Dr. Ma graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and received a Ph.D. degree from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Jie joined the Computational Materials Science Team at NREL as a postdoctoral researcher in March, 2010. He is currently working on computational design and characterization of nanoscale materials for doping, water splitting, and solar cells, using quantum mechanical electronic structure calculation and molecular dynamics simulation techniques.
- Low-dimensional systems (quantum dots, nanotube and nanowires, and surfaces)
- Doping in semiconductors.
- Solar cell and water splitting.
- Ma, J.; Wei, S.-H.; Neale, N. R.; Nozik, A. J. (2011). "Effect of surface passivation on dopant distribution in Si quantum dots: The case of B and P doping." Appl. Phys. Lett. (98); p. 173103.
- Ma, J.; Wei, S.-H.; Gessert, T. A.; Chin, K. K. (2011). "Carrier density and compensation in semiconductors with multi dopants and multi transition energy levels: The case of Cu impurity in CdTe." Phys. Rev. B.