Chair Professor Department of Physics

Dr. Yusheng Zhao is a Chair Professor in the Department of Physics and Associate Vice President of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He also serves as the Dean of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies and the Director of SUSTech’s Office of Research. Prof. Zhao has been actively working in the fields of high-pressure science, clathrates, nano mechanics, and energy/environmental materials. He has published over 260 scientific papers and overall been cited more than 12000 times.

Dr. Zhao earned his B.S from Peking University and Ph.D from Stony Brook University. While serving as a senior scientist and a team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he pioneered in high-pressure neutron science and experimentation during his 18-year tenure. Dr. Zhao was appointed as the Executive Director of High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (a DOE/NNSA Center of Excellence) at University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2010. He became a board member of the Material Research Society (MRS) in January 2019.

Personal Profile

Dr. Yusheng Zhao is a Chair Professor in the Department of Physics and Associate Vice President of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He also serves as the Dean of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies and the Director of SUSTech’s Office of Research. Prof. Zhao has been actively working in the fields of high-pressure science, clathrates, nano mechanics, and energy/environmental materials. He has published over 260 scientific papers and overall been cited more than 12000 times.

Dr. Zhao earned his B.S from Peking University and Ph.D from Stony Brook University. While serving as a senior scientist and a team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he pioneered in high-pressure neutron science and experimentation during his 18-year tenure. Dr. Zhao was appointed as the Executive Director of High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (a DOE/NNSA Center of Excellence) at University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2010. He became a board member of the Material Research Society (MRS) in January 2019.

 

Professional Experience

◆ 2015-Now Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Chair Professor

◆ 2010-2015 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Professor

◆ 1996-2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory Staff Scientist, Team Leader

◆ 1994-1996 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Postdoctor

◆ 1992-1994 California Institute of Technology, Postdoctor

 

Educational Background

◆ 1992 State University of New York @ Stony Brook Ph.D.

◆ 1985 Peking University Master of Science

◆ 1982 Peking University Bachelor of Science

 

Honors & Awards

◆ Chair Professor of Peking University

◆ Chair Researcher of CAS

◆ MRS Board of Directors

 

Contacts

◆ zhaoys@sustech.edu.cn

Research


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◆ Xu Y., J. Wan, L. Huang, M.Y. Ou, C.Y. Fan, P. Wei, J. Peng, Y. Liu, Y. G. Qiu, X.P. Sun, C. Fang, Q. Li, J.T. Han, Y.H. Huang, J.A. Alonso, Y.S. Zhao, Structure Distortion Induced Monoclinic Nickel Hexacyanoferrate as High-Performance Cathode for Na-Ion Batteries, Adv. Energy. Mater., 9(4), 1803158, (2019).

◆ Deng Z., J.T. Gu, Y.Y. Li, S. Li, J. Peng, X. Li, J.H. Luo, Y.Y. Huang, C. Fang, Q. Li, J.T. Han*, Y.H. Huang*, Y.S. Zhao*, Ca-doped Na2Zn2TeO6 layered sodium conductor for all-solid-state sodium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 298 (2019) 121-126.

◆ Wen T., Y.G. Wasng, N.N. Li, Q. Zhang, Y.S. Zhao, W.E. Yang, Y.S. Zhao, H.K. Mao, Pressure-Driven Reversible Switching between n- and p-Type Conduction in Chalcopyrite CuFeS2, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1 141(1), 505-510, (2019).

◆ Mahmood A., S. Li, Z. Ali, H. Tabassum, B.J. Zhu, Z.B. Liang, W. Meng, W. Aftab, W.H. Guo, H. Zhang, M. Yousaf, S. Gao, R.Q. Zou,* Y.S. Zhao*; Ultrafast Sodium/Potassium ion intercalation into hierarchically porous thin carbon shells. Adv. Mater., 1805430 (2018) 1-10, 10.1002/adma.201805430.

◆ Wang Y.G., J.J. Ying, Z.Y. Zhou, J.L. Sun, T. Wen, Y.N. Zhou, N.N. Li, Q. Zhang, F. Han, Y.M. Xiao, P. Chow, W.G. Yang, W. Struzhkin, Y.S. Zhao, H.K. Mao, Emergent superconductivity in an iron-based honeycomb lattice initiated by pressure-driven spin-crossover, Nature Communicatins, 9, 1914, (2018).

◆ Wang Y.G., Z.Y. Zhou, T. Wen, Y.N. Zhou, N.N. Li, F. Han, Y.M. Xiao, P. Chow, J.L. Sung, M. Pravica, A.L.Cornelius, W.G. Yang, Y.S. Zhao, Pressure-Driven Cooperative Spin-Crossover, Large-Volume Collapse, and Semiconductor-to-Metal Transition in Manganese(II) Honeycomb Lattices, 138(48), 15751-15757, (2016).

◆ Li Y.T., W.D. Zhou, S. Xin, S. Li, J.L. Zhu, X.J. Lü, Z.M. Cui, Q.X. Jia, J.S. Zhou, Y.S. Zhao, J.B. Goodenough, Fluorine-Doped Antiperovskite Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 9965-9968, (2016).

◆ Zhu J.L., S. Li, Y. Zhang, J. W. Howard, X.J. Lü, Y.G. Wang, R. S. Kummar, L.P. Wang, Y.S. Zhao, Enhanced ionic conductivity with Li7O2Br3 phase in Li3OBr anti-perovskite solid electrolyte, Appl. Phys. Lett., 109, 101904, (2016).

◆ Zhu, J., S. Du, X. Yu, J. Zhang, H. Xu, S. C. Vogel, T. C. Germann, J. S. Francisco, F. Izumi, K. Momma, Y. Kawamura, C. Jin, and Y. Zhao*; Encapsulation kinetics and dynamics of carbon monoxide in clathrate hydrate, Nature Communications, 5, 4128, (2014).

◆ Yu, X., J. Zhu, S. Du, H. Xu, S. C. Vogel, J. Han, T. C. Germann, J. Zhang, C. Jin, J. S. Francisco, and Y. Zhao*; Crystal structure and encapsulation dynamics of ice II-structured neon hydrate, Proc. Nat. Aca. Sci., 111 (29) 10456-10461, (2014).

◆ Yu, X., Y. Wang, J. Zhang, H. Xu, Y. Zhao, Compressive-tensile deformation of nanocrystalline nickel at high pressure and temperature conditions. Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 043118, (2013).

◆ Yusheng Zhao, and Luke L. Daemen, Superionic Conductivity in Lithium-Rich Anti-Perovskites, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 15042-15047, (2012).

◆ Lavina, B., Dera, P., Kim, E., Meng, Y., Downs, R.T., Weck, P., Sutton, S.R. and Zhao, Y., “Discovery of the recoverable high-pressure iron oxide Fe4O5.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108, 17281-17285, (2011).

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