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Research Interest and Experience
  • Novel chemistry under high pressure
  • Materials under extreme conditions (high P and high T)
  • Semiconductor materials (Defects, surfaces and interfaces)
  • Functional materials (oxides, magnetic materials, ferroelectric materials etc. ) 
  • Electronic structure method development
Teaching experiences
  • Gneral chemistry, Chem102
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Solid state physics and chemistry
  • NSF CAREER 2019 - 2024
  • ACS PRF 2018 - 2020
  • CSUN RSCA 2018
Professional Activities
  • Editor: Materials SCince and Engineering B (Elsevier) 
  • Editorial board: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter (IOP)
  • Reviewer: NSF, ACS PRF, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, PRL, JACS, Angwandte Chemie, PRB, JPCL, APL, etc. 


Current research topics
Research Highlights
   Recent representative papers


  1. J. Botana, X. Wang,  C. Hou, D. Yan,H. Lin, Y. Ma and M. S. Miao, Mercury Induced by Pressure to act as a Transition Metal in Mercury Fluorides: Calculated from First Principles, Angew. Chemie accepted as back cover story (2015).

  2. A. Y. Rogachev, M. S. Miao, G. Merino, and R. Hoffmann, Molecular CsF5 and CsF2+, Angew. Chemie 54,  8275-8278 (2015).

  3. M. S. Miao and R. Hoffmann, High-pressure electrides: the chemical nature of interstitial quasiatoms, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 3631 (2015).

  4. Y.-H Zheng, M. S. Miao et al. A solid state effect responsible for an organic quintet state at room temperature and ambient pressure, Adv. Mat. 27, 1718 (2015).

  5. J. Botana and M. S. Miao*, Pressure-stabilized lithium caesides with caesium anions beyond -1 state, Nature Communications, 5, 4861 (2014).

  6. Y. H. Zheng, M. S. Miao, Y.  Zhang, Yuan, T.-Q. Nguyen, and F. Wudl, Striking Effect of Intra- versus Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding on Zwitterions: Physical and Electronic Properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 11614 (1024).

  7. S. H. Lu, Y. C. Wang, H. Y. Liu, M. S. Miao* and Y. M. Ma*, Ultrathin Nanotube self-embedded on diamond (100) surface, Nature Communications, 5, 3666 (2014).

  8. M. S. Miao and R. Hoffmann, High-pressure electrides: a predictive chemical and physical theory, Accounts of Chemical Research, 47, 1311 (2014). ACS Editor’s choice.

  9. M. S. Miao, Cs in high oxidation states and as a p-block element, Nature Chemistry, 5, 846-852 (2013).

  10. D. Zhang, W. Lou, M. S. Miao, S. -C Zhang and K. Chang, Interface-induced Topological Insulator Transition in GaAs/Ge/GaAs Quantum Wells, Phys. Rev. letts. 111, 156402 (2013).

  11. C. Lu, M. S. Miao and Y. Ma, Structure evolution of carbon dioxide under high pressures, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 14167 (2013).

  12. C. Lu, M. S. Miao* and Y. Ma*, Structure evolution of cabon dioxide under high pressures, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 14167 (2013).

  13. M. S. Miao*, Q. M. Yan, C. G. Van de Walle, W. K. Lou, L. L. Li, K. Chang*, Polarization-Driven Topological Insulator Transition in a GaN/InN/GaN Quantum Well,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 186803 (2012). 

  14. F. Peng, M. S. Miao, H. Wang, Q. Li, Y. M. Ma, Predicted lithium-Boron compounds under pressure, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 18599 (2012).  

  15. T. V. Pho, J. D. Yuen, J. A. Kurzman, B. G. Smith, M. S. Miao, W. T. Walker, R. Seshadri and F. Wudl, N-Alkyldinaphthocarbazoles, Azaheptacenes, for Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 18185 (2012).

  16. X. L. Wang, Y. C. Wang, M. S. Miao, X. Zhong, J. Lv, T. Cui, J. F. Li, L. Chen, C. J. Pickard, Y. M. Ma, Cagelike diamondoid nitrogens at high pressures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 175502 (2012).

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