Welcome to the Zhu Lab

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Welcome to the Jun Zhu Lab at Penn State

We are a condensed matter experimental group that focuses on the exploration of fundamental and novel electronic properties of low-dimensional materials and their nanostructures. Our current research interests include two-dimensional layered materials such as graphene and transitional metal chalcogenides. We are interested in manipulating the multiple internal electronic degrees of freedom of the materials to explore the formation of collective phenomena, such as the quantum Hall and fractional quantum Hall effects in a strong magnetic field, and the emergence of one-dimensional chiral and helical edge states as a result of topology. We employ surface functionalization, interface engineering and complex device structures to engineer new properties and device functionalities in layered materials and their heterostructures. Please browse the current and past research topics for more detail and contact us if you are interested in joining the lab or starting a collaborative project.

News in the Zhu Lab

  • Alumnus Dr. Jing Li received an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA). Congratulations! (Oct, 2019)
  • Basyirah Zulkifli joins the lab. Welcome! (Feb, 2019)
  • Jing's paper on the nu=0 quantum Hall state of bilayer graphene has been accepted by PRL. Congratulations! (Feb, 2019)
  • Jing's topological valleytronics paper has been accepted by Science. Congratulations! (Oct, 2018)
  • Ke Huang joins the lab. Welcome! (Oct, 2018)
  • Da Zhou joins the lab. Welcome! (Aug, 2018)
  • Yangyang Chen joins the lab. Welcome! (Sept, 2018)
  • Xianzhe Zeng joins the lab for summer research. Welcome! (Jul, 2018)
  • Edward and Louis join the lab. Welcome! (Feb, 2018)
  • Our new website is launched! (Feb, 2018)
  • Cequn Li joins the lab. Welcome! (Jan, 2018)
  • Eberly postdoc fellow Hailong Fu joins the lab. Welcome! (Aug, 2017)
  • Jing defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Li! (Aug, 2017)