Qing Zhang, Associate Professor

  School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Peking University


  Office: Integrated Science Research Building. 310


Sep.2005–Jan.2011 Ph.D, Physics, Tsinghua University, with Prof. Qikun Xue

Sep.2001–Jul.2005 B.S, Materials Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Professional Experience:

Jul.2022–Present Tenured Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China

Apr.2016–Jul.2022 Principle Investigator, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China

Jan.2011–Apr.2016 Research fellow, Nanyang Technological University, With Prof. Qihua Xiong

Research Areas and Interests:

1. Optical materials and devices (such as microlasers);

2. Photophysics and optical spectroscopy of emergent materials;

3. Strong light matter interaction and device physics;

Selected Awards:

1. 2018, Young Scientist Award of Nanochemistry, Chinese Chemical Society-Wiley

2. 2018, Second Prize& Best Teaching Plan Design Award, Young Teachers Basic Skills Competition, Peking University

3. 2019, Teacher Award of Bank of Beijing, Peking University

4. 2021, NR45 Young Innovators Award, Nano Research

5. 2021, Beijing Outsanding Young Scholar Funding

Academic Achievements and Professional Activities:

I am interested in light-matter interaction and lasing of low dimensional semiconductors. In recent ten years, I have been listed as a co-author in three books and 93 papers published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Photon. (1)、Nature Commun.(3)、Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)、Adv. Mater. (9)、Nano Lett. (11)、ACS Nano (13). Work as session chair in PIERS 2018 (Japan), ICMAT 2019 (Singapore), and guest editor for Chinese Laser Journal, SCIENCE CHINA Materials and Photonics Research. Member of Youth Working Committee on Chinese Materials Society; Member of OSA, ACS, CCS, OSC.


1. 2014, Master student, Ms. Yunuan Wang (PH. D. student, Beijing University Of Technology, China)

2. 2015, Master student, Ms. Liyun Zhao (PH.D. student, Peking University). PH.D. student, Mr. Qi Wei (co-supervised PH.D. student, currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Macau)

3. 2016, Master student, Ms. Yan Gao (PH. D. student, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China), Mr. Zhen Liu (PH. D. student, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) and Mr. Yangguang Zhong (PH. D. student, Hunan University, China). PH.D. student,  Mr. Jie Chen (co-supervised PH.D. student, currently a postdoctoral fellow at City University of Hong Kong)

4. 2017, PH.D. student, Mr. Qiuyu Shang (Research fellow, Nanyang Technological University) , Master student, Mr. Hao Sun (Civil Servant at Shandong Province, China) and Mr. Qi Li (Yangtze Memory Technologies, China)

5. 2018, Master student, Mr. Chun Li (co-supervised PH.D. student, currently a PH.D. candidate in Peking University). PH.D. student, Ms. Liyun Zhao (currently at Qilu University of Teachnology)

6. 2023, Postdoctor, Mr Jinshuai Zhang(currently at University of Science and Technology of China)

Selected Papers

1. L. Zhao#, Y. Liang#, X.H. Cai, J. X. Du, X. T. Wang, X. F. Liu, M. Wang*, Z. M. Wei*, J. Zhang, Qing Zhang*, "Engineering Near-Infrared Light Emission in Mechanically Exfoliated InSe Platelets through Hydrostatic Pressure for Multicolor Microlasing", Nano Lett. 22(9): 3840-3847(2022)

2. C. Li, L. Zhao, Q. Shang, R. Wang, P. Bai, J. Zhang, Y. Gao, Q. Cao, Z. Wei, and Qing Zhang*, "Room-temperature Near-infrared Excitonic Lasing from Mechanically Exfoliated InSe Microflake", ACS Nano 16, 1477-1485 (2022)

3. J.H. Li, G.W. Hu, L.N. Shi, N. He, D.Q. Li, Q.Y. Shang, Qing Zhang*, H.G. Fu, L.L. Zhou, W. Xiong*, J.G. Guan, J. Wang, S.L. He and L. Chen*. “Full-Color Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation Using Rainbow Trapping in Ultrathin Hyperbolic Metamaterials” Nat. Commun. 12, 6425 (2021) (Selected as Top 25 read Physics Article, cited for 31 times)

4. Y. Liang, Q.Y. Shang, M.L. Li, S. Zhang, X.F. Liu and Qing Zhang*. "Solvent recrystallization-enabled green amplified spontaneous emissions with an ultra-low threshold from pinhole-free perovskite films" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2106108 (2021) (Wiley Materials & Views Highlight)

5. J. S. Zhang, C. Li, Y. Liang, J. P. Song, Q. Y. Shang, L. Y. Zhao, H. F. Tian, L. Liu, Qing Zhang*. "Solution‐Processed Selective Area Homoepitaxial Growth of Suspended MAPbX3 (X= Cl, Br) Perovskite Micro‐Arrays" Adv. Funct. Mater. 33(4): 2208841 (2022)

6. M.L. Li#, Q.Y. Shang#, C. Li#, S. Li, Y. Liang, W.J. Yu, C.C. Wu, L.Y. Zhao, Y.G. Zhong, W.N. Du, X.X. Wu, Z.L. Jia, Y. Gao, H. Chen, X.F. Liu, S.J. Guo, Q. Liao, G.C. Xing, L.X. Xiao and Qing Zhang*. "High optical gain of solution-processed mixed-cation CsPbBr3 thin films towards enhanced amplified spontaneous emission" Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2102210 (2021)

7. Q.Y. Shang, M.L. Li, L.Y. Zhao, D.W. Chen, S. Zhang, S.L. Chen, P. Gao, C. Shen, J. Xing, G.C. Xing, B. Shen, X.F. Liu and Qing Zhang*. "Role of the exciton-polariton in a continuous-wave optically pumped CsPbBr3 perovskite laser" Nano Lett. 20, 6636-6643 (2020) (cited for 116 times)

8. Q.Y. Shang, C. Li, S. Zhang, Y. Liang, Z. Liu, X.F. Liu and Qing Zhang*. "Enhanced optical absorption and slowed light of reduced-dimensional CsPbBr3 nanowire crystal by exciton-polariton" Nano Lett. 20, 1023-1032 (2020) (cited for 49 times)

9. Y. Liang#, C. Li#, Y.Z. Huang and Qing Zhang*. "Plasmonic nanolasers in on-chip light sources: prospects and challenges" ACS Nano. 14, 14375-14390 (2020) (invited review) 

10. Y. Liang#, Q.Y. Shang#, Q. Wei#, L.Y. Zhao, Z. Liu, J. Shi, Y.G. Zhong, J. Chen, Y. Gao, M.L. Li, X.F. Liu, G.C. Xing* and Qing Zhang*. "Lasing from mechanically exfoliated 2D homologous Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite engineered by inorganic layer thickness" Adv. Mater. 31, 1903030 (2019) (cited for 100 times) 

11. Y. Gao, L.Y. Zhao, Q.Y. Shang, Y.G. Zhong, Z. Liu, J. Chen, Z.P. Zhang, J. Shi, W.N. Du, Y.F. Zhang, S.L. Chen, P. Gao, X.F. Liu*, X.N. Wang* and Qing Zhang*. "Ultrathin CsPbX3 nanowire arrays with strong emission anisotropy" Adv. Mater. 30, 1801805 (2018) (cited for 143 times)

12. L.Y. Zhao#, Y. Gao#, M. Su#, Q.Y. Shang, Z. Liu, Q. Li, Q. Wei, M.L. Li, L. Fu, Y.G. Zhong, J. Shi, J. Chen, Y. Zhao, X.H. Qiu, X.F. Liu, N. Tang, G.C. Xing, X.N. Wang, B. Shen and Qing Zhang*. "Vapor-phase incommensurate heteroepitaxy of oriented single-crystal CsPbBr3 on GaN: toward integrated optoelectronic applications" ACS Nano 13, 10085-10094 (2019) (cited for 50 times)

13. W.N. Du#, S. Zhang#, Qing Zhang* and X.F. Liu*. "Recent progress of strong exciton-photon coupling in lead halide perovskites" Adv. Mater. 31, 1804894 (2019) (cited for 51 times, invited research news)

14. Y.H. Huan, J.P. Shi, X.L. Zou, Y. Gong, C.Y. Xie, Z.J. Yang, Z.P. Zhang, Y. Gao, Y.P. Shi, M.H. Li, P.F. Yang, S.L. Jiang, M. Hong, L. Gu, Qing Zhang*, X.Q. Yan* and Y.F. Zhang*. "Scalable production of two-dimensional metallic transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheet powders using NaCl templates toward electrocatalytic applications" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 18694-18703 (2019) (cited for 46 times)

15. L.Y. Zhao, Q.Y. Shang, Y. Gao, J. Shi, Z. Liu, J. Chen, Y. Mi, P.F. Yang, Z.P. Zhang, W.N. Du, M. Hong, Y. Liang, J.Y. Xie, X.Y. Hu, B. Peng, J.C. Leng, X.F. Liu, Y. Zhao*, Y.F. Zhang* and Qing Zhang*. "High-temperature continuous-wave pumped lasing from large-area monolayer semiconductors grown by chemical vapor deposition" ACS Nano 12, 9390-9396 (2018) (cited for 46 times)

16. Q.Y. Shang, S. Zhang, Z. Liu, J. Chen, P.F. Yang, C. Li, W. Li, Y.F. Zhang, Q.H. Xiong*, X.F. Liu* and Qing Zhang*. "Surface plasmon enhanced strong exciton-photon coupling in hybrid inorganic-organic perovskite nanowires" Nano Lett. 18, 3335-3343 (2018) (cited for 126 times)

17. Qing Zhang#, R. Su#, X.F. Liu#, J. Xing, T.C. Sum* and Q.H. Xiong*. "High-quality whispering-gallery-mode lasing from cesium lead halide perovskite nanoplatelets" Adv. Funct. Mater. 26, 6238-6245 (2016) (cited for 525 times, ESI highly cited)

18. Qing Zhang, G.Y. Li, X.F. Liu, F. Qian, Y. Li, T.C. Sum, C.M. Lieber* and Q.H. Xiong*. "A room temperature low-threshold ultraviolet plasmonic nanolaser" Nat. Commun. 5, 4953 (2014) (cited for 319 times, ESI highly cited)

19. Qing Zhang#, S.T. Ha#, X.F. Liu#, T.C. Sum* and Q.H. Xiong*. "Room-temperature near-infrared high-Q perovskite whispering-gallery planar nano lasers" Nano Lett. 14, 5995-6001 (2014) (cited for 723 times, ESI highly cited)

20. Qing. Zhang, X. Y. Shan, X. Feng, C. X. Wang, Q. Q. Wang*, J. F. Jia*, Q. K. Xue. “Modulating Fabry-Perot Oscillation and Q value of CdS Nanowire by a Single Ag Nanoparticle" Nano Lett. 11, 4270-4274 (2011).


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