Dr Chen Huang

Postdoctoral Research Associate 

DPhil (Oxford, UK)
BEng (Tsinghua University, China)

Chen Huang became a postdoctoral research associate after finishing his DPhil (PhD) in 2016 with Prof Angus Kirkland. Chen's DPhil project focuses on ultra high resolution imaging of radiation-sensitive materials and electron exit wave reconstruction. The project extended the application of exit wave reconstruction to the characterisation of highly radiation-sensitive materials, such as zeolites.
Chen received his BEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He has previously worked in Prof. J. Zhu's group at Beijing National Centre for Electron Microscopy (BNCEM) during his last two years at Tsinghua.
Over the years, Chen’s research interest grows from carrying out difficult HR(S)TEM imaging experiments to combining new imaging techniques with advanced image processing:
  • Aberration-corrected HR(S)TEM imaging;
  • Low-dose HR(S)TEM imaging;
  • Ultra fast HRTEM imaging;
  • Image denoising;
  • Machine learning on large-scale data processing.

Contact Details

30.15 Holder Building
Department of Materials, University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PH
Telephone: 01865 273661
Fax: 01865 273789
E-mail: chen.huang@materials.ox.ac.uk


  1. Liqi Zhou, Jingdong Song, Judy S. Kim, Xudong Pei, Chen Huang, Mark Boyce, Luiza Mendonça, Daniel Clare, Alistair Siebert, Christopher S. Allen, Emanuela Liberti, David Stuart, Xiaoqing Pan, Peter D. Nellist, Peijun Zhang, Angus I. Kirkland and Peng Wang. "Low-Dose Phase Retrieval of Biological Specimens using Cryo-Electron Ptychography" Nature Communications 11, no. 1 (2020): 1-9.
  2. Colum M. O’Leary, Christopher S. Allen, Chen Huang, Judy S. Kim, Emanuela Liberti, Peter D. Nellist and Angus I. Kirkland. "Phase reconstruction using fast binary 4D STEM data" Applied Physics Letters 116, no. 12 (2020): 124101.
  3. Jiamei Song, Christopher S. Allen, Si Gao, Chen Huang, Hidetaka Sawada, Xiaoqing Pan, Jamie Warner, Peng Wang, and Angus I. Kirkland. "Atomic Resolution Defocused Electron Ptychography at Low Dose with a Fast, Direct Electron Detector." Scientific reports 9, no. 1 (2019): 3919.
  4. Tuğçe Ayvalı, Lin Ye, Simson Wu, Benedict TW Lo, Chen Huang, Bin Yu, Giannantonio Cibin, Angus I. Kirkland, Chiu Tang, Abdulaziz A. Bagabas, S. C. Edman Tsang. "Mononuclear gold species anchored on TS-1 framework as catalyst precursor for selective epoxidation of propylene." Journal of Catalysis 367 (2018): 229-233.
  5. Pu Zhao, Lin Ye, Zhenyu Sun, Benedict TW Lo, Harry Woodcock, Chen Huang, Chiu Tang, Angus I. Kirkland, Donghai Mei, and Shik Chi Edman Tsang. "Entrapped Single Tungstate Site in Zeolite for Cooperative Catalysis of Olefin Metathesis with Brønsted Acid Site." Journal of the American Chemical Society 140, no. 21 (2018): 6661-6667.
  6. Chen Huang, Konstantin B. Borisenko, and Angus I. Kirkland. "Exit wave reconstruction of radiationsensitive materials from low-dose data." In Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 522, no. 1, p. 012052. IOP Publishing, 2014.