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. Comm., Apr 2016
  • Nat. Nano., Apr 2016
  • Nat. Comm., Mar 2016
  • Science, Jan 2016
  • Science, Nov 2015
  • Nature Photonics, Oct 2015

Recent Publications

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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, AOP, 2016.
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C. Shi, M. Dubois, Y. Chen, L. Cheng, H. Ramezani, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Accessing the exceptional points of parity-time symmetric acoustics." Nature Communications, 6, 2016.
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P. Li, S. Yang, T.Zhang, R. Shrestha, K. Hippalgaonkar, T. Luo, X. Zhang, &S. Sheng, "Tunable Thermal Transport in Polysilsesquioxane (PSQ)." Scientific Reports, 6, 2016.
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Y. Liu, Y. Ma, Y. Zhao, X. Sun, F. Gándara, H. Furukawa, Z. Liu, H. Zhu, C. Zhu, K. Suenaga, P. Oleynikov, A. S. Alshammari, X. Zhang, O. Terasaki & O. M. Yaghi, "Weaving of organic threads into a crystalline covalent organic framework." Science, 351, 2016.

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Lab News

Apr 2016: Our recent work 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.

Oct 2015: Our metamaterial cloak was highlighted by the White House's blog.

Oct 2015: Our recent work on the monolayer laser was covered by LBL News.

Sep 2015: Zi Jing has won the Best Student Paper awards at the Metamaterials Congress 2015 and CLEO Pacific Rim 2015.