About Us

The prime motivation of our lab is to challenge the forefront of science and technology. We strive to pursue solid experimental work in addition to theoretical modeling. Our research focuses on the interaction of light with nanostructures that leads to exotic electromagnetic properties, which could be applied to the field of metamaterials, plasmonics, electronics, photonics, energy, acoustics, imaging, sensing and biology.


  • Nature Nanotechnology, July 2014
  • Nature Communications, July 2014
  • Nature Communications, June 2014
  • Science, May 2014
  • Science, Dec 2013
  • Science, March 2013

Recent Publications

[247]Jia Zhu, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Sheng Shen, Kevin Wang, Yohannes Abate, Sangwok Lee, Junqiao Wu, Xiaobo Yin, Arun Majumdar, Xiang Zhang, "Temperature-Gated Thermal Rectifier for Active Heat Flow Control", Nano Letters, Article ASAP.
[246]Ren-Min Ma, Sadao Ota, Yimin Li, Sui Yang, Xiang Zhang, "Explosives detection in a lasing plasmon nanocavity", Nature Nanotechnology, AOP.
[245]Peng Zhang, Tongcang Li, Jie Zhu, Xuefeng Zhu, Sui Yang, Yuan Wang, Xiaobo Yin, Xiang Zhang, "Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering", Nature Communications, 5, 4316.
[244]Danhong Huang, Michelle Easter, Godfrey Gumbs, A. A. Maradudin, Shawn-Yu Lin, Dave Cardimona, and Xiang Zhang, "Resonant scattering of surface plasmon polaritons by dressed quantum dots", Applied Physics Letters, 104, 251103.
[243]Kevin O’Brien, N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, Junsuk Rho, Haim Suchowski, Xiaobo Yin, and Xiang Zhang, "Ultrafast acousto-plasmonic control and sensing in complex nanostructures", Nature Communications, 5, 4042.

More Publications

Lab News

Aug 2014: Our work on acoustic bottle beams was featured by LBL news.

July 2014: Our recent work in Nature Nano was featured by the UC Berkeley news center.

Jun 2014: Prof. Zhang was appointed division director for materials science at LBNL and has been selected receive the 2014 Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal "for pioneering contributions in metamaterials and the creation of the first optical superlens to overcome the fundamental diffraction limit in imaging; and for the invention of plasmonic lithography technology that enabled nanoscale manufacturing, which is important for microelectronics and data storage applications."

Jun 2014: Kevin has received an honorable mention for the Maiman award at CLEO.

May 2014: Our recent work in Science was featured in the LBL News.

Mar 2014: Hamidreza Ramezani, won the "Biruni" 2014 Graduate Student Research Award. This award is given to promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage studying in a US institution of higher education.

Jan 2014: Shaomin has received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad from the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Jan 2014: Prof. Volker Sorger has recieved the AFOSR award. This award is given to conduct research on nanophotonics devices with capabilities beyond classical photonics limits.

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