Dr. Ma’s background and experiences covers a broad range of areas including optics and optical telecommunication, optoelectronics, electrical system, semiconductor devices fabrication and physics, and polymer material for electronic application, as well as biosensor system. At Exponent, Dr. Ma has worked on laser system optimization, light emitting device failure analysis, PCB contamination and electrical failure on both manufacturing process and field return units, thin film/surface optical characterization, and flex cable failures analysis.
Dr. Ma’s Ph.D. dissertation focused on solution processed optoelectronic devices based on conductive polymer and colloidal quantum dots materials. Her works involves nanomaterial characterization using transmission electron microscope (TEM), scan electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), photo-luminescent spectroscope, UV-Vis, and confocal Raman microscope; device fabrication with photolithography, sputtering tools, e-beam evaporator, and physical vapor deposition tools; device optical and electrical characterization including LED efficiency, spectrum analysis, LIV measurement, and electrical microprobing. She also has experience on optical and electromagnetic simulation, and design and characterization of optical and biosensor systems.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2014
- M.S., Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 2009
- B.E., Information Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2006
Ma X, Benavides J, Haughn CR, Xu F, Doty MF, Cloutier SG. High polymer-LEDs enhancement by excitonplasmon coupling using encapsulated metallic nanoparticles. Organic Electronics 2013; 14:1916–1923.
Xu F, Benavides J, Ma X, Cloutier SG. Interconnected TiO2 nanowire networks for enhanced PbS/TiO2 heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Nanotechnology 2012; 709031–6.
Ma X, Xu F, Benavides J, Cloutier SG. High Performance hybrid near-infrared LEDs using benzenedithiol cross-linked PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Organic Electronics 2012; 13:525.
Xu F, Ma X, Haughn CR, Benavides J, Doty MF, Cloutier SG. Efficient exciton funnelling in cascaded PbS quantum dot superstructures. ACS Nano 2011; 5:9950.
Xu F, Ma X, Gerlein LF, Cloutier SG. Structural and optical properties of radically-branched and zigzag self-assembled PbS nanowires. Nanotechnology 2011; 22:265604.
Sharma N, McKeown SJ, Ma X, Pochan DJ, Cloutier SG. Structure-property correlations in hybrid polymer-nanoparticle electrospun fibers and plasmonic control over their dichroic behavior. ACS Nano 2010; 4:5551.
Ma X, Xu X, Zheng Z, Wang K, Su Y, Fan J, Zhang R, Song L, Wang Z, Zhu J. Dynamically modulated intensity interrogation scheme using waveguide coupled surface plasmon resonance sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 2010; 157:9.
Ma X, Crawford GP, Crawford RJ, Amimori I, Umer S, Skaej G, Cloutier SG. NMR of pretransitional ordering of liquid crystals in well-defined nano geometries: Utility of the Landau-de Gennes formalism. Liquid Crystals 2009; 36:1229.
Yin W, Su J, Cao M, Ni C, Cloutier SG, Huang Z, Ma X, Ren L, Hu C, Wei B. In(OH)3 and In2O3 micro/nanostructures: Controllable NaOAc-assisted microemulsion synthesis and Raman properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009; 113:19493.
Li M, Liu X, Zhang J, Ma X, Sun X, Li Y, Gu P. Rigorous analysis of spatial dispersion effect in multilayer thin-film coatings. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 2007; 24:2328.