Members

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Junping Hu, Research Fellow

Hu Junping was born in April 1985 (Aries) at Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, China. In 2015, he visited RLQM for one year. He obtained his PhD degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2016, after which he became a professor at Nanchang Institute of Technology. In 2018, he joined RLQM again as a research fellow.

Research Focus: battery electrode materials; 2D materials
Hobbies: badminton; music; and making friends
Email: junping_hu@sutd.edu.sg

“A bird in the hand is worth ten in the forest.”


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Shan Guan, Former Visiting PhD Student

Guan Shan is from Luoyang, China. He visited RLQM from 2014 to 2017. He obtained his PhD degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2018. His research is focused on the investigation of electronic, mechanical, optical, and plasmonic properties of novel materials using first-principles calculations. He wishes to have close collaborations with friends from experimental groups. Anyone who would like to play basketball, or go hiking and travelling together is welcome to contact him.

Guan Shan is currently a researcher at the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Focus: 2D materials and 2D electrides
Hobbies: basketball; movie making; cycling; hiking
Email: sguan2012@163.com

“No basketball, no life.”


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Ying Liu, PhD Student

Liu Ying is from the city Daqing in the northeast of China. She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Theoretical Physics from the Northeast Normal University at Changchun, with First Class Honours. Her previous research was on the study of strongly correlated spin models. She joined RLQM in the summer of 2015.

Research Focus: electronic and transport properties of topological materials
Email: ying_liu@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“I am on the road to become a female doctor.”


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Xiaolong Feng, PhD Student

Feng Xiaolong comes from Huangshi, Hubei. He obtained his BSc in Optical Information Science and Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2012. Later he got his Master’s degree in Condensed Matter Physics from The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. After working for three years, he joined RLQM as a PhD student in September 2018.

Research Focus: topological materials; transport effect
Email: xiaolong_feng@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“I know one thing that I know nothing.”      —by Socrates


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Pengxia Zhou, Former Visiting Professor from Nantong University

Prof. Zhou is from Hejin city, Shanxi province, China. She received her B.S. degree from Yangzhou University in 2004. Then, she joined Nantong University as a lecturer. From 2011 to 2015, she studied at Nanjing University and obtained the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics. She visited RLQM as a visiting scholar from Oct 2017 to Feb 2018.

Research Focus: multiferroic properties of perovskite superlattices and 2D materials, first-principles calculations

“Learning without thinking leads to confusion; thinking without learning ends in danger.”          The Analects of Confucius


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Gang Liu,  Former Visiting Professor from Jiangxi Normal University

Prof. Liu visited RLQM from July 2015 to January 2016. He is good at table tennis.

Research Focus: DFT study of physical and chemical properties of novel materials


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Shan-Shan Wang, PhD Student

Wang Shan Shan is from the city of Zhengzhou, China. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Physics from School of Nuclear Science and Technology of Lanzhou University in 2015. She joined RLQM as a PhD student in September 2015. She claims to have a very short reflex arc.

Research Focus: topological materials and 2D materials
Email: shanshan_wang@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“Physics put the dream in my reality.”


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Pei Yang, Former Visiting PhD Student

Yang Pei is from Qingyang, a small city in the northwest of China. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Applied Physics from Tianjin Polytechnic University. Then he studied in Beijing Institute of Technology for the Master’s, and now for his PhD degree in computational condensed matter physics. He visited RLQM in 2016. His research interest is on the study of photo-voltaic and photo-catalytic materials using first-principles methods.

Hobbies: Chinese history; economy and political science

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger!”


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Cong Chen, Visiting PhD Student

Chen Cong comes from Zhejiang, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Beihang University. Then he continued his study at Beihang for his PhD’s degree in condensed matter physics. He has been visiting RLQM since Jan 2017.

Research Focus: topological materials study from first-principles calculations

 “Growing Strong”


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Yunwei Zhang, Former Research Assistant

Yunwei comes from Changchun, Jilin Province, China. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in physics from Jilin University in 2009, and then continued to study for the PhD degree in condensed matter physics in the State Key Lab of Superhard Materials, Jilin University. She visited RLQM from Jan 2017 to Jul 2017.

Yunwei is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Research Focus: intelligent structure searching; materials under high pressures; inorganic electride materials

“What makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life.”


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Si Li, Visiting PhD Student

Si Li is from the city of Yongzhou, Hunan province, China. He is a PhD student in the School of Physics at Beijing Institute of Technology. He has been visiting RLQM since March 2017.

“The wise are free from perplexities; the virtuous from anxiety; and the bold from fear.”     —by Confucius


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Weikang Wu, PhD Student

Wu Weikang is from Binzhou, Shandong province, China. He obtained his B.S. and M.Eng. from School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shandong University, Jinan. He joined RLQM as a PhD student in September 2016.

Hobbies: table tennis; reading
Email: weikang_wu@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“Learn and live.”


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Bo Tai, PhD Student

Tai Bo comes from Nanjing, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Opto-electronic Information Engineering from China Jiliang University. He joined RLQM first as a Research Assistant in August 2016 and then as a PhD in January 2017.

Research Focus: 2D materials; condensed matter theory
Email: bo_tai@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”      —by Oscar Wilde


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Huiying Liu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Liu Huiying is from the city of Puyang, Henan, in the middle of China. She obtained her Bachelor degree in physics from Sichuan University. From 2012 to 2018, she studied at the International Center for Quantum Materials at Peking University and obtained the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics. Her previous research was on nonequilibrium superconductivity and superconducting liquid. She joined RLQM in the summer of 2018.

Research Focus: quantum transport, superconductivity, topological materials
Email: huiying_liu@sutd.edu.sg


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Yalong Jiao, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jiao Yalong is from Handan, Hebei province, China. He received his PhD degree in energy and process engineering from Queensland University of Technology (Australia) in February 2018. Then, he joined RLQM as a postdoctoral research fellow in June 2018.

Research Focus: two-dimensional materials, novel electronic properties, structure search and design
Email: yalong_jiao@sutd.edu.sg

“Structures are predictable, but life is not. Cherish every beautiful day and cherish the time with your family.”


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Ziming Zhu, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ziming Zhu is from Hunan province, China. He earned his PhD degree in the condensed matter physics from Xi’an Jiaotong University at the end of 2016. Then he jointed Hunan Normal University as a lecturer. He worked at RLQM from Sep 2017 to Sep 2018.

Research Focus: novel topological materials, surface diffusion, phonon transport
Email: ziming_zhu@sutd.edu.sg

“Sharp tools make good work.”


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Ting-Ting Zhang, Visiting PhD Student

Ting-Ting Zhang comes from Jieyang, Guangdong Province, China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from South China University of Technology in 2013. Then she continued her study in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing for her PhD’s degree in condensed matter physics. She is currently visiting RLQM.

Research Focus: topological materials and two-dimensional materials

“Live beautifully, dream passionately”


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Zhi-Ming Yu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yu Zhiming is from Jiangxi, China. He obtained his PhD degree in theoretical condensed matter physics from RenMin University of China in 2014. Then he worked as a postdoc research fellow in Beijing Institute of Technology from 2014 to 2016. He has been visiting RLQM from March to September 2016. He joined RLQM as a postdoctoral research fellow in Oct. 2016.

Research Focus: electronic and transport properties of  topological materials; topological effects in condensed matter
Email: zhiming_yu@sutd.edu.sg

“The night is long that never finds the day.”      —by Shakespeare


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Xiaoming Zhang, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Zhang Xiaoming comes from Chengde, a city in the north part of China. Many Chinese people have known about Xiaoming since their childhood from textbooks, together with Xiaohong, Xiaogang, Xiaoqiang…(lol) He received his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. He worked at RLQM as a postdoctoral researcher from 2015 to 2018.

Xiaoming is currently a professor at Hebei University of Technology.

Research Focus: topological materials; battery electrode materials; other novel materials
Hobbies: football (crazy); reading; traveling

“Just do it!”


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Xianlei Sheng, Research Fellow

Dr. Sheng Xianlei is from Puyang city, Henan province, China. He received his B.S. degree from Xidian University in 2006. From 2006 to 2011, he was studying in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and obtained his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and visiting scholar in several institutions including California State University Northridge, Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, and University of Delaware. In 2015, he joined Beihang University as a Lecturer. He conducted research at RLQM since Sep 2016.

Research Focus: [1] Topological materials study from first-principles calculation; [2] Novel electronic device design from Non-equilibrium Green’s Function + density functional theory (DFT) method; [3] First-principles calculations on strongly correlated electron systems using DFT+U, DFT+Gutzwiller and DFT+dynamical mean field theory methods.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/shengxianlei06/home

“Do something, think everything!”


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Shengyuan Yang, Principal Investigator

Dr. Yang is from Nanjing, China. He studied Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University for one year. Then he transferred to The University of Hong Kong in 2002 and obtained a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics/Physics in 2005. He joined the condensed matter theory group at The University of Texas at Austin and received the Ph.D. in Physics degree in 2011. He worked as an imaging geophysicist in CGG (US) Services at Houston from 2011 to 2013. He joined SUTD in the summer of 2013.

Research Focus: condensed matter theory; topological effects; electronic and transport properties of materials; topological materials; 2D materials
Email: shengyuan_yang@sutd.edu.sg
Webpage: http://epd.sutd.edu.sg/faculty/yangshengyuan/

“It is not enough for one to have only this life and this world; he ought to have another poetic world as well.”      —by Wang Xiaobo