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Qian Wang
Ph.D., Professor
Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, China
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University
Beijing, 100871, China

Ph. D. in Materials Physics, December 2001, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
M.S. in Theoretical Physics, July 1988, Anhui University, Hefei, China
B.S. in Physics Education, July 1985, Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Professional Experiences

  • Feb. 2011 — present, Professor, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, China
  • Dec. 2005 — Feb. 2011, Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA
  • Nov. 2004 — Nov. 2005, Research Assistant Professor, Physics Department, VCU, USA
  • May 2002 — Oct. 2004, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Department, VCU, USA
  • July 1988 — Feb. 2011, Instructor-Lecturer- Associate Professor – Professor, Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Courses Taught by Qian Wang

  • “Advanced Mathematics” for Undergraduate students
  • “Computational Materials Science & Engineering” for undergraduate students
  • “Quantum Mechanics for Materials Science” for undergraduate students
  • “Low-dimensional Functional Materials” for graduate students

Research Interests

  • Computational design of new materials with novel properties
  • Metallicity and Magnetism in carbon-based materials
  • High energy density materials and materials at high pressure
  • Electronic structures and magnetic properties of dilute magnetic semiconductors
  • Inorganic and metal clusters

Grants and Honors

  • Principal Investigator (PI), Computational design and simulation of new metallic materials based on non-metal light elements (2015.1?2018.13). Grant #: NSFC 51471004.
  • PI, Design and simulation of magnetic materials based on 2p electrons (2012.1?2015.12). Grant #: NSFC 11174014.
  • PI, Two dimensional atomic materials functionalized with superhalogens (2013.1?2014.12), Grant # NSFC 21273012
  • PI, Transition-metal nanostructures supported on graphene oxide and g-C4N3 (2014.1? 2016.12). Grant # 20130001110033 (Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China).
  • PI, Computational design of high density energy materials?2011.6 ? 2015.9?, funded by National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Chinese Academy of Science.
  • Investigator, Manipulation of novel quantum effects induced by the heterointerface?2012.1?2016.09?Grant # 2012CB921404 
    (The National Grand Fundamental Research 973 Program of China)

  • University Award of Teaching Excellence (?????), Peking University, 2013-09
  • Academic and Technological Progress Prize for study on “Size-Effect of  Ultrafine Particles” Issued by Chongqing City Government, China, 04/2010
  • Editorial Board Member (overseas): Materials Transactions, an international journal
    Sponsored by Japan Institute of Metals, 10/2006 - present
  • Program Advisory and Execution Committee member (2006 - present)
    The 1st to 8th General Meeting of Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science-VO, Sendai, Japan.

Selected Publications

  1. Penta-graphene: A new carbon allotrope
    S. Zhang, Jian Zhou, Qian Wang*, X-H. Chen, Y. Kawazoe, and P. Jena
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112, 2372 (2015)
  2. Experimental observation of TiN12+ cluster and theoretical investigation of its stable and metastable isomers
    K. Ding, Xiao-Wei Li, H-G. Xu, T-Q. Li, Z-X Ge, Qian Wang*, and Wei-Jun Zheng*
    Chem. Sci. 6, 4723, (2015)
  3. Thermoelectric Properties of Single-layer SnSe Sheet
    Fancy Q. Wang, Shunhong Zhang, Jiabing Yu, and Qian Wang*
    Nanoscale 7, 15962, (2015)
  4. TiC2: A New Two-Dimensional Sheet beyond MXenes
    Tianshan Zhao, Shunhong Zhang, Yaguang Guo, and Qian Wang*
    Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04472C
  5. Robust ferromagnetism in monolayer chromium nitride
    Shunhong Zhang, Yawei Li, Tianshan Zhao, and Qian Wang*
    Scientific Reports, 4, 5241 (2014)
  6. Stable three-dimensional metallic carbon with interlocking hexagons
    S. Zhang, Qian Wang*, X. Chen, and Puru Jena
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110, 18809 (2013) 
  7. Three-dimensional Metallic Boron Nitride
    S. Zhang, Qian Wang*, Y. Kawazoe, and Puru Jena
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 18216 (2013) 
  8. Patterning Graphitic C-N Sheets into Kagome Lattice for Magnetic Materials.
    Xiaowei Li, Jian Zhou, Qian Wang*, Yushiyuki Kawazoe, and Puru Jena
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 259 (2013)
  9. Density Functional Theory Study of the Interaction of Hydrogen with Li6C60
    Qian Wang, and Puru Jena
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 1084 (2012?
  10. Electric field enhanced hydrogen storage on polarizable materials substrates
    J. Zhou, Qian Wang, Qiang Sun, P. Jena, and X.S. Chen
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107, 2801(2010)