Long-term Visiting Professor Department of Physics

David Shuk Yin Tong is an academician of the CAS and TWAS, Fellow of the American Physics Society and an expert in surface science and technology. He graduated from the Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong in 1964, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1967 and 1969, respectively. Shuk Yin Tong has authored 6 books and published more than 280 journal articles, including 2 articles in Science, 2 articles in Physics Today, 1 article in Advances in Physics, 1 article in Progress in Surface Science, 1 article in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences and 35 articles in Physical Review Letters. His total citation is over 10,000 and H factor 52.

Personal Profile

Brief Introduction

David Shuk Yin Tong is an academician of the CAS and TWAS, Fellow of the American Physics Society and an expert in surface science and technology. He graduated from the Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong in 1964, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1967 and 1969, respectively. Shuk Yin Tong has authored 6 books and published more than 280 journal articles, including 2 articles in Science, 2 articles in Physics Today, 1 article in Advances in Physics, 1 article in Progress in Surface Science, 1 article in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences and 35 articles in Physical Review Letters. His total citation is over 10,000 and H factor 52.

 

Research Interests

◆ Surface science and technology research

 

Professional Experience

◆ 2011-present, Leading professor, Southern University of Science and Technology;

◆ 2003-2009, Deputy President, City University of Hong Kong;

◆ 2002-2003, Vice President for Academic Affairs, City University of Hong Kong;

◆ 1994-2001, Head and Chair Professor, Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong;

◆ 1988-2000, Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics, the University of Wisconsin-Miwaukee.

 

Professional Positions

◆ 2004-present, Director, Hefei National Laboratory of Physical Sciences at the Microscale, China University of Science and Technology

◆ 1994-2001, Member of the Academic Advisory Committee, Academia Sinica

◆ Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2000,United States

◆ 1990, Member of Selection Committee for the Young Presidential Award (USA)

◆ 1988, Program Director, the U.S. National Science Foundation, responsible for funding science and technology projects of American Universities

◆ 1986, Chairman, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society

 

Honors & Awards

◆ Recipient of the Shenzhen “Leading Talents”, 2011;

◆ Elected Academician of TWAS, 2010;

◆ Elected Academician of CAS, 2001;

◆ Recipient of the Croucher Foundation Research Fellowship, Hong Kong, 1997;

◆ 1991-1994, published six articles in international journals introducing the electron holography method into surface physics. This technology was granted a U.S. patent in 1992;

◆ Published the book “Surface Crystallography by Low-Energy Electron Diffraction” in 1979(co-author M A Van Hove), and it became a standard text in the field of surface structure. The book was cited over 600 times;

◆ Published a number of articles in international journals since 1971. These works successfully turned the electron scattering experiments of S Davission and L H Germer in1927 into a practical method for determining surface structure.

 

Selected Publications

◆ S. Y. Tong, T. N. Rhodin, "Interpretation of Low-Energy Electron-Diffraction Spectra for a Free-Electron Metal in Terms of Multiple Scattering Involving Strong Inelastic Damping", Physical Review Letters 26, 711 (1971)

◆ S. Y. Tong, G. Xu, W. N. Mei, "Vacancy-bulking Model for the (2x2) GaAs(111)Surface", Physical Review Letters 52, 1693 (1984)

◆ S. Y. Tong, "Exploring Surface Structure", Physics Today 37, 50 (1984)

◆ X. D. Wang, Z. L. Han, B. P. Tonner, Y. Chen, S. Y. Tong ,"Auger Electron Angular Distributions from Surfaces: Forward Focusing of Silhouettes?", Science 248, 1129 (1990)

◆ S. Y. Tong, H. Huang, X. Q. Guo, "Low-Energy Electron and Low-Energy Positron Holography", Physical Review Letters 69,3654 (1992)

◆ S. Y. Tong, "Inversion of Low-energy Electron Diffraction Data with No Pre-knowledge Factor – Beyond Optical Holography", Advances in Physics 48,135 (1999)

◆ M. H. Xie, S. M. Seutter, W. K. Zhu, L. X. Zheng, Huasheng Wu and S. Y. Tong, "Anisotropic Step-flow Growth and Island Growth of GaN(0001) by Molecular Beam Epitaxy", Physical Review Letters 82, 2749(1999)

◆ L. X. Zheng, M. H. Xie, S. M. Seutter, S. H. Cheung and S.Y. Tong, "Observation of "Ghost" Islands and Surfactant Effect of Surface Gallium Atoms during GaN Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy", Physical Review Letters, 85,2352-2355 (2000)

◆ Huasheng Wu and S. Y. Tong, "Surface Patterson Function by Inversion of Low Energy Electron Diffraction IV Spectra at Multiple Incident Angles", Physical Review Letters, 87, 036101 (2001)

◆ Huasheng Wu, Shihong Xu, Simon Ma, W. P. Lau, M. H. Xie and S.Y.Tong, "Surface Atomic Arrangement Visualization via Reference-Atom-Specific Holography", Physical Review Letters, 89, 216101 (2002)

◆ W. F. Chung, Y. J. Feng, H. C. Poon, C. T. Chan, S. Y.Tong and M. S. Altman, "Layer Spacings in Coherently Strained Epitaxial Metal Films", Physical Review Letters, 90, 216105 (2003)

◆ D. D. D. Ma, C.S. Lee, F. C. K. Au, S.Y. Tong and S. T.Lee, "Small-Diameter Silicon Nanowire Surfaces", Science 299, 1874(2003)

◆ G. M. Gavaza, Z. X. Yu, L. Tsang, C. H. Chan, S. Y. Tong, M.A. Van Hove, “Efficient Calculation of Electron Diffraction for the Structural Determination of Nanomaterials”, Physical ReviewLetters,97,055505 (2006) Splitting Water on Metal Oxide Surfaces

◆ H. Xu, R. Q. Zhang, and S. Y. Tong, "Interaction of O(2), H(2)O, N(2), and O(3) with stoichiometric and reduced ZnO(10-10) surface", PHYSICAL REVIEWB, 82, 155326 (2010)

◆ H. Xu, R. Q. Zhang, A. M.C. Ng, A. B. Djurisic, H. T. Chan, W. K. Chan, and S. Y. Tong, "Splitting Water on Metal Oxide Surfaces", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 115, 19710 (2011) 

 

Research Projects

◆ “Studies of Fundamental Properties of Nanosurfaces and Selected Applications”, Co-PI, The Hong Kong Research Grant Council ,7,400,000HKD;

◆ “Experimental and theoretical studies of tin oxide and copper oxide surfaces, their properties and passivation”, Co-PI, The Hong Kong Research Grant Council, 755,700HKD.

◆ “Low energy Electron and positron Diffraction”, NSFC Major Project, PI, 3.1 M RMB

 

Contacts

◆ Tel: +86-755-88018208

◆ Add: Room 215, Faculty Research Building 2, Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

Research

Surface science and technology research


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◆ S. Y. Tong, T. N. Rhodin, “Interpretation of Low-Energy Electron-Diffraction Spectra for a Free-Electron Metal in Terms of Multiple Scattering Involving Strong Inelastic Damping”, Physical Review Letters 26, 711 (1971)

◆ S. Y. Tong, G. Xu, W. N. Mei, “Vacancy-bulking Model for the (2x2)GaAs(111) Surface”, Physical Review Letters 52, 1693 (1984)

◆ S. Y. Tong, “Exploring Surface Structure”, Physics Today 37, 50(1984)

◆ X. D. Wang, Z. L. Han, B. P. Tonner, Y. Chen, S. Y. Tong, “Auger Electron Angular Distributions from Surfaces: Forward Focusing of Silhouettes?”, Science 248, 1129 (1990)

◆ S. Y. Tong, H. Huang, X. Q. Guo, “Low-Energy Electron and Low-Energy Positron Holography”, Physical Review Letters 69, 3654 (1992)

◆ S. Y. Tong, “Inversion of Low-energy Electron Diffraction Data with No Pre-knowledge Factor – Beyond Optical Holography”, Advances in Physics 48, 135(1999)

◆ M.H. Xie, S.M. Seutter, W.K. Zhu, L.X. Zheng, Huasheng Wu and S.Y.Tong, “Anisotropic Step-flow Growth and Island Growth of GaN(0001) by Molecular Beam Epitaxy”, Physical Review Letters 82, 2749 (1999)

◆ L.X. Zheng, M.H. Xie, S.M. Seutter, S.H. Cheung and S.Y. Tong, “Observation of “Ghost” Islands and Surfactant Effect of Surface Gallium Atoms during GaN Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy”, Physical Review Letters, 85,2352-2355 (2000)

◆ Huasheng Wu and S. Y. Tong, “Surface Patterson Function by Inversion of Low Energy Electron Diffraction IV Spectra at Multiple Incident Angles”, Physical Review Letters, 87, 036101 (2001)

◆ Huasheng Wu, Shihong Xu, Simon Ma, W.P. Lau, M. H. Xie and S. Y. Tong,“Surface Atomic Arrangement Visualization via Reference-Atom-Specific Holography”, Physical Review Letters, 89, 216101 (2002)

◆ W. F. Chung, Y. J. Feng, H.C. Poon, C.T. Chan, S.Y. Tong and M. S. Altman, “Layer Spacings in Coherently Strained Epitaxial Metal Films”, Physical Review Letters, 90, 216105 (2003)

◆ D. D. D. Ma, C. S. Lee, F. C. K. Au, S. Y. Tong and S. T. Lee, “Small-Diameter Silicon Nanowire Surfaces”, Science 299, 1874 (2003)

◆ G. M. Gavaza, Z. X. Yu, L. Tsang, C. H. Chan, S. Y. Tong, M. A. Van Hove, “Efficient Calculation of Electron Diffraction for the Structural Determination of Nanomaterials”, Physical Review Letters, 97, 055505 (2006)Splitting Water on Metal Oxide Surfaces

◆ H. Xu, R. Q. Zhang, and S. Y. Tong, “Interaction of O(2), H(2)O,N(2), and O(3) with stoichiometric and reduced ZnO (10-10) surface”, PHYSICALREVIEW B, 82, 155326 (2010)

◆ H. Xu, R. Q. Zhang, A. M.C. Ng, A. B. Djurisic, H. T. Chan, W. K.Chan, and S. Y. Tong, “Splitting Water on Metal Oxide Surfaces”, JOURNAL OFPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 115, 19710 (2011)

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The Department of Physics at Southern University of Science and Technology has been established since 2011. The Department’s commitment is to develop  first-class education and top-notch research in physics. The Department of Physics has been granted authority to award bachelor's degree in Physics and Applied Physics. Moreover, the Department offers long-term joint Master and PhD programmes, in collaboration with other renowned universities, including Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and National University of Singapore. In addition, the Department has established long-term joint post-doctoral workstations with Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University and other colleges and universities.

he Department has a current size of 37 academic staff, including 6 chair Professors, 6 Professors, 17 Associate Professors, and 8 Assistant Professors. There are 4 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (including joint employment), 2 Distinguished Young Scholar, and 3 “Pengcheng” scholars. All members of our academic staff have study or work experience at top 100 universities in the world. The Department of Physics now offers 4 majors in condensed matter physics, computational physics, theoretical physics and optics, while setting up biological physics, astrophysics and particle physics. The staff members are engaged in frontier researches in the fields of quantum transport and regulation, surface physics, materials physics, computational physics, condensed matter theory, quantum information and quantum computing.

In recent years, our staff members have published many papers in high profile journals, gaining the Department international impact. Our research support totaled more than 220.26 million (CNY), including 49 projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, 9 projects from Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Education, 14 projects from Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, and 45 projects from Shenzhen City. Our academic staff have published up to 500 papers in recent years. The journals include "Physics Review Letters", "Nature Communications", "Journal of the American Chemical Society", "Advanced Energy / Functional Materials", "NPG Asia Materials", "Physical Review B" and other academic journals.  Southern University of Science and Technology, carrying historical responsibility of higher education reform in China, is rapidly developing towards the direction of international, high-level, research-oriented university. Keeping pace with the university, the Department of Physics has established a long-term development plan to forge ahead in their endeavor, to enhance its own overall strength both in hardware and software, and to strive to maintain the forward momentum into a world-class physics department at an early date. 

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