Disordered Matter and Thermophysics Research Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Yanguang Zhou

Assistant Professor, MAE Department, HKUST, Hong Kong SAR

Email: maeygzhou@ust.hk

Selected Honors and Awards:

2022, IAAM Young Scientist Medal

2022, Foresight Fellowship

2021, Delegate, The World Laureates Forum

2021, Hong Kong SciTech Pioneers Award

2018, Borchers-Plakette at RWTH Aachen University

2017, RWTH-Aachen University Award for Outstanding Graduation Thesis

2017, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

2014-2017, AICES Fellowship (The scholarship of German Universities Excellence Initiative)

2014, Beihang University Award for Outstanding Graduation Thesis

2009, National Encouragement Scholarship

Visiting students & Postdoctoral Scholar:

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Simin Wang (Visiting PhD student),

Ph.D. Student, Physics Department@CityU (2019. 09 - )

Research topic: Thermal transport in layered materials

Email: smwang6-c@my.cityu.edu.hk 

Graduate Students:

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Yixin Xu

Ph.D. Student, MAE Department (2020. 09 - )

B. E. : Dalian University of Technology

M. E. :  Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research topic: Interfacial engineering for enhancing the heat transfer coefficient

Honors: 2020, RedBird Scholarship

Email: yixin96.xu@connect.ust.hk

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Guang Wang (Lab Manager)

Ph.D. Student, MAE Department (2020. 09 - )

B. S. : Tongji University

M. S. : Tsinghua University

Research topic: Synthesis, measuring and modeling the thermal properties of MOF-polymer composites

Email: gwangav@connect.ust.hk

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Hongzhao Fan (Co-supervised with Prof. Can Yang)

Ph.D. Student, MAE Department (2021. 09 - )

B. E. : Shandong University

M. E. :  Shandong University

Research topic: Thermal transport in metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and across MOF-metal interfaces

Email: hfanan@connect.ust.hk 

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Xing Xiang

Ph.D. Student, MAE Department (2021. 09 - )

B. E. : Sichuan University

M. E. : Xian Jiaotong University

Research topic: Machine learning assisted quantify the thermal transport process in disorder systems

Email: xxiangad@connect.ust.hk

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Longyun Shen (Co-supervised with Prof. Francesco Ciucci),

Ph.D. Student, MAE Department (2021. 09 - )

B. E. : Central South University

M. E. : Xian Jiaotong University

Research topic: Solid-state batteries design via advanced computations

Email: lshenaf@connect.ust.hk 

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Xiuzhu Wang (Co-supervised with Prof. Qiming Shao),

Ph.D. Student, ECE Department (2020. 09 - )

B. E. : Xidian University

M. S. : HKUST

Research topic: spintronic device theory and modeling

Email: xwangfj@connect.ust.hk

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Xifan Chen

M.S. student, MAE Department (2021. 09 - )

B. E. : Shanghai Jiaotong University

Research topic: Synthesis and measuring the cooling coating

Email: xifan.chen@connect.ust.hk

Alumni:

Ruijie Xie​, M.S. Student, MAE Department (2020. 09 - 2021.06; now at Li Auto Inc.)