logo
logo
 

CMS Group@UNLV

BPB-232,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
High Pressure Sci. & Eng. Center,
University of Nevada Las Vegas,
Las Vagas, NV, 89154-4002
 
Phone: +1-702-895-1707
Fax    : +1-702-895-0804
Email: qiang.zhu@unlv.edu
 

Welcome

Our research is focusing on the fundamental understanding of structure-properties relations in materials, with the goal of discovering and designing new materials in the following aspects.

  1. Materials under extreme conditions

  2. Organic crystal polymorphism

  3. Materials defects

We employ a variety of methods to investigate the properties for real materials, including atomistic simulation based on molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo techniques, density functional theory based electronic structure methods and structure prediction techniques using evolutionary algorithms.

For more information, please visit our research webpage.

Recent News

12/2017:

Physics Department Forum Solids, Liquids, and Gases Under High Pressure Ho-kwang Mao, Geophysical Lab of the Carnegie Institution for Science

10/2017:

Qiang Zhu delivered a talk in HiPSEC's annual extreme crystal workshop.

10/2017:

Our group attended the CSUN Research Fair in UNLV. 200 undergraduate students and 110 Clark High School students attended this event. We introduced to these students how compuational physics and materials sciences could change our life. Many thanks to Yingkai, Shengcai, Jingyu and Le!

10/2017:

Physics Department Forum Deep Learning Quantum Mechanical Calculations to Design Materials, Prof. Shyue Ping Ong, UC San Diego

10/2017:

Another couple of new members (Yanling, Jingyu, Le) joined our group since fall semster. Welcome!

09/2017:

Physics Department Forum Structure, Structural Evolution and Superconductivity of High Pressure Hydrogen-rich Alloys, Prof. John Tse, University of Saskatchewan

08/2017:

Several new members (Shengcai, Yingkai, Richang, Scott) joined our group since this summer. Welcome!

06/2017:

Qiang Zhu attended the ToposPro & 13th USPEX Workshop.

06/2017:

Qiang Zhu attended the Shanghai International Crystallographic School working with Bilbao Crystallographic Server.

06/2017:

Our work in DDT has been published in Angewandte Chemie

05/2017:

Our work in aspirin has been published in Crystal Growth & Design

05/2017:

Our work in coumarin has been published in Chemical Science

04/2017:

Our glycine work has been highlighted by the Advanced Photon Source (APS) link

04/2017:

Qiang Zhu attended the MRS conference Symposium CM7 : Genomic Approaches to Accelerated Materials Innovation

04/2017:

Qiang Zhu attended the SMEC conference Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions

03/2017:

Physics Department Forum Computer-Aided Nanomaterial and Nanostructure Design: Nanoice, Gold-clusters, Superhydrophobicity, Prof. XiaoCheng Zeng, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

03/2017:

Physics Department Forum Exploration and learning of free energy landscapes of molecular crystals and oligopeptides, Prof. Mark Tuckerman, New York University

02/2017:

Oiang Zhu was invited to give a seminar in Lunar and Planetary Institute Evolutionary Crystal Structure Prediction: From Complex Crystals to Materials Defects

02/2017:

Our work in high pressure helium compound has been published in Nature Chemistry! See Phys.org Report

01/2017:

Our first UNLV paper has been published in Angewandte Chemie! See Press Release

11/2016:

Jesse Ortega joined group as a undergrad student. Welcome!

10/2016:

Zhu's group is looking to hire motivated, interested students and postdocs! Please contact Qiang Zhu for details

10/2016:

Qiang Zhu joined UNLV as an assistant professor.
eXTReMe Tracker