Members

Xiaoyu Cheng, Visiting PhD Student

Xiaoyu is from the city of Jinzhong, Shanxi province, China. She is a PhD student at Shanxi University. Her current research interests focus on the study of novel transport properties of topological states of matter. She is also interested in topological states in amorphous systems. She joined RLQM as a visiting PhD student in September 2023.

Email: XiaoyuCheng0329@163.com

“If you have a goal, stick to it”


Lulu Xiong, PhD Student

Lulu Xiong is from Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. She obtained her MSc Degree in Chemistry from East China Normal University. She is a PhD student in RLQM at University of Macau since Sep 2023. Her current research interest is in theoretical studies of 2D magnetic materials and nonlinear response properties.

Research Focus: 2D magnetic materials, nonlinear response, optical properties
Email: YC37805@um.edu.mo

“Vision without execution is just hallucination.”


Linqiang Xu, Visiting PhD Student

Linqiang is from the city of Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China. Now he is a PhD student at School of Physics, Peking University. His research interests mainly focus on the contact properties of 2D material-metal interface and transport properties of sub-10 nm FET. He joined RLQM as a visiting PhD student in November 2022.

Email: xulq@pku.edu.cn

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”


Kaijuan Pang, Former Visiting PhD Student

Kaijuan is from the city of Jinzhong, Shanxi province, China. She is a PhD student at Harbin Institute of Technology. Her previous research mainly focused on the first-principles calculation of 2D Janus multiferroic materials. She visited RLQM from Oct 2022 to Oct 2023.

Research Focus: SHG of 2D Janus materials; electronic properties of 2D multiferroic materials

“Pardon all men, but never thyself.”


Hengfu Lin, Visiting Professor from Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Hengfu is from Ji’an, Jiangxi, China. He received his B.S. degree from Southwest University in 2009, and PhD degree from institute of physics of CAS in 2015.  Now he is an Associate Professor at Department of Applied Physics, Wuhan University of Science and Technology. He has been visiting RLQM since Oct 2022. His research interest is on studying two dimensional materials by computational and theoretical methods, especially on materials with semiconductor, magnetism, and topological characters.

Email: hflin@wust.edu.cn

“Be self-consistent”


Yuanyuan Wang, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yuanyuan comes from Cangzhou, Hebei province, China. She obtained her PhD degree in condensed matter physics from Shandong University in 2022. Her previous research interest focuses on the study of 2D valleytronic materials through theoretical modeling and density functional theory calculations. She also has interest in modeling and simulation of excited-state properties using many-body perturbation theory. She worked at RLQM from Oct 2022 to Sep 2023.

Email: pwangyy93@gmail.com

“A great journey starts with a single step.”


Yanfeng Ge, Former Senior Research Fellow

Yanfeng is from Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China. He received the PhD degree in theoretical physics from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, in 2016. Then he joined Yanshan University, School of Science. Now he is an Associate Professor at Yanshan University. He conducted research at RLQM from May 2022 to May 2023.

Research Focus: Electron-phonon interactions from first principles, two-dimensional materials
Email: yfge@ysu.edu.cn

“Face the past with the least lamentation, face present with the least waste and with the most dream to face future.”


Yiwei Zhao, Former Visiting PhD Student

Yiwei is from the city of Lanzhou, China. She is a PhD student at Xi’an Jiaotong University. Her previous research mainly focused on the phase transition of 2D materials (such as monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides) and field-effect transistors based on these materials. She visited RLQM from Apr 2022 to Apr 2023.

Email: zhaoyiwei@stu.xjtu.edu.cn

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”    —Oscar Wilde


Zeying Zhang, Former Senior Research Fellow

Zeying is from the city of Shuozhou, Shanxi province, China. He received his B.S. degree from Shandong University, China in 2013, and PhD degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2019. He also studied at the TU-Darmstadt as a joint PhD student for two years. Now he is an associate professor at College of Mathematics and Physics, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He worked at RLQM from Jun 2022 to Sep 2023. His current research interest is mainly focused on magnetic topological materials and high throughput materials design.

Email: zhangzeyingvv@gmail.com

“The bread will have of, the milk will also have of.”


Ruiling Gao, Former Visiting PhD Student

Ruiling comes from Linfen, Shanxi province, China. She obtained her Master’s degree from Shanxi Normal University. Now she is a PhD student at the Department of Physics, Shanghai University. She visted RLQM since Mar 2022 to Mar 2023.

Research Focus: Quantum anomalous Hall effect, low-dimensional materials, heterostructures

Email: ruilinggao@shu.edu.cn

“Every little helps a mickle!”


Jin Cao, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jin Cao comes from Henan province, China. He obtained PhD from School of Physics at Beijing Institute of Technology. His research mainly focuses on the transport and nonlinear optical properties of topological materials. He studied at RLQM as a joint training PhD student from Nov 2021 to Nov 2022. He is now a research fellow at RLQM.

Email: caojin.phy@gmail.com

“You are very much on time, and in your time zone destiny set up for you.”


Xiao-Ping Li, Former Visiting PhD Student

Xiao-Ping Li comes from Inner Mongolia Municipality, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics from Inner Mongolia University in 2016. Then he continued his study for PhD in the School of Physics at Beijing Institute of Technology. His research interest is on topological quantum phases and their material realizations. He visited RLQM from Nov 2021 to May 2022.

Xiaoping is currently a Professor at Inner Mongolia University.

Email: xpli@bit.edu.cn

“Haste makes waste.”


Liying Wang, Former Visiting Professor from Tianjin University

Liying is from Xingtai, Hebei province, China. She received her PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, in 2015. Then she joined Tianjin University, School of Science. Now she is a Senior Engineer at Tianjin University. She visited RLQM from Dec 2021 to Dec 2022.

Research Focus: DFT and experiment studies of spintronic materials, low-dimensional functional materials and heterostructures
Email: liying.wang@tju.edu.cn

“Today is the best day!”


Hui Wang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Wang Hui is from Qingdao, Shandong province, China. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in physics from Xiamen University. From 2015 to 2020, she studied in the School of Physics at Peking University and obtained the PhD degree in condensed matter physics. She joined RLQM as a Research Fellow in Oct 2021.

Research Focus: electronic and transport properties of 2D materials
Email: wanghui11.sg@gmail.com

“Keep moving!”


Xukun Feng, PhD Student

Feng Xukun is from the city Weifang, Shandong Province, China. He obtained his B.Sc. from Ocean University of China and M.Sc. from Shandong University. His previous research was on the first-principles study of 2D multiferroic materials. He joined RLQM as a PhD student in September 2021.

Email: xukun_feng@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.”


Xiangyue Liu, Former Visiting PhD Student

Xiangyue is from the city of Xinyang, Henan province, China. She received her Master’s degree in condensed matter physics from Sichuan University in 2019. Now she is a PhD  student at the College of Physics, Sichuan University. She visited RLQM from Jul 2021 to Jun 2022.

Research Focus:  photo-excited carrier dynamics, 2D heterostructures, dynamic properties of interfaces
Email: xiangyueliuscu@163.com

“One today is worth two tomorrows.”


Yilv Guo, Former Visiting PhD Student

Yilv Guo is from the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Hunan Normal University. Now she is a PhD student at the School of Physics, Southeast University. She visited RLQM from Jul 2021 to Jun 2022.

Research Focus: 2D magnetic materials
Email: ylguo1009@foxmail.com

“Will is power.”


Shiying Guo, Former Visiting PhD Student

Shiying received her Bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 2016. Now she is a PhD student in the Key Laboratory of Advanced Display Materials and Devices, Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Her current research interests are concentrated on exploring 2D material applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices. She visited RLQM from Jun 2021 to Jun 2022.

Email: guosy@njust.edu.cn


Xiamin Hao, Former Visiting PhD Student

Xiamin comes from Shanxi province, China. She obtained the B.Sc. degree in Physics from Taiyuan Normal University and the M.Sc. degree in condensed matter physics from Beihang University. Then she continued her study at Beihang University for PhD’s degree in condensed matter physics. She visited RLQM from Jun 2021 to Jun 2022.

Research Focus: theoretical design and control of low-dimensional topological materials
Email: haoxm@buaa.edu.cn

“Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today.”


Qian-Qian Wang, PhD Student

Qian-Qian is from Yuzhou, Henan Province, China. She obtained Bachelor’s degree in engineering from The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2016, and Master’s degree in physics from The East China Normal University in 2019. She also studied at the Institute of Physics, CAS as a joint master student for one year in 2018. Her previous research was on the first-principles study of strongly correlated materials. She joined RLQM as a PhD student in Sep 2020.

Email: qianqian_wang@mymail.sutd.edu.sg

“I enjoy the life and do not need ways of escape.”    —Gakki


Yuexin Huang, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yuexin comes from Guangxi, China. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2016. Then he continued to work at USTC as a postdoc from 2016 to 2019. He worked at RLQM as a Research Fellow from Dec 2019 to Dec 2022.

Yuexin is currently a Professor at Great Bay University.

Research Focus: nonlinear transport, quantum information, cavity physics, ultracold atoms, topological and many-body physics.
Email: hyx979@qq.com


Hao Guo, Former Visiting PhD Student

Guo Hao comes from Hengshui, Hebei Province, China. He is a PhD student at the Department of Mechanics and Engineering in Sichuan University. His research interest is in studying the ferroelectric and thermoelectric properties of 2D materials. He visited RLQM from Nov 2019 to Nov 2020.

Guo Hao is currently a Professor at Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, Qinhuangdao, China.

Research Focus: ferroelectric and thermoelectric materials

“Keep learning, keep improving.”


Jiao-Jiao Zhu, Former PhD Student

Zhu Jiaojiao is from the city Xiangyang, China. She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University. Her previous research was on the experimental study of rechargeable batteries. She joined RLQM as a PhD student in September 2019 and graduated in Sep 2023. Jiaojiao is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University.

“Don’t worry, be happy.”


Guangzhao Wang, Former Visiting Professor from Yangtze Normal University

Guangzhao comes from Linzhou, Henan Province, China. He obtained his PhD degree in Solid State Physics and Chemistry from Southwest University in 2017. Then he joined Yangtze Normal University. He visited RLQM from Sep 2019 to Sep 2021.

Research Focus: photocatalytic water-splitting; energy storage materials; 2D heterostructures
Email: wangyan6930@yznu.edu.cn

“Go your own way regardless of what others say.”


Jianzhou Zhao, Former Senior Research Fellow

Jianzhou comes from Anyang, a city of Henan in China. He obtained his PhD degree from the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP) in 2012. He worked in the Institute of Physics CAS as a postdoc from 2012 to 2015. Then he joined the Southwest University of Science and Technology as a Professor. He visited ETH Zurich from 11/2017 to 12/2018, and University of Zurich from 03/2019 to 05/2019. He worked at RLQM as a Senior Research Fellow from Jul 2019 to Jul 2021.

Research Focus: strongly correlated materials, DFT+DMFT, topological materials
Email: jianzhou_zhao@sutd.edu.sg


Liwen Zhang, Former Visiting PhD Student

Zhang Liwen comes from Xiaoyi, Shanxi Province, China. She is a PhD student at the Institute of Laser Spectroscopy, Shanxi University. Her research direction is quantum transport in molecular and nanoscale electronics, targeting at spintronics, photovoltaics, and transistor device applications. She visited RLQM from Jul 2019 to Oct 2019.

“Never against your heart”


Runwu Zhang, Former Research Assistant

Run-Wu Zhang is from Tianjin, China. He is a PhD student in the School of Physics at Beijing Institute of Technology. His research interest is on the novel symmetry-protected topological states of matter and their physical properties. He worked at RLQM as a research assistant from May 2019 to Nov. 2019.

Research Focus: topological quantum functional materials, magnetic materials, novel layered materials.
Email: zhangrunwu@163.com

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!”


Wenhui Wang, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Wenhui comes from Anqing, Anhui Province, China. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2016. After that, she worked as a joint postdoctoral researcher at Shenzhen University and Birmingham University. She was a postdoc research fellow at RLQM from 2019 to 2020. Her research interest is on two-dimensional materials, photonic crystals, topological materials, and dynamics in plasmas.

Wenhui is currently a Professor at Ningbo University.

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”      —Confucius


Hao Chen, Former Visiting Master Student

Chen Hao is from the city of Weifang, Shandong province, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Qufu Normal University. Then he joined the Center for Quantum Transport and Thermal Energy Science at Nanjing Normal University. He visited RLQM from Mar 2019 to Jul 2019. Chen Hao is currently a postdoc working at USTC.

Research Focus: chiral phonons in 2D materials, quasi 1D topological materials, transport phenomena
Email: 2879537924@qq.com

“The harder, the more fortunate.”


Ruichun Xiao, Former Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ruichun was born in Oct. 1989 at Huaibei, Anhui Province, China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2018, then he became a postdoctoral research fellow at Soochow University. He visited RLQM from Mar 2019 to May 2019.

Ruichun is currently a Professor at Anhui University.

“The ant is the most industrious animal, but it most be scanty in words.”      —Franklin


Junping Hu, Former 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. He joined RLQM again as a research fellow from 2018 to 2019.

Research Focus: battery electrode materials; 2D materials
Hobbies: badminton; music; and making friends
Email: jphu@nit.edu.cn

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


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 Senior Researcher at 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.”


Ying Liu, Former 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 studied at RLQM from 2015 to 2020.

Liu Ying is now a Professor at Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China.

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.”


Xiaolong Feng, Former 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 Sep 2018 and graduated in Sep 2022.

Xiaolong is current a Humboldt Research Fellow working at Max Planck Institute at Dresden.

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

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


Ju Zhou, Former Visiting PhD Student

Zhou Ju comes from Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Zhejiang Normal University in 2016. Then he studied in Soochow University for his PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics. He visited RLQM from Jan 2019 to Feb 2019.

Research Focus: two-dimensional materials; first-principles calculations

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”      —Stephen King


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 Professor. 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


Gang Liu,  Former Visiting Professor from Jiangxi Normal University

Prof. Liu visited RLQM from July 2015 to January 2016. He is a table tennis champion.

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


Shan-Shan Wang, Former 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 and graduated in May 2019. She claims to have a very short reflex arc.

After graduation, Shan Shan became a Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Research Focus: topological materials and 2D materials
Email: wangss@seu.edu.cn

“Physics put the dream in my reality.”


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.

Yang Pei is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Shenzhen University.

Hobbies: Chinese history; economy and political science

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


Cong Chen, Former 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 visited RLQM from Jan 2017 to Jul 2020.

Chen Cong is now a Research Fellow at University of Hong Kong.

Research Focus: topological materials study from first-principles calculations

 “Growing Strong”


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 Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Research Focus: intelligent structure searching; materials under high pressures; inorganic electride materials
Email: zhangyunw@mail.sysu.edu.cn

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


Si Li, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Li Si 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 stayed at RLQM as a visiting PhD student from 2017 to 2019. After graduation, he became an Associate Professor at Hunan Normal University. He re-joined RLQM as a research fellow from Dec 2019 to Dec 2020.

Since 2021, Li Si became a Professor at Northwest University, Xi’an, China.

Email: sili@nwu.edu.cn

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


Weikang Wu, Former 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 studied at RLQM as a PhD student from 2016 to 2020.

After graduation, Weikang worked as a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He became a Professor at Shandong University since 2022.

Hobbies: table tennis; reading
Email: wuweikang_keith@hotmail.com

“Learn and live.”


Bo Tai, Former 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 Aug 2016 and then as a PhD in Jan 2017. He graduated in Sep 2022.

Research Focus: 2D materials; condensed matter theory

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


Huiying Liu, Former 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 worked at RLQM as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Jul 2018 to Aug 2021.

Huiying is current a Professor at Beihang University.

Research Focus: quantum transport, superconductivity, topological materials, nonlinear transport
Email: liuhuiying@pku.edu.cn


Yalong Jiao, Former 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. He worked at RLQM as a postdoctoral research fellow from June 2018 to June 2019. After RLQM, Yalong became a Humboldt Scholarship Research Fellow at Theoretische Chemie, Technische Universität Dresden.

Since 2021, Yalong became a Professor at Hebei Normal University.

Research Focus: two-dimensional materials, novel electronic properties, structure search and design
Email: yalong.jiao@hebtu.edu.cn

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


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.

Ziming is currently a Professor at Hunan Normal University.

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

“Sharp tools make good work.”


Ting-Ting Zhang, Former 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 and obtained her PhD’s degree in condensed matter physics. She visited RLQM in 2018.

Ting-Ting is currently an Admin Officer at Institute of Physics, Beijing.

Research Focus: topological materials and two-dimensional materials

“Live beautifully, dream passionately”


Zhi-Ming Yu, Former 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 worked at RLQM as a postdoctoral research fellow from Oct. 2016 to Oct. 2019.

After RLQM, Zhi-Ming became a Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology.

Research Focus: electronic and transport properties of  topological materials; topological effects in condensed matter

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


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!”


Xian-Lei Sheng, Former Senior 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 from Sep. 2016 to Sep. 2019.

Xian-Lei is currently a Professor at Beihang University.

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!”


Shengyuan Yang, Principal Investigator

Prof. 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 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 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) as a founding member in 2013, working as Assistant Professor then Associate Professor. In 2023, he moved to University of Macau, as a Professor in Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering.

Research Focus: condensed matter theory; topological effects; electronic and transport properties of materials; topological materials; 2D materials
Email: yangshengyuan@um.edu.mo
Webpage: https://iapme.um.edu.mo/people/academic-staff/yang-shengyuan/

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