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Dr. Hui Zhang

Office : Brockman Hall 325
(713) 348-2507

Research Interests:
  •  Electronic and Optical Properties of Nanoparticles.
  •  Hot electrons theory/generation/application in nanoparticles
  •  Plasmonics (e.g., transparency window, active control) and Plexcitonics.
  •  Circular dichroism effect of nanostructures.
  •  Quantum plasmonics (TDDFT study) in QDs.

  • Visiting Scholar, 2011, Oklahoma State University, United States
  • PhD, 2011, Condensed matter physics Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • BS, 2006, Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China

Professional Experience:
  • 2014~present, Postdoc Research Assoc. Rice University, United States.
  • 2011~2014, Postdoc Researcher, Ohio University, United States.

  • Mie Theory
  • Master Equation Method
  • Coupled-Dipole Approximation method (CDA)
  • Discrete Dipole Approximation method (DDA method, DDSCAT package)
  • Finite Element Method (FEM, COMSOL software)
  • Finite-difference time-domain method (FDTD, Lumerical FDTD solution)
  • Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) for Jellium model
  • Non-equilibrium Green’s function method (GF)
  • Numerical Renormalization Group method (NRG)


  • [9] 3D plasmonic chiral colloids. X. Shen, P. Zhan, A. Kuzyk, Q. Liu, A. Asenjo-Garcia, H. Zhang, F. J. G.arcia de Abajo, A. O. Govorov, B. Ding, and N. Liu. Nanoscale, 6, 2077 (2014).
  • Z. Fan, H. Zhang, R. Schreiber, T. Liedl, G. Markovich, V. A. Gérard, Y. K. Gun’ko, A. O. Govorov, Chapter ``Chiral Nanostructures with Plasmon and Exciton Resonances" in Book ``Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics", Edited by S. V.Boriskina and N. Zheludev, Pan Stanford Publishing.

      Quantum Condensed Matter Theory: