Research Assistant Professor Department of Physics

Professional Experiences

2019 – Present Research Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2017 – 2019 Postdoc., Southern University of Science and Technology

2012 – 2013 Assembly Engineer, Intel (Chengdu) Co. Ltd.

Educational Background

2013 – 2016 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Material Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia

2009 – 2012 Master of Science, School of Material Science & Engineering, Sichuan University

2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Science, School of Material Science & Engineering, Sichuan University

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  1. Mao Ye,¶ Songbai Hu,¶ Yuanmin Zhu, Yubo Zhang, Shanming Ke, Lin Xie, Yuan Zhang, Sixia Hu, Dongwen Zhang, Zhenlin Luo, Meng Gu, Jiaqing He, Peihong Zhang, Wenqing Zhang, and Lang Chen, Electric Polarization Switching on an Atomically Thin Metallic Oxide, Nano Letters, 21, 144-150 (2021) (IF=11.2)
  2. Cai Jin, Linjing Wang, Wenqiao Han, Mengfei Zi, Qi Liu, Songbai Hu, Mao Ye, Gan Wang, and Lang Chen, Variable supercells in layered bismuth manganite controlled by oxygen pressure, Applied Physics Letters, 117, 042902 (2020) (IF=3.813)
  3. Cai Jin, Yuanmin Zhu, Wenqiao Han, Qi Liu, Sixia Hu, Yanjiang Ji, Zedong Xu, Songbai Hu, Mao Ye, and Lang Chen, Exchange bias in flexible freestanding La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/BiFeO3 membranes, Applied Physics Letters, 117, 252902 (2020) (IF=3.813)
  4. Xiaowen Li, Chuanwei Huang, Songbai Hu, Bei Deng, Zuhuang Chen, Wenqiao Han and Lang Chen, Negative and near-zero Poisson’s ratios in 2D graphene/MoS2 and graphene/h-BN heterostructures, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8, 4021 (2020) (IF=7.179)
  5. Cai Jin, Wanrong Geng, Linjing Wang, Wenqiao Han, Dongfeng Zheng, Songbai Hu, Mao Ye, Zedong Xu, Yanjiang Ji, Jiali Zhao, Zuhuang Chen, Gan Wang, Yunlong Tang, Yinlian Zhu, c Xiuliang Ma and Lang Chen, Tuning ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism in BiFeO3/BiMnO3 superlattices, Nanoscale, 12, 9810–9816 (2020) (IF=7.024)
  6. Songbai Hu, Wenqiao Han, Sixia Hu, Jan Seidel, Junling Wang, Rui Wu, Jiaou Wang, Jiali Zhao, Zedong Xu, Mao Ye, and Lang Chen, Voltage-Controlled Oxygen Non-Stoichiometry in SrCoO3−δ Thin Films, Chemistry of Materials, 31, 6117-6123 (2019) (IF=10.159)
  7. Yaoyin Li, Qiyuan Wang, Ling Zhang, Songbai Hu, Lang Chen, Peng He, Huanhuan Feng, Jiaheng Zhang, Hongjun Ji, Xing Ma, Kang Li and Weiwei Zhao, Self-assembly of nickel: from nanoparticles to foils with tunable magnetic properties, CrystEngComm, 21, 5317–5321 (2019) (IF=3.382)
  8. Zedong Xu, Songbai Hu, Rui Wu, Jia-Ou Wang, Tom Wu, and Lang Chen, Strain-Enhanced Charge Transfer and Magnetism at a Manganite/Nickelate Interface, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 30803-30801 (2018) (IF=8.456)
  9. Songbai. Hu, Claudio. Cazorla, Feixiang. Xiang, Hongfei Ma, Jianbo. Wang, Jianyuan. Wang, Xiaolin. Wang, Clemens. Ulrich, Lang. Chen and Jan. Seidel, Strain control of giant magnetic anisotropy in metallic perovskite SrCoO3-δ thin films, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 22348-22355 (2018) (IF=8.456)
  10. Pankaj Sharma, Zhen Huang, Mengsha Li, Changjian Li, Songbai Hu, Hyungwoo Lee, Jung-Woo Lee, Chang-Beom Eom, Stephen J. Pennycook, Jan Seidel, Ariando and Alexei Gruverman, Oxygen Stoichiometry Effect on Polar Properties of LaAlO3/SrTiO3, Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1707159 (2018) (IF=16.621).
  11. Nan Tang, Qimin Hu, Aobo Ren, Wei Li, Cai Liu, Jingquan Zhang, Lili Wu, Bing Li, Guanggen Zeng, Songbai Hu, ‘An approach to ZnTe:O intermediate-band photovoltaic materials’, Solar Energy, 157 707–712 (2017) (IF=4.674)
  12. Heo YHu S, Sharma PKim KEJang BKCazorla CYang CHSeidel J, ‘Impact of Isovalent and Aliovalent Doping on Mechanical Properties of Mixed Phase BiFeO3’, ACS Nano, 201711(3), pp 2805–2813 (2017) (IF=13.903)
  13. S. Hu, Yu Wang, Claudio Cazorla, and Jan Seidel, ‘Strain-enhanced oxygen dynamics and redox reversibility in topotactic SrCoO3-δ (0<δ≤0.5)’, Chemistry of Materials 29, 708-717 (2017) (IF=10.159)
  14. S. Hu, J. Seidel, ‘Poisson’s Ratio of BiFeO3 thin films: X-ray Reciprocal Space Mapping under Variable Uniaxial Strain’, Physica Status Solidi (a), DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201600356 (2016) (IF=1.795)
  15. J. Bertinshaw, R. Maran, S. Callori, V. Ramesh, J, Cheung, S. Danilkin, W. Lee, S. Hu, J. Seidel, N. Valanoor and C, Ulrich. ‘Direct evidence for the spin cycloid in strained nanoscale bismuth ferrite thin films’, Nature communications 7, 12664 (2016) (IF=11.878)
  16. S. Hu, J. Seidel, ‘Oxygen content modulation by nanoscale chemical and electrical patterning in epitaxial SrCoO3-δ (0<δ≤0.5) thin films’, Nanotechnology 27, 325301 (2016) (IF=3.399)
  17. S. Hu, Z. Yue, J. S. Lim, S. J. Callori, J. Bertinshaw, A. Ikeda-Ohno, T. Ohkochi, C.-H. Yang, X. Wang, C. Ulrich, and J. Seidel, ‘Growth and Properties of Fully Strained SrCoOx (x ≈ 2.8) Thin Films on DyScO3’, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1500012 (2015) (IF=4.713)
  18. S. Hu, Z. Zhu, W. Li, L. Feng, J. Zhang, L. Wu, B. Li, ‘Band diagram construction of CdTe/Sb2Te3 interface using synchrotron radiation’, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 134, 329 – 333 (2015) (IF=6.019)
  19. S. J. Callori, S. Hu, J. Bertinshaw, Z. J. Yue, S. Danilkin, X. L. Wang, V. Nagarajan, F. Klose, J. Seidel, and C. Ulrich, ‘Strain-induced magnetic phase transition in SrCoO3−δ thin films’, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 91, 140405(R) (2015) (IF=3.736).
  20. S. Hu, Z. Zhu, W. Li, L. Feng, L. Wu, J. Zhang, and J. Gao, ‘Band diagrams and performance of CdTe solar cells with a Sb2Te3 back contact buffer layer’, AIP Advances 1, 042152 (2011) (IF=1.579).
  21. S. Hu, R. Tang, C. Tian, W. Li, L. Feng, J. Zhang, L. Wu, ‘The Influence of Thickness on the Properties of Sb2Te3 Thin Films and Its Application in CdS/CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells’, Advanced Materials Research, 225-226, pp 789-793 (2011).
  22. S. Hu, J. Zheng, L. Feng, W. Li, ‘The influence of preparing conditions on the properties of CdS polycrystalline thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering The influence of preparing conditions on the properties of CdS polycrystalline thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering’, Proceeding of Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, Chengdu (2010).
  23. B. Lv, S. Hu, W. Li, X. Di, L. Feng, J. Zhang, L. Wu, Y. Cai, B. Li, and Z. Lei, ‘Preparation and Characterization of Sb2Te3 Thin Films by Co-evaporation’, International Journal of Photoenergy, 476589 (2010) (IF=2.026).
  24. C. Tian, R. Tang, S. Hu, W. Li, L. Feng, J. Zhang, L. Wu, ‘Comparative Studies of CdZnS Thin Films at Low Zinc Content Prepared by Vacuum Evaporation and CBD’, Advanced Materials Research, 225-226, pp 784-788 (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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