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Teaching Staff

Professor ZHANG, Shuang

Professor ZHANG, Shuang

Interim Head and Professor: Chair of Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKU

M.S. Northeastern; Ph.D. UNM; FOSA

  • 2859 7944
  • 2559 9152
  • Room 521, CYM Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Research Interest

  • Metamaterials

  • Metasurfaces

  • Nanophotonics

  • Topological Photonics


Representative Publications

A full list of publications can be found here:

  • “Linked Weyl Surfaces and Weyl arcs in Photonic Metamaterials”, S Ma, Y Bi, Q Guo, B Yang, O You, J Feng, HB Sun, S Zhang, Science, in press (2021)
  • “Experimental observation of non-Abelian topological charges and edge states”, H Yang, J Xu, Z Xiong, X Lu, RY Zhang, H Li, Y Chen, S Zhang, CT Chan, Nature, 594, 195 (2021)
  • “Transverse photon spin of bulk electromagnetic waves in bianisotropic media”, L Peng, L Duan, K Wang, F Gao, L Zhang, G Wang, Y Yang, H Chen, S Zhang, Nature Photonics, 13, 878 (2019)
  • “Photonic Weyl points due to broken time-reversal symmetry in magnetized semiconductor”, D Wang, B Yang, W Gao, H Jia, Q Yang, X Chen, M Wei, C Liu, M Navarro-Cía, J Han, W Zhang, S Zhang,  Nature Physics, 15 1150 (2019)
  • “Observation of chiral zero mode in inhomogeneous 3D Weyl metamaterials”, H Jia, R Zhang, W Gao, Q Guo, B Yang, J Hu, Y Bi, Y Xiang, C Liu, S Zhang, Science, 363, 148 (2019)
  • “Ideal Weyl points and helicoid surface states in artificial photonic crystal structures”, B Yang, Q Guo, B Tremain, R Liu, L E Barr, Q Yan, W Gao, H Liu, Y Xiang, J Chen, C Fang, A Hibbins, L Lu, S Zhang, Science, 359, 6379 (2018)
  • “Continuous control of nonlinearity phase for harmonic generations”, G. Li, S. Chen, N. Pholchai,  B. Reineke, P. W. H. Wong, E. Y. B. Pun, K. W. Cheah, T. Zentgraf  and S Zhang, Nature Materials, 14, 607 (2015)
  • “Metasurface holograms reaching 80% efficiency”, G. Zheng, H. Muhlenbernd, M. Kenney, G. Li, T. Zentgraf and S. Zhang, Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 308 (2015)



2016|Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA)                                 


Awards and Honours

2021|“2020 Global Highly Cited Researchers”, Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics)
2020|“2019 Global Highly Cited Researchers”, Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics)
2019|“2018 Global Highly Cited Researchers”, Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics)
2016|“Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award”, the Royal Society, UK
2010|“IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) Young Scientist Prize in Optics”


Work Experience

2020-now|Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
2013-2020|Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham
2010-2013|Reader, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham
2006-2010|Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley
2005-2006|Postdoc, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign



2005|PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico
1999|MSc of Physics, Northeastern University
1996|BSc and MSc in Physics, Jilin University