Disordered Matter and Thermophysics Research Laboratory

Welcome to disordered matter and thermophysics lab.

Our group, a multiscale engineering group at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), is dedicated to solving a few challenging engineering as well as fundamental physical problems at the intersection of advanced energy systems and advanced functional materials using disordered matter with potential applications in thermal engineering, smart materials, through a cross-filed approach using quantum many-body theory, second newton's law and advanced optical experimental technologies. For more details, please refer to the video introduction.


Recent News:

Prof. Zhou will give an invited talk on the passive evaporative cooling techniques in Jiangsu HK Inno Tech Webinar organized by HKTDC on 15/09. (10/08/2022)

Prof. Zhou is selected as the Youth Editorial Board Member of the prestigious journal 
Carbon Neutrality. (10/08/2022)

Two graduates Xing Xiang and Hongzhao Fan will present their work in the 
Workshop on Thermal Transport 2022. (06/08/2022) 

Hongzhao's paper "Ultralong Mean Free Path Phonons in HKUST-1 and Their Scatterings with Water Adsorbates" was accepted by
Physical Review BCongrats, Hongzhao. (05/08/2022)

Mr. Jiawang Li from Tsinghua University will join DMTR Lab as a regular graduate student. Welcome, Jiawang! (31/05/2022)

DMTR Lab graduate students
Yixin Xu and Guang Wang have been awarded the HKUST Redbird Scholarship. Congrats! Yixin and Guang. (31/05/2022)

Our project "A Smart Cooling Strategy for Photovoltaic Solar Cells via A Sustainable Coating " is awarded by Sustainable Smart Campus as a Living Lab (SSC) @HKUST. Thanks the finance support from SSC.(13/05/2022)


News Archive:

Our collaborated paper with USTC "Elevated Barrier Height Originated from Electric Dipole Effect and Improved Breakdown Characteristics in PtOx/β-Ga2O3 Schottky Barrier Diodes" is accepted by the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. (05/05/2022)

Prof. Zhou gives a talk on "Thermal Transport Spectroscopy in Atomistic Simulations" at The 25th Annual Conference of HKSTAM 2022: The 17th Jiangsu - Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Applications.

(23/04/2022)Prof. Zhou is awarded the  IAAM Young Scientist Medal by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). (06/04/2022)

Guang's paper is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology. Congrats, Guang. (05/03/2022)

Prof. Zhou is invited to give an Advanced Materials Lecture on 12/03/2022 by IAAM. (05/03/2022)Prof. Zhou has been awarded the Hong Kong SciTech Pioneers Award by the Y-LOT foundation. Congrats, Yanguang.

Our paper "The Origin of the Glass-like Thermal Conductivity in ZIF-4 and ZIF-62" was accepted by the Physical Review Materials. Well done, DMTR Lab. (01/15/2021)

Our paper "Broadly Manipulating the Interfacial Thermal Energy Transport across the Si/4H-SiC Interfaces via Nanopatterns" was accepted by the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Well done, Yixin and Guang. (12/28/2021)

Our collaborated paper together with UCLA "Thermal Boundary Conductance across Co/Cu Interfaces with Spin-Lattice Interactions" was accepted by the Journal of Applied Physics. Well done, Yijun. (11/23/2021)

Prof. Zhou has been selected as the Foresight Fellow 2022. Congrats, Yanguang.