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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

Awards and Honors

  • Xie Xi De Physics Award, Chinese Society of Physics (CPS), China, 2017
  • ACCMS MID-CAREER AWARD for “Outstanding Scientific Contribution in the Field of Computational Materials Science”, Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS), Japan, 2016
  • University Award of Teaching Excellence for Undergraduates, Peking University, 2017
  • Supervisor of Excellent PhD thesis, Peking University, 2016 & 2018
  • University Award of Teaching Excellence (Zheng Da), Peking University, 2013
  • Among the “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in Physics & Astronomy, Elsevier, for five consecutive years from 2014-2018
  • Serves as an associate editor for <Modern Physics Letters B> and <International Journal of Modern Physics B>, and serves as Editorial Board member for several scientific journals.

Selected Publications

  1. Unidirectional Spin−Orbit Interaction Induced by the Line Defect in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for High-Performance Devices. Xiaoyin Li, Shunhong Zhang, Huaqing Huang, Lin Hu, Feng Liu*, Qian Wang*, Nano Lett. 19, 6005−6012 (2019)
  2. Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Allotropes with Correlations to the Scaled Pugh Ratio. Fancy Qian Wang, Ming Hu, Qian Wang*, J. Mater. Chem. A 7, 6259–6266 (2019)
  3. Graphdiyne as an ideal monolayer coating material for lithium-ion battery cathodes with ultralow areal density and ultrafast Li penetration. Sheng Gong, Shou Wang, Junyin Liu, Yaguang Guo, and Qian Wang*. J. Mater. Chem. A. 6, 12630-12636 (2018) (Undergraduate’s research work)
  4. A New Anisotropic Dirac Cone Material: A B2S Honeycomb Monolayer. Yu Zhao, Xiaoyin Li, Junyi Liu, Cunzhi Zhang, and Qian Wang*. J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  9, 1815−1820 (2018) (Undergraduate’s research work)
  5. Colossal Stability of Gas Phase Tri-anions: The Concept of Super-pnictogens. Tianshan Zhao, Jian Zhou, Qian Wang*, and Puru Jena* . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (56, 13421-1342 (2017) (VIP Paper & Featured on the Front Outside Cover of the issue)
  6. A New Metallic Carbon Allotrope with High Stability and Potential for Lithium Ion Battery Anode Material. Jie Liu, Tianshan Zhao, Shunhong Zhang, Qian Wang*. Nano Energy 38, 263-270 (2017) 
  7. Cluster Inspired Design of High Capacity Anode for Li-Ion Batteries. Tianshan Zhao, Qian Wang*, and Puru Jena*. ACS Energy Letters 1, 202-208, (2016)
  8. Penta-graphene: A new carbon allotrope. Shunhong Zhang, Jian Zhou, Qian Wang*, X.-S. Chen, Y. Kawazoe, and Puru Jena. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  112, 2372-2337 (2015)
  9. Stable three-dimensional metallic carbon with interlocking hexagons. Shunhong Zhang, Qian Wang*, X. Chen, and Puru Jena. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110, 18809 (2013) 
  10. Three-dimensional Metallic Boron Nitride. Shunhong Zhang, Qian Wang*, Y. Kawazoe, and Puru Jena. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 18216-18221 (2013)