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Qing Zhang
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Peking University
Beijing 100871
People's Republic of China

  • Office Add: Rm. 206, Founder Building
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Sep. 2005 – Jan. 2011  Ph.D Condensed Matter Physics, Tsinghua University
Sep. 2001 – Jul. 2005  B.S Materials Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Professional Experience
April 2016 – Present   Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University, China
Jan. 2011–Apr. 2016  Post-doctoral fellow, Nanyang Technological University

Research Areas and Interests: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

  • Fundamental and applications of surface plasmon in noble metal nanostructures (Au, Ag, etc)
  • Low dimensional semiconductor optics and devices (micro/nano-laser, optical detector, etc)
  • Perovskite: material design, photo-physics and devices
  • Laser spectroscopy(Raman, PL, ultrafast)

Selected Awards

  • 2016, “1000 Young Talent Program” award, CPC Central Organization Department of China.

Selected Publications

  1. Q. Zhang, G. Y. Li, X. F. Liu, F. Qian, Y. Li, T. C. Sum, C. M. Lieber, Q. H. Xiong*, “A Room-temperature Low-threshold Ultra-violet Plasmonic Nanolaser”, Nature Communications, 5, 4935 (2014).
  2. Q. Zhang, S. T. Ha, X. F. Liu, T. C. Sum*, Q. H. Xiong*, Room-Temperature Near-Infrared High-Q Perovskite Whispering-Gallery Planar Nanolasers, Nano Letters 14, 5995-6001 (2014).
  3. Q. Zhang, X. L. Wen, Q. F. Ruan, J. F. Wang, Q. H. Xiong*, “Multiple magnetic mode-based Fano resonance in split-ring resonator/disk nanocavities”, ACS Nano, 7, 11071–11078 (2013).
  4. X. F. Liu+, Q. Zhang+, J. N. Yip, Q. H. Xiong*, T. C. Sum*, “Wavelength Tunable Single Nanowire Lasers Based on Surface Plasmon Polariton Enhanced Burstein–Moss Effect”, Nano Letters, 13, 5336-5343 (2013).( +co-first authors).
  5. X. F. Liu+, Q. Zhang+, Q. H. Xiong*, T. C. Sum*, “Tailoring the Lasing Modes in Semiconductor Nanowire Cavities Using Intrinsic Self-Absorption”, Nano Letters 13, 1080–1085, 2013. (+co-first authors)
  6. Q. Zhang, J. Zhang, M. I. B. Utama, B. Peng, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, Qihua Xiong*, “Exciton-phonon coupling in individual ZnTe nanorods studied by resonant Raman spectroscopy”, Physical Review B, 85, 085418 (2012).
  7. J. Pan+, M. I. B. Utama+, Q. Zhang+, X. F. Liu, B. Peng, L. M. Wong, T. C. Sum, S. J. Wang, and Qihua Xiong, “Composition-tunable Vertically Aligned CdSxSe1-x Nanowire Arrays via van der Waals Epitaxy: Investigation of Optical Properties and Photocatalytic Behavior”, Advanced Materials, 24, 4151-4156 (2012) (+co-first authors).
  8. Q. Zhang, X.F. Liu, M. I. B. Utama, J. Zhang, la Mata, J. Arbiol, Y.H. Lu, T. C. Sum*, Qihua Xiong*, “Highly Enhanced Exciton Recombination Rate by Strong Electron-Phonon Coupling in Single ZnTe Nanobelt”, Nano Letters, 12, 6420-6427 (2012).
  9. Q. Zhang, X. Y. Shan, X. Feng, C. X. Wang, Q. Q. Wang*, J. F. Jia*, Q. K. Xue. “Modulating Fabry-Perot Oscillation and Q value of CdS Nanowire by a Single Ag Nanoparticle”, Nano Letters, 11, 4270-4274 (2011).