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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
 

Principle Investigator

Qiang Zhu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is also the faculty member in High Pressure Science and Engineering Center in UNLV. Qiang holds a Ph.D in Mineral Physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a B.S in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China. He joined UNLV in October 2016.

Senior Visitors

Dr. Yanling Li is a professor in physics from Jiangsu Normal University China. He is expertise in compuational physics and materail sciences. His recent work is focusing on studying materails at extreme conditions and the unexpected change in materails physical and chemical properties under high pressure. He is visiting Zhu's group since October 2017

Postdocs

Dr. Shengcai Zhu received his PhD in Chemistry from Fudan University China. Afterwards, he did one year postdoc in HPSTAR-Shanghai, China. He is interested in studying materails at extreme conditions and theirs interfaces through ab-initio calculation and advanced sampling techniques. He started to work under the instruction of Qiang Zhu from July 2017

Students

Howard Yanxon is currently a PhD student studying condensed matter physics. His thesis dissertation will be focus on modelling and simulation of new materials for sustainable energy by using machine learning and first-principle calculations. Hopefully, these materials will be useful for the advancement of technology. He started working in Dr. Zhu’s group in early 2018.
Jingyu Qu is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Physics. Jingyu Qu is a visiting undergraduate from China Agricultural University. She received her M.S. in Physics from China Agricultural University. She focuses on first-principles calculations and prediction of new materials. She started to work under the instruction of Qiang Zhu from September 2017.
Scott Fredericks is a graduate student pursuing an M.S. in Physics at UNLV. He received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Arkansas. He is interested in modeling complex physical systems using geometric principles, in particular the relationships between discrete and continuous groups. He started to work under the instruction of Qiang Zhu from August 2017.
Le Fang is a visiting master students from Shanghai University, China. She is interested in materials simulation at extreme conditions. She started to work under the instruction of Qiang Zhu from October 2017.
Katie Randolph Katie Randolph is an undergraduate pursing her B.S in Applied Physics with a minor in Biology at UNLV. She is interested in using biophysics and material sciences to optimize sustainable energy technologies. She is developing her senior thesis, a machine learning model for structure-property prediction, under the guidance of Dr. Zhu.

Previous Members

Giovanny Vazquez is an undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in dual-major in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at UNLV. Ever since a child, he has the utmost fascination with the sciences, in particular with the fields involved in space exploration inspired by the Apollo missions. He worked under the instruction of Qiang Zhu in 2017
Yingkai Liu is a visiting undergraduate from Nankai University, China. He is interested in all kinds of simulations and calculations and finds joy in learning awesome algorithms to uncover the physics hidden behind. He worked under the instruction of Qiang Zhu from July 2017.
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