Xiaoning Zang

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Current

Research Interests

I have great interest in developing new theories for efficient energy and information transfer, which is at the nexus of condensed matter physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, computational physics, and quantum information. My current research topics includes quantum materials with nontrival band topology, light-matter interaction between twisted light and nano materials, and real-time time-dependent density functional theory.

Selected Publications

  • Origin of symmetry-forbidden high-order harmonic generation in the time-dependent Kohn-Sham formulation, X. Zang, C. Shang, P. Zhang, Y. Zhu, Z. Zhu, U. Schwingenschlögl, Physical Review A, 103, 043106, (2021)
  • Identification and resolution of unphysical multielectron excitations in the real-time time-dependent Kohn-Sham formulation, X. Zang, U. Schwingenschlögl, M. T. Lusk, Physical Review Letters, 124, 026402, (2020)
  • First-principles methodology for determining the angular momentum of excitons, X. Zang, U. Schwingenschlögl, Physical Review B, 100, 045120, (2019)
  • Valley-dependent current generation in nanotubes by twisted light, X. Zang, N. Singh, U. Schwingenschlögl, Physical Review B, 98, 085401, (2018)
  • Topological characterization of carbon nanotubes, X. Zang, N. Singh, U. Schwingenschlögl, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30, 335301, (2018)
  • Angular momentum transport with twisted exciton wave packets, X. Zang, M. T. Lusk, Physical Review B, 96, 155104, (2017)
  • Twisted molecular excitons as mediators for changing the angular momentum of light, X. Zang, M. T. Lusk, Physical Review A, 96, 013819, (2017)
  • Engineering and manipulating exciton wave packets, X. Zang, S. Montangero, L. D. Carr, M. T. Lusk, Physical Review B, 95, 195423, (2017)
  • Direct conversion of hydride- to siloxane-terminated silicon quantum dots, R. T. Anderson, X. Zang, R. Fernando, M. J. Dzara, C. Ngo, M. Sharps, R. Pinals, S. Pylypenko, M. T. Lusk, A. Sellinger, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 25822-25831, (2016)
  • Designing small silicon quantum dots with low reorganization energy, X. Zang, M. T. Lusk, Physical Review B, 92, 035426 (2015)

Education

  • B.Sc., Theoretical physics, Shandong university, Jinan, China, 2012
  • Ph.D., Applied physics, CSM, Golden, USA, 2017

Professional Profile

  • 2012-2017: Teaching assistant, CSM, Golden, USA
  • 2017-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, SA

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Topological Phase Twisted Light Exciton TDDFT