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Professor Ning Wang obtained his BSc (1985) and PhD (1990) degrees in materials physics from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. 

In 1989, he received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and worked in the Institute for Metal Physics, Goettingen University and the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin, Germany.

In 1993, he joined the Physics Department of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During 1997-2000 he worked in the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, the City University of Hong Kong. 

Professor Wang has authored/co-authored over 260 peer-reviewed research papers in reputed international journals, 30 conference papers, 2 book chapters and 5 US patents. He received Chien-Shiung Wu Physics Award (吴健雄物理獎,1990), State Natural Science Award (2005) and Achievement in Asia Award (2006)

Research Effort

Since 1986, Dr. Wang has devoted himself to fundamental research in materials physics, particularly 1D and 2D nanomaterials fabrication and property characterization in the past decade. His current research interests cover the areas of new structures of nanomaterials, electrical transport and optical properties of low-dimensional materials, disorder in graphene and semiconductor 2D materials, advanced bulk and thin film materials fabrication and characterization, solar energy materials/solar cells, surface physics and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy techniques.

He has made significant research, and this is revealed by the citation times of his publications (authored/co-authored papers > 260; total citation times: >17,500 with h-index = 67). Listed below are some of his exciting discoveries.

• Disorder, mid-gap states and quantum transport in 2D materials

Representative Publication:

Odd-Integer Quantum Hall States and Giant Spin Susceptibility in p-Type Few-Layer WSe2, S.G. Xu, J.Y. Shen, G. Long, Z.F. Wu, Z.Q. Bao, C.C. Liu,,…N. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 118 (2017) 067702.


"Even-Odd layer-dependent magnetotransport of high-mobility Q-valley electrons in transition metal disulfids", Z.F. Wu, S.G. Xu, H.H. Lu, A. Khamoshi, G.B. Liu, T.Y. Han, Y.Y. Wu, J.X.Z. Lin, G. Long, Y.H. He, Y. Cai, Y.G. Yao, F. Zhang, N.Wang, Nature Comm. 7 (2016) 12955.

"High-quality sandwiched black phosphorus heterostructure and its quantum oscillations",  Xiaolong Chen, Yingying Wu, Zefei Wu,Yu Han, Shuigang Xu, Lin Wang, Weiguang Ye, Tianyi Han,    Yuheng He,Yuan Cai & Ning Wang, Nature Comm. 6 (2015) 7315.

"Probing the electron states and metal-insulator transition mechanisms in ​molybdenum disulphide vertical heterostructures",  Xiaolong Chen,  Zefei Wu,    Shuigang Xu, Lin Wang, Rui Huang,  Yu Han,  Weiguang Ye,  Wei Xiong,    Tianyi Han,  Gen Long, Yang Wang, Yuheng He, Yuan Cai, Ping Sheng & Ning Wang,  Nature Comm. 6 (2015) 6088.


• Ultrathin Carbon Nanotubes and their Superconductivity 

Representative Publication:


“Single-walled 4-Å carbon nanotube arrays”, N. Wang, Z.K. Tang, G.D. Li, J.S. Chen, Nature, 408 (2000) 50.  Click here to see more...images/stories/linkmore.gif

“Superconductivity in 4 Angstrom Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Z. K. Tang, L. Zhang, N. Wang, X. X. Zhang, G. H. Wen, G. D. Li, J. N. Wang, C. T. Chan, P. Sheng, Science 292 (2001)2462. Click here to
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• Oxide-assisted Growth Technology for 1D Nanostructuresimages/stories/nw-0.jpg

  Representative Publication:

"Nucleation and growth of Si nanowires from silicon oxide”, N. Wang, Y.H. Tang, Y.F. Zhang, C.S. Lee and S.T. Lee, Phys. Rev. B58 (1998) R16024.

"Formation of ZnO nanostructures by a simple way of thermal evaporation”, B.D Yao, Y. F. Chan, N. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(2002) 757. Click here
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Quasicrystals with an Eight-fold Symmetry images/stories/qc-1.jpg   

  Representative Publication:

“Two-dimensional quasicrystal with eightfold rotational symmetry”, N. Wang, H. Chen & K. H. Kuo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59 (1987) 1010. Click here to
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"Direct observation of domains and discommensurations in Mn-Al-Si octagonal quasicrystal by transmission electron microscopy". Phys. Rev. Lett. 67 (1991)1302.

Relavent information... images/stories/linkmore.gifThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 was awarded to Dan Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals".   ..





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