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.


  • Nat. Nano., Jul 2016
  • Phys. Rev. Lett., May 2016
  • Nat. Comm., Apr 2016
  • Nat. Nano., Apr 2016
  • Nat. Comm., Mar 2016
  • Science, Jan 2016


Recent Publications

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M. Zhao, Y. Ye, Y. Han, Y. Xia, H. Zhu, S. Wang, Y. Wang, D. A. Muller & X. Zhang, "Large-scale chemical assembly of atomically thin transistors and circuits." Nature Nanotechnology, AOP, 2016.
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H. Ramezani, Y. Wang, E. Yablonovitch & X. Zhang, "Unidirectional Perfect Absorber." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 22, 2016.
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P. K. Jha, M. Mrejen, J. Kim, C. Wu, Y. Wang, Y. V. Rostovtsev & X. Zhang, "Coherence-Driven Topological Transition in Quantum Metamaterials." Physical Review Letters, 116, 2016.
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S. S. Kruk, Z. J. Wong, E. Pshenay-Severin, K. O'Brien, D. N. Neshev, Y. S. Kivshar & X. Zhang, "Magnetic hyperbolic optical metamaterials." Nature Communications, 7, 2016.
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Y. Ye, J. Xiao, H. Wang, Z. Ye, H. Zhu, M. Zhao, Y. Wang, J. Zhao, X. Yin & X. Zhang, "Electrical generation and control of the valley carriers in a monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide." Nature Nanotechnology, 111, 2016.

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Lab News

Jul 2016: Our recent work in Nature Nanotechnology has been featured in numerous news sites including LBL News, IEEE Spectrum, and Ars Technica.

May 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

May 2016: Our recent work on metamaterials was highlighted in LBL News.

Apr 2016: Our recent work on valleytronics was highlighted in LBL News.

Mar 2016: Our lab alum, Prof. Tongcang Li has won the NSF CAREER award.

Mar 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Max Born Award from the OSA.

Jan 2016: Our paper was awarded the Paper of the Month Award in Jan 2016.

Nov 2015: Our lab alumni Prof. Jie Yao, Prof. Xiaodong Yang, Prof. Liang Pan, and Prof Boubacar Kante have won the NSF CAREER award [1] [2]. Prof. Zhang has won the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award by the ASME.

Oct 2015: Zi Jing has won the Jean Bennett Memmorial Student Travel Grant at FiO 2015 and the IPC Best Student Paper Award.