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.
|H. Ramezani, Y. Wang, E. Yablonovitch & X. Zhang, "Unidirectional Perfect Absorber." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 22, 2016.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
May 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics
Mar 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Max Born Award from the OSA.
Nov 2015: Our lab alumni Prof. Jie Yao, Prof. Xiaodong Yang, Prof. Liang Pan, and Prof Boubacar Kante have won the NSF CAREER award  . Prof. Zhang has won the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award by the ASME.