Jiandi Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, in 1982 and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1986, respectively. He worked at the Faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University between 1986 and 1989. Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, in 1994 and spent 3 years as a Postdoctal Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory/the University of Tennessee prior to joining the Florida International University as a faculty member in 1998. Starting from 2009, he has become a Full Professor in physics at the Louisiana State University. His main research interest is in exploring novel properties of complex materials like transition-metal oxides by the effects of broken symmetry, reduced dimensionality, and spatial confinement, as well as by controlling lattice strain and chemical composition. The research includes growing artificially structured configurations of complex materials like transition-metal oxides with atomic-scale precision and in situ comprehensive characterization of lattice structure, chemical composition, and electronic and magnetic properties.
Biography Updated on 9 June 2011