报告题目：Topological Materials: Fundamental Concepts & Potential Applications
时间: 10 月19日（星期四），上午10:00-11:00
The recent discovery of three-dimensional topological insulators as a new class of quantum materials offers new opportunities for exploration of various exotic quantum phenomena, including the potential materialization of topological superconductivity. In this talk, I will attempt to review some of the conceptual basis underlying this exciting field, and highlight some of the potential applications, including topological catalysis, dissipationless spin transport, and topological quantum computing.
Biosketch of Prof. Zhenyu Zhang
Prof. Zhenyu Zhang received his B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 1982 and PhD degree from Rutgers University in 1989, both in physics. He was a Distinguished Research Scientist in the Materials Science & Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Professor of Physics (Chair of Excellence) at the University of Tennessee, USA before joining USTC in January 2011. Since 2011, he has been a Qianren Chair Professor at USTC and serves as co-founding Director of the International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials (ICQD). Over the decades, his main research interest has been in the field of theoretical understanding of the formation, stability, properties, and potential applications of low-dimensional materials. His most recent research emphases have been on quantum design of functional materials for clean energy and quantum information. He has authored/coauthored ~280 peer-reviewed papers, and has disseminated the research findings in ~300 invited/keynote/plenary talks and lectures at professional meetings and research institutions. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and has served or currently serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals (including serving as divisional associate editor of Physical Review Letters during 2005-2010).