Status: Postdoctoral researcher
Employer: University of Bordeaux
Key research areas: patterning on thin films
Postdoctoral project: Instabilities of thin conductive films
Co-direction: Hamid Kellay - LOMA
Education and experience
- 2019-2021 Postdoc Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Thin films adhered on substrates can undergo instabilities such as delamination, buckling and cracks, when they are under mismatched stress or strain. Such phenomena on one side might limit the performance and lifespan of electronic devices, but on the other side they can be harnessed for surface patterning. Our aim here is to understand PEDOT:polyelectrolytes film instabilities induced by swelling due to solvents. Both experimental and theoretical analysis are used.
- 2015-2019 Ph.D. Ecole Centrale de Marseille/Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
The project aims at developing a recipe of self-assembly microcapsules by polyelectrolytes and characterization of their membrane. Wrinkling and folding of such capsules are investigated when they are deformed in an extensional flow. In extremely large deformation, capsules breakup modes are also studied.
- 2013-2015 M.Eng. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
The objective is to optimize the heat transfer and pressure loss of hydrocarbon fuel flowing in small-scale channels with different aspect ratios.
- 2009-2013 Bachelor Eng. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Kailie Xie is now working as a researcher at LOMA, University of Bordeaux.