Dr. Thuc Hue LY

PhD (Sungkyunkwan)

Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry
Core Member of Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films


Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B6718
Phone: +852 3442-9329
Fax: +852 3442-0522
Email: thuchly@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7852-3811
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Research Interests

  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Solar cells

Dr. Thuc Hue Ly (李淑惠) received her B.Sc. in Department of Chemical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (2010), where she developed a strong passion for inorganic chemist. She then moved to Korea and obtained Ph.D. (2015) degree in the department of Energy Science from Sungkyunkwan University under the supervision of Prof. Young Hee Lee, where she was working on 2D materials. In 2015 -2017, she worked as a research fellow in Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Institute for Basic Science. Recently she moved to the department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University under Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. She joined City University of Hong Kong in August 2017. Her current research interests include:

  • Synthesis of 2D materials, nanomaterials
  • Defects engineering of 2D materials, nanomaterials
  • Design new electronic/optoelectronic devices by combining 2D materials and others


Selected Publications:

  • Thuc Hue Ly*, Qingming Deng, Manh Ha Doan, Lain-Jong Li, Jiong Zhao. Facile Doping in Two-Dimensional Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides by UV Light. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 29893–29901 (2018).
  • Ui Yeon Won*, Thuc Hue Ly*, Young Rae Kim, Won Tae Kang, Yong Seon Shin, Ki Young Lee, Jin Seong Heo, Kun Nyun Kim, Young Hee Lee, Woo Jong Yu. Very high open-circuit voltage in dual-gate graphene/silicon heterojunction solar cells. Nano Energy 53, 398-404 (2018). (*equal contribution)
  • Qingming Deng, Quoc Huy Thi, Jiong Zhao, Seok Jun Yoon, Huyn Kim, Guibin Chen, Thuc Hue Ly. Impact of Polar Edge Terminations of the Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers during Vapor Growth. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 6, 3575-3581 (2018).
  • Thuc Hue Ly, Jiong Zhao, Magdalena Ola Cichocka, Lain-Jong Li, and Young Hee Lee. Dynamical observations on the crack tip zone and stress corrosion of two-dimensional MoS2. Nature Communications 8, 14116 (2017).
  • Thuc Hue Ly, Jiong Zhao, Dong Hoon Keum, Qingming Deng, Zhiyang Yu, and Young Hee Lee. Hyperdislocations in van der Waals-layered materials. Nano Letters 16, 7807-7813 (2016).
  • Thuc Hue Ly, Jiong Zhao, Hyun Kim, Gang Hee Han, Honggi Nam, and Young Hee Lee. Vertically conductive MoS2 spiral pyramid. Advanced Materials 21, 7723-7728 (2016).
  • Thuc Hue Ly*, David J. Perello*, Jiong Zhao*, Qingming Deng, Hyun Kim, Gang Hee Han, Sang Hoon Chae, Hye Yun Jeong, and Young Hee Lee. Misorientation-angle-dependent electrical transport across molybdenum disulfide grain boundaries. Nature Communications 7, 10426 (2016). (*equal contribution)
  • Thuc Hue Ly, Ming-Hui Chiu, Ming-Yang Li, Jiong Zhao, David J. Perello, Magdalena Ola Cichocka, Hye Min Oh, Sang Hoon Chae, Hye Yun Jeong, Fei Yao, Lain-Jong Li, and Young Hee Lee. Observing grain boundaries in CVD-grown monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides. ACS Nano 8, 11401-11408 (2014).
  • Thuc Hue Ly, Dinh Loc Duong, Quang Huy Ta, Fei Yao, Quoc An Vu, Hye Yun Jeong, Sang Hoon Chae and Young Hee Lee. Nondestructive characterization of graphene defects. Advance Functional Materials 23, 5183-5189 (2013).
  • Sang Hoon Chae, Woo Jong Yu, Jung Jun Bae, Dinh Loc Duong, David Perello, Hye Yun Jeong, Quang Huy Ta, Thuc Hue Ly, Quoc An Vu, Minhee Yun, Xiangfeng Duan, and Young Hee Lee. Transferred wrinkled Al2O3 for highly stretchable and transparent graphene-carbon nanotube transistors. Nature Materials 12, 403-409 (2013).
  • Jiong Zhao, Qingming Deng, Thuc Hue Ly, Gang Hee Han, Gorantla Sandeep, and Mark H Rummeli. Two-dimensional membrane as elastic shell with proof on the folds revealed by three-dimensional atomic mapping. Nature Communications 6, 8935 (2015).
  • Jiong Zhao, Honggi Nam, Thuc Hue Ly, Seok Jun Yun, Sera Kim, Suyeon Cho, Heejun Yang, and Young Hee Lee. Chain Vacancies in two-dimensional crystals. Small 13, 1601930 (2016).
  • Hye Yun Jeong, Un Jeong Kim, Hyun Kim, Gang Hee Han, Hyangsook Lee, Min Su Kim, Youngjo Jin, Thuc Hue Ly, Si Young Lee, Young-Geun Roh, Won-Jae Joo, Sung Woo Hwang, Yeonsang Park, and Young Hee Lee. Optical gain in MoS2 via Coupling with nanostructures substrate: Fabry-Perot interference and plasmonic excitation. ACS Nano 10, 8192-8198 (2016).
  • Sang Hoon Chae, Youngjo Jin, Tae Soo Kim, Dong Seob Chung, Hyunyeong Na, Honggi Nam, Hyun Kim, David J. Perello, Hye Yun Jeong, Thuc Hue Ly, and Young Hee Lee. Oxidation effect in octahedral hafnium disulfide thin film. ACS Nano 10, 1309-1316 (2016).
  • Hye Yun Jeong, Si Young Lee, Thuc Hue Ly, Gang Hee Han, Hyun Kim, Honggi Nam, Zhao Jiong, Bong Kyu Shin, Seok Joon Yun, Jaesu Kim, Un Jeong Kim, Sungwoo Hwang, and Young Hee Lee. Visualizing point defects in transition-metal dichalcogenides using optical microscopy. ACS Nano 10, 770-777 (2016).
  • Fei Yao, Bing Li, Kangpyo So, Jian Chang, Thuc Hue Ly, An Quoc Vu, Hyeona Mun, Costel Sorin Cojocaru, Hongyan Yue, Sishen Xie, and Young Hee Lee. A strategy to overcome the limits of carbon-based materials as lithium-ion battery anodes. Carbon 79, 563-571 (2014).
  • Hye Yun Jeong, Kang Pyo So, Jung Jun Bae, Sang Hoon Chae, Thuc Hue Ly, Tae Hyung Kim, Dong Hoon Keum, Chang Kee Kim, Jun Sik Hwang, Yoon Jeong Choi, and Young Hee Lee. Tailoring oxidation of Al particles morphologically controlled by carbon nanotubes. Energy 55, 1143-1151 (2013).
  • Chandan Biswas, Si Young Lee, Thuc Hue Ly, Arunabha Ghosh, Quoc Nguyen Dang, and Young Hee Lee. Chemically doped random network carbon nanotube p-n junction diode for rectifier. ACS Nano 5, 9817-9823 (2011).