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Xinhai ZHANG--Professor

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Zhang Xinhai obtained his B. Sc. in Physics from Shandong University and his Ph.D degree in Optoelectronics from National University of Singapore. He is now a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology.His research interests include terahertz spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, and fiber lasers.  He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals with more than 3000 citations.


1996-1999D. National University of Singapore

1989-1992S.  Beihang University

1985-1989A.  Shandong University

Working Experiences

2013-Present  Professor  Southern University of Science and Technology

2011-2013  Senior Scientist  Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

2001-2011  Scientist Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

1999-2001  Postdoctoral Fellow Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

1992-1996  Teaching Assistant & Lecturer  Beihang University, Beijing, China

Research Introduction

Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging

Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy

Fiber lasers and applications

Awards & Honors

Shenzhen Peacock Plan

Shenzhen “Pengcheng Scholar” Distinguished Professor


  1. H. W. Liu, J. P. Lu, M. R. Zheng, X. H. Tang, X. H. Zhang*, C. H. Sow, , “Composition-dependent ultra-high photoconductivity in ternary CdSxSe1-x nanobelts as measured by optical pump-terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Nano Research, DOI 10.1007/s12274-013-0359-x
  2. H. W. Liu, L. M. Wong, S. J. Wang, X. H. Tang, and X. H. Zhang*, “Effect of oxygen stoichiometry on metal-insulator transition in vanadium oxide thin films studied using optical pump-terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 151908 (2013)
  3. M. J. Li, B. Wu, S. A. Ekahana, M. I. B. Utama, G. C. Xing, Q. H. Xiong, T. C. Sum, X. H. Zhang*, “Size and surface effects on transient photoconductivity in CdS nanobelts probed by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 091104 (2012)
  4. W. M. Zhu, A. Q. Liu, T. Bourouina, D. P. Tsai, J. H. Teng, X. H. Zhang, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong and N. I. Zheludev, “Microelectromechanical Maltese-cross metamaterial with tunable terahertz anisotropy,” Nature Communications 3, 1274( 2012)
  5. M. J. Li, G. C. Xing, L. F. N. A. Qune, G. Z. Xing, T. Wu, C. H. A. Huan, X. H. Zhang*, and T. C. Sum, “Tailoring the charge carrier dynamics in ZnO nanowires: the role of surface hole/electron traps,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3075 (2012)
  6. K. Y. Pu, K. Li, X. H. Zhang, and B. Liu, “Conjugated oligoelectrolyte harnessed polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane as light-up hybrid nanodot for two-photon fluorescence imaging of cellular nucleus,” Adv. Mater. 22, 4186-4189 (2010)
  7. X. H. Zhang*, S. J. Chua, A. M. Yong, H. Y. Yang, S. P. Lau, S. F. Yu, and X. W. Sun, Lei Miao, Masaki Tanemura, and Sakae Tanemura, “Exciton radiative lifetime in ZnO nanorods fabricated by vapor phase transport method,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 013107 (2007)


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