (6), 595 –
604
[4] Linying Li, Nan K Li, Qing Tu, Owen Im, Chia-Kuei Mo, Wei Han, William H. Fuss,
Nick Carroll, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Yaroslava G. Yingling, Stefan Zauscher,* and Gabriel P.
López,* “Peptide-based Functional Film: Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-like Polypeptide
Block Copolymer on Silica”, Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19(2), 298 – 206
[3] Kezhao Du,ǂ Qing Tu,ǂ Xu Zhang, Qiwei Han, Jie Liu, Stefan Zauscher, David Mitzi,*
“Two-Dimensional Lead(II)-Halide-Based Hybrid Perovskites Templated by Acene
Alkylamines: Crystal Structures, Optical Properties and Piezoelectricity”, Inorganic
Chemistry, 2017, 56, 9291-9302

[2] Qing Tu,ǂ Hoshin Kim,ǂ Thomas Oweida, Zehra Parlak, Yaroslava Yingling, and Stefan
Zauscher,* “Interfacial Mechanical Properties of Graphene on Self-Assembled
Monolayers: Experiments and Simulations”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017,
9(11), 10203-10213
[1] Qing Tu,ǂ Bjoern Lange,ǂ Zehra Parlak, Joao Marcelo Lopes, Volker Blum* and Stefan
Zauscher,* “Quantitative Subsurface Atomic Structure Fingerprint for 2D Materials and
Heterostructures by First-Principles-Calibrated Contact-Resonance Atomic Force
Microscopy”, ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (7), pp 6491–6500