Wei is originally from Beijing, China. He received his B.S. from Peking University in 2006 before he moved to U.S. He got his PhD degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Zanni. Wei has developed novel 2D IR techniques and applied them into different scientific topics. Recently, he developed heterodyned shaper-based time domain SFG spectroscopy and the world's first heterodyned 2D SFG spectroscopy. He looks forward to seeing applications of these techniques to systems such as materials and surface peptides. He also applied 2D IR spectroscopy to study charge transfer between the organic/inorganic interfaces or to learn the environment of membrane peptide in lipid bilayers.
Wei started as a research associate in September, 2011 in Kaptyen-Murnane's research lab at JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder. His new research areas include developing table top transient soft x-ray spectrometer and apply it into both gas and liquid phase samples. Also, he is interested in using COLTRIMS to study ultrafast molecular dynamics. Wei loves outdoor activities and photography. He has traveled to several National Parks and also is a good sailor and windsurfer in Madison. He is now developing new habits such as hiking.