Faculty, by Name

Hong ZHU

Hong ZHU

Research Base of Introduce Talents
Assistant Professor
Room 414, UM-SJTU Joint institute

Biographical Information

2003-2007 Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.

2007-2012 University of Connecticut, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.

2012-2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Postdoctoral Associate

2015-present Shanghai Jiao Tong University, UM-SJTU Institute, Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Advanced energy and electronic materials design through atomistic modeling, high throughput computations and data mining.

Physical property tailoring through band structure, defect and interface engineering.



Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Mechanical Behavior of Materials


Selected Publications

[1] W. Chen, et al, Understanding thermoelectric properties from high-throughput calculations: trends, insights, and comparisons with experiment, J. Mater. Chem. C 4, 4414 (2016).

[2]  U. Aydemir et al, YCuTe2: a member of a new class of thermoelectric materials with CuTe4-based layered structure, J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 2461 (2016).

[3]  H. Zhu et al, Computational and experimental investigation of TmAgTe2 and XYZ2 compounds, a new group of thermoelectric materials identified by first principles high-throughput screening, J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 10554 (2015).

[4]  H. Zhu et al, Band structure engineering through orbital interaction for enhanced thermoelectric power factor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 082107 (2014).

[5]  R. Ramprasad, et al, New perspective on formation energies and energy levels of point defects in non-metals, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 066404 (2012).

[6]  R. J. Mehata et al, Seebeck and figure of merit enhancement in nanostructured antimony telluride by antisite defect suppression through sulfur doping, Nano. Lett. 12, 4523 (2012).

[7]  H. Zhu, et al, Recent progress in ab initio simulations of hafnia-based gate stacks, J. Mater. Sci. 47, 7399 (2012).

[8]  Y. Zhong, et al, The equilibrium morphology of WC particles-a combined ab initio and experimental study, Acta Mater. 59, 3748 (2011).

[9]  H. Zhu, M. Aindow and R. Ramprasad, Stability and work function of TiCxN1-x alloy surfaces: Density functional theory calculations, Phys. Rev. B 80, 201406 (R) (2009).