Xixiang Zhang, PhD

Principal Investigator

​Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Current

Location:

Building 3 (Ibn Sina) West, Level 2, Room 2218

Research Interest

Dr. Zhang's research interests include magnetism, magnetic materials, magneto-transport, spintronics, magnetic cooling, nano-materials, multiferroic materials, graphene, and carbon-based materials, as well as bio-materials.

Prof. Xixiang Zhang has co-authored more than 470 papers (recorded by Web of Science). The number of total citations of these papers is larger than 33400 with an h-index of 89.

Selected Publications

  • Junzhu Li, Mingguang Chen, Abdus Samad, Haocong Dong, Avijeet Ray, Junwei Zhang, Xiaochuan Jiang, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Jari Domke, Cailing Chen, Yu Han, Torsten Fritz, Rodney S. Ruoff, Bo Tian & Xixiang Zhang*, Wafer-scale single-crystal monolayer graphene grown on sapphire substrate, Nature Mater.  (2022).
  • Xue, Fei; He, Xin; Ma, Yinchang; Zheng, Dongxing; Zhang, Chenhui; Li, Lain-Jong; He, Jr-Hau; Yu, Bin; Zhang, Xixiang*, Unraveling the origin of ferroelectric resistance switching through the interfacial engineering of layered ferroelectric-metal junctions, Nat. Commun12, (2021).
  • Zhang, Senfu; Zhang, Xichao; Zhang, Junwei; Ganguly, Arnab; Xia, Jing; Wen, Yan; Zhang, Qiang; Yu, Guoqiang; Hou, Zhipeng; Wang, Wenhong; Peng, Yong; Xiao, Gang; Manchon, Aurelien; Kosel, Jürgen; Zhou, Yan; Zhang, Xixiang*, Direct imaging of an inhomogeneous electric current distribution using the trajectory of magnetic half-skyrmions, Sci. Adv. 6, eaay1876 (2020). 
  • Chen, Aitian; Zhao, Yuelei; Wen, Yan; Pan, Long; Li, Peisen; Zhang, Xixiang*, Full voltage manipulation of the resistance of a magnetic tunnel junction, Sci. Adv5, eaay5141 (2019).
  • Peng Li, Yan Wen, Xin He, Qiang Zhang, Chuan Xia, Zhi-Ming Yu, Shengyuan A Yang, Zhiyong Zhu, Husam N Alshareef and Xixiang Zhang*, Evidence for topological type-II Weyl semimetal WTe2, Nat. Commun., 8, 2150 (2017).
   

Education

  • Ph. D University of Barcelona, Spain, 1992
  • M. S. Tianjin University, China, 1986
  • B. S. Tianjin University, China, 1983​​

Professional Profile

  • Jan. 2014 - Present, Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Division of Physical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Chair of MSE program (Jan. 2015 - Jun. 2017), Chair of MSE Faculty (Jun. 2017 - Dec. 2019).
  • Aug. 2012 - Feb. 2014, Research and graduate education, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Director of Core labs.
  • Sep. 2008 - Jun. 2013, Research and Development, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Manager of Core labs: 1) Nanofabrication and Thin Films; 2) Imaging and Characterization.
  • Jul. 2008 - Nov. 2009, Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor. 
  • Jul. 2002 - Jun. 2008, Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Associate Professor.
  • Aug. 1997 - Jun. 2002, Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor.
  • 1995 - 1997, Department de Fisica Fonamental, University de Barcelona, Senior research scientist.
  • 1994 - 1994, Department de Fisica Fonamental, University de Barcelona, Research scientist.
  • 1993 -1993, Department de Fisica Fonamental, University de Barcelona, Research scientist: Fellowship Sabbatical from "Ministry of Education and Sciences, Spain".
  • 1991 -1992, Department de Fisica Fonamental, University de Barcelona, Research scientist: Fellowship from "Ministry of Education and Sciences, Spain".
  • 1988 - 1990, Department of Physics, Tianjin University, China, Lecturer. 
  • 1986 - 1988, Department of Physics, Tianjin University, China, Teaching assistant.


Awards

  • 2016  Elected as a fellow of American Physical Society.
  • 2012  "Discovery and investigation of novel magnetocalo​ric effect materials, 2012-Z-108-2-03-R04", State Natural Science Award (second class).
  • 2011 "Discovery and mechanism of LaFeSi based magnetocaloric materials, No. 905-2010-001" First Prize of Beijing City in Science and Technology.
  • 2007  Distinguished Young Scientist Award (B type) NSF China.
  • 1995  Extraordinary Prize for the doctoral Thesis at University de Barcelona.
  • 1991  "Experimental observation of quantum tunneling of magnetization" was awarded with one million pesetas by "Fundacion Domingo Martinez".
  • 1990  "Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media and 3.5 Inch Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Disk" appraised by Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
  • 1987  "Multiple-function Sputtering Apparatus" second prize of progress of of Science and Technology awarded by Ministry of Education of China. 
  • 1986  "Multiple-function Sputtering Apparatus"​ 2nd National Invention Exhibition with Silver Metal awarded by National Invention Society of China.