Dr. Yongsheng Zhang, the professor of the Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS. He received the Phd degree from Fritz-Haber-Institute, Max-Plack-Society in 2008, and conducted postdoctoral researches at Fritz-Haber-Institute and Northwestern University. In 2014, he joined the Institute of Solid State Physics as a “Hundred Talents Program”researcher of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The research in my group is centered on computational materials science, and specifically first-principles simulation tools. These computational methods have been developed as major fields, which can be competed with experimental measurements in the advanced functional materials hunting. We are currently focusing on materials for alternative energies and sustainability (hydrogen, themoelectrics, and catalysis): the discovery of novel hydrogen storage materials, enhancement thermoelectric performance, understanding the mechanism of atoms/molecules adsorption at surfaces and the theoretical prediction of new materials. Another key research interest involves methodologies for bridging time and length scale in materials science. To avoid the computationally quite demanding first-principles calculations, we couple first-principles with Monte-Carlo methods and mean-filed methods. These types of hybrid methods are yielding truly predictive models of microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in novel materials.
2008 Ph.D Fritz-Haber-Institute, Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany
2003 M.S. Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS, China
2000 B.S. Qufu Normal University, China
2014-present Professor Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS
2013-2014 Associate Researcher Northwestern University, USA
2009-2013 Postdoc Northwestern University, USA
2008-2009 Postdoc Fritz-Haber-Institute, Germany
Students and postdocs with strong background in physics, material sciences and programming are highly welcome to join our group.
Mail address: Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS,
350 Shushanhu Rd., Hefei, Anhui, 230031, PR~C
1.Yongsheng Zhang, Vidvuds Ozolins, Donald Morelli, and C. Wolverton;
Prediction of new stable compounds and promising thermoelectrics in the Cu-Sb-Se system;
Chem. Mater. 26, 3427 (2014).
2.Li-Dong Zhao, Shih-Han Lo, Yongsheng Zhang, Hui Sun, Gangjian Tan, Ctirad Uher, C. Wolverton, Vinayak Dravid, and Mercouri Kanatzidis; Ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric figure of merit in SnSe crystals;
Nature 508, 373 (2014).
3.Yongsheng Zhang, Georg Kresse and C. Wolverton;
Non-local first-principles calculations in Cu-Au and other intermetallic alloys;
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 075502 (2014).
4.Xuenian Chen, Yongsheng Zhang, Yongli Wang, Wei Zhou, Douglas A. Knight, Teshome B. Yisgedu, Zhenguo Huang, Hima K. Lingam, Beau Billet, Terrence J. Udovic, Terrence J. Udovic, Gibert M. Brown, Sheldon G. Shore, Christopher M. Wolverton, and Ji-Cheng Zhao;
Structure determination of an amorphous compound AlB4H11;
Chem. Sci. 3, 3183 (2012).
5.Yongsheng Zhang, Eric Skoug, Jeffrey Cain, Vidvuds Ozolins, Donald Morelli, and C. Wolverton;
First-principles description of anomalously low lattice thermal conductivity in thermoelectric Cu-Sb-Se ternary semiconductors;
Phys. Rev. B 85, 054306 (2012).
[PS: This work has been selected as a research highlight topic for the EFRC (Energy Frontier Research Center) newsletter on the Oct. issue: http://www.energyfrontier.us/newsletter/201210/difference-one-extra-selenium-makes]