Principle Investigator

Qing Zhang, Associate Professor
School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
Office: Integrated Science Research Building. 310


Sep.2005–Jan.2011 Ph.D, Physics, Tsinghua University, with Prof. Qikun Xue
Sep.2001–Jul.2005 B.S, Materials Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Professional Experience:

Jul.2022–Present Tenured Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China
Apr.2016–Jul.2022 Principle Investigator, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China
Jan.2011–Apr.2016 Research fellow, Nanyang Technological University, With Prof. Qihua Xiong

Research Areas and Interests:

1. Semiconductor Optics and Nanophotonics;
2. Photophysics and optical spectroscopy of emergent low-dimensional semiconductors (TMDC, perovskites);
3. Strong light matter interaction of semiconductors;
4. Semiconductor Microlasers;
5. Exciton-plasmon interactions and related devices;

Selected Awards:

1. 2018, Young Scientist Award of Nanochemistry, Chinese Chemical Society-Wiley
2. 2018, Second Prize& Best Teaching Plan Design Award, Young Teachers Basic Skills Competition, Peking University
3. 2019, Teacher Award of Bank of Beijing, Peking University

Academic Achievements and Professional Activities:

I am interested in light-matter interaction and lasing of low dimensional semiconductors. In recent ten years, I have been listed as a co-author in three books and 93 papers published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Photon. (1)、Nature Commun.(3)、Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)、Adv. Mater. (9)、Nano Lett. (11)、ACS Nano (13). Work as session chair in PIERS 2018 (Japan), ICMAT 2019 (Singapore), and guest editor for Chinese Laser Journal, SCIENCE CHINA Materials and Photonics Research. Member of Youth Working Committee on Chinese Materials Society; Member of OSA, ACS, CCS, OSC.

Representative Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

1. J. Li, G. Hu, L. Shi, N. He, D. Li, Q. Shang, Q. Zhang*, H. Fu, L. Zhou, W. Xiong*, J. Guan, J. Wang, S. He, L. Chen*, "Full-color enhanced second harmonic generation using rainbow trapping in ultrathin hyperbolic metamaterials", Nat. Commun., 12, 6425 (2021).
2. L. Zhao, Y. Liang, X. Cai, J. Du, X. Wang, X. Liu, M. Wang*, Z. Wei*, J. Zhang, Q. Zhang*,"Engineering Near-Infrared Light Emission in Mechanically Exfoliated InSe Platelets through Hydrostatic Pressure for Multicolor Microlasing", Nano Lett.,
3. Q. Y. Shang, M. L. Li, L. Y. Zhao, D. W. Chen, S. Zhang, S. L. Chen, P. Gao, C. Shen, J. Xing, G. C. Xing, B. Shen, X. f. Liu, and Q. Zhang*, Role of the Exciton–Polariton in a Continuous-Wave Optically Pumped CsPbBr3 Perovskite Laser, Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 9, 6636–6643.
4. Q. Y. Shang, C. Li, S. Zhang, Y. Liang, Z. Liu, Q. Zhang*, Enhanced Optical Absorption and Slowed Light of Reduced-Dimensional CsPbBr3 Nanowire Crystal by Exciton–Polariton, Nano Lett., 20, 2, 1023-1032 (2020).
5. Y. Liang, Q. Y. Shang, Q. Wei, L. Y. Zhao, Z. Liu, J. Shi, Y. G. Zhong, J. Chen, Y. Gao, M. L. Li, X. F. Liu, G. C. Xing*, Q. Zhang*, Lasing from Mechanically Exfoliated 2D Homologous Ruddlesden–Popper Perovskite Engineered by Inorganic Layer Thickness. Adv. Mater., 1903030 (2019).
6. Y. H. Huan, J. P. Shi, X. L. Zou, Y. Gong, C. Y. Xie, Z. J. Yang,Z. P. Zhang, Y. Gao, Y. P. Shi, M. H. Li, P. F. Yang, S. L. Jiang, M. Hong, L. Gu, Q. Zhang*, X. Q. Yan*, and Y. F. Zhang*, Scalable Production of Two-Dimensional Metallic Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheet Powders Using NaCl Templates toward Electrocatalytic Applications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 18694–18703 (2019).
7. L. Y. Zhao, Y. Gao, M. Su, Q. Y. Shang, Z. Liu, Q. Li, Q. Wei, M. L. Li, L. Fu, Y. G. Zhong, J. Shi, J. Chen, Y. Zhao, X. H. Qiu, X. F. Liu, N. Tang, G. C. Xing, X. N. Wang, B. Shen, Q. Zhang*, Vapor-Phase Incommensurate Heteroepitaxy of Oriented Single Crystal CsPbBr3 on GaN: Toward Integrated Optoelectronic Applications, ACS Nano, 13, 10085-10094 (2019).
8. Y. Gao, L. Y. Zhao, Q. Y. Shang, Y. G. Zhong, Z. Liu, J. Chen, Z. P. Zhang, J. Shi, W. N. Du, Y. F. Zhang, S. L. Chen, P. Gao, X. F. Liu*, X. N. Wang* and Q. Zhang*, Ultrathin CsPbX3 Nanowire Arrays with Strong Emission Anisotropy, Adv. Mater., 30, 1801805 (2018).
9. Q. Y. Shang, S. Zhang, Z. Liu, J. Chen, P. F. Yang, C. Li, W. Li, Y. F. Zhang, Q. H. Xiong,* X. F. Liu,* and Q. Zhang*, Surface Plasmon Enhanced Strong Exciton−Photon Coupling in Hybrid Inorganic−Organic Perovskite Nanowires, Nano Lett., 18, 3335–3343 (2018).
10. L. Y. Zhao, Q. Y. Shang, Y. Gao, J. Shi, Z. Liu, J. Chen, Y. Mi, P. F. Yang, Z. P. Zhang, W.N. Du, M. Hong, Y. Liang, J. Y. Xie, X. Y. Hu, B. Peng, J. C. Leng, X. F. Liu, Y. Zhao*, Y. F. Zhang* and Q. Zhang*, High-Temperature Continuous-Wave Pumped Lasing from Large-Area Monolayer Semiconductors Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition, ACS Nano, 12, 9390–9396 (2018).
11. W. N. Du, S. Zhang, Q. Zhang*, and X. F. Liu*, Recent Progress of Strong Exciton–Photon Coupling in Lead Halide Perovskites, Adv. Mater., 30, 1804894 (2018) (Invited Review).
12. C. Li, L. Zhao, Q. Shang, R. Wang, P. Bai, J. Zhang, Y. Gao, Q. Cao, Z. Wei, Q. Zhang*, "Room-temperature Near-infrared Excitonic Lasing from Mechanically Exfoliated InSe Microflake", ACS Nano, 2022, 16, 1, 1477-1485.
13. Y. Liang, Q. Shang, M. Li, S. Zhang, X. F. Liu, Q. Zhang*, "Solvent Recrystallization-Enabled Green Amplified Spontaneous Emissions with an Ultra-Low Threshold from Pinhole-Free Perovskite Films", Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202106108.
14. M. L. Li, Q. Y. Shang, C. Li, S. Li, Y. Liang, W. J. Yu, C. C. Wu, L. Y. Zhao, Y. G. Zhong, W. N. Du, X. X. Wu, Z. L. Jia, Y. Gao, H. Chen, X. F. Liu, S. J. Guo, Q. Liao, G. C. Xing, L. X. Xiao and Q. Zhang*, "High Optical Gain of Solution-Processed Mixed-Cation CsPbBr3 Thin Films towards Enhanced Amplified Spontaneous Emission", Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, 2102210.
15. Q. Zhang, R. Su, X. F. Liu , J. Xing , T. C. Sum Tze* and Q. H. Xiong*. High-Quality Whispering-Gallery-Mode Lasing from Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets, Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 6238-6245 (2016).
16. Q. Zhang, X. F. Liu, M. I. B. Utama, G. X. Xing, T. C. Sum, Q. H. Xiong*, Phonon-Assisted Anti-Stokes Lasing in ZnTe Nanoribbons, Adv. Mater., 28, 276-283 (2016).
17. 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 Lett., 14, 5995-6001 (2014).
18. 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 Commun., 5, 4935 (2014).
19. 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).
20. X. F. Liu+, Q. Zhang+, J. N. Yip, Q. H. Xiong* and T. C. Sum*, Wavelength Tunable Single Nanowire Lasers Based on Surface Plasmon Polariton Enhanced Burstein–Moss Effect, Nano Lett., 13, 5336-5343 (2013).
21. X. F. Liu+, Q. Zhang+, Q. H. Xiong* and T. C. Sum*, Tailoring the Lasing Modes in Semiconductor Nanowire Cavities Using Intrinsic Self-Absorption, Nano Lett., 13, 1080–1085 (2013).
22. 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, Adv. Mater., 24, 4151-4156 (2012).
23. Q. Zhang, X.F. Liu, M. I. B. Utama, J. Zhang, la Mata, J. Arbiol, Y.H. Lu, T. C. Sum*, Q. H. Xiong*, Highly Enhanced Exciton Recombination Rate by Strong Electron–Phonon Coupling in Single ZnTe Nanobelt, Nano Lett., 12, 6420-6427 (2012).
24. 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 Lett., 11, 4270-4274 (2011).