Fan Zhang

Associate Professor of Physics
Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Tags: Physics

Professional Preparation

Postdoc - Physics
University of Pennsylvania - 2014
PhD - Physics
University of Texas at Austin - 2011
BS - Physics
University of Science and Technology of China - 2006


Author Correction: Unconventional valley-dependent optical selection rules and landau level mixing in bilayer graphene 2020 - Journal Article
Observation of quadratic Weyl points and double-helicoid arcs 2020 - Journal Article
Unconventional valley-dependent optical selection rules and landau level mixing in bilayer graphene 2020 - Journal Article
Strong mid-infrared photoresponse in small-twist-angle bilayer graphene 2020 - Journal Article
Acoustic Landau quantization and quantum-Hall-like edge states 2019 - Journal Article
Determining Interaction Enhanced Valley Susceptibility in Spin-Valley-Locked MoS2 2019 - Journal Article
Intrinsic valley Hall transport in atomically thin MoS2 2019 - Journal Article
Correlated insulating and superconducting states in twisted bilayer graphene below the magic angle 2019 - Journal Article
First-principles study of metal-graphene edge contact for ballistic Josephson junction 2019 - Journal Article
Quantum parity Hall effect in Bernal-stacked trilayer graphene 2019 - Journal Article


CAREER Award - NSF [2020]

News Articles

Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties
A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing — and potentially exploitable — conductive properties.

Dr. Fan Zhang, assistant professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas, and physics doctoral student Qiyue Wang published an article in June with Dr. Fengnian Xia’s group at Yale University in Nature Photonics that describes how the ability of twisted bilayer graphene to conduct electrical current changes in response to mid-infrared light.
Creation of Weak Materials Offers Strong Possibilities for Electronics
New fundamental research by UT Dallas physicists may accelerate the drive toward more advanced electronics and more powerful computers. 
The scientists are investigating materials called topological insulators, whose surface electrical properties are essentially the opposite of the properties inside. 

“These materials are made of the same thing throughout, from the interior to the exterior,” said Dr. Fan Zhang, assistant professor of physics at UT Dallas. “But, the interior does not conduct electrons — it’s an insulator — while the electrons on the surface are free to move around. The surface is therefore a conductor, like a metal, but it is in fact more robust than a metal.” 
Physicists Decipher Electronic Properties of Materials in Work That May Change Transistors
UT Dallas physicists have published new findings examining the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and electronics.
Dr. Fan Zhang
, assistant professor of physics, and senior physics student Armin Khamoshi recently published their research on transition metal dichalcogenides, or TMDs, in the journal Nature Communications. Zhang is a co-corresponding author, and Khamoshi is a co-lead author of the paper, which also includes collaborating scientists at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
University Physicists Demonstrate Negative Refraction Without Reflection
Physicists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Wuhan University have created an artificial structure that does not reflect sound and bends it in a way that does not occur in nature.
The results could inspire new directions in wave manipulation, such as acoustic cloaking technologies, and advances in photonics and electronics, said Dr. Fan Zhang, assistant professor of physics at UT Dallas and one of the authors of the study published in Nature.