Kaili Xie

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Category: Alumni

Status: Postdoctoral researcher

Employer: University of Bordeaux

Team: Polymer materials for Electronic, Energy, Information and Communication Technologies

Supervisors: Georges Hadziioannou, √Čric Cloutet

Location: B8-Bu1-West


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.