ZHAO Yusheng Chair Professor


Research Areas

  • High-Pressure Physics
  • Neutron Diffraction Technology

Educational Background

1992 State University of New York (Stony Brook)  Ph.D.

1985 Peking University  Master of Science

1982 Peking University  Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience

2016-Now Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Chair Professor

2010-2015 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Professor

1996-2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory  Staff Scientist, Team Leader

1994-1996 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Postdoctor

1992-1994 California Institute of Technology, Postdoctor

Honors & Awards

Chair Professor of Peking University

Chair Researcher of CAS  

Selected Publication

◆Wang, Y. G., J. J. Ying, Z. Y. Zhou, J. L. Sun, T. Wen, Y. N. Zhou, N. N. Li, Q. Zhang, F. Han, Y. M. Xiao, P. Chow, W. G. Yang*, V. V. Struzhkin*, Y. S. Zhao*, and H. K. Mao, Emergent superconductivity in an iron-based honeycomb lattice initiated by pressure-driven spin-crossover. Nat. Commun., 9, 1914, (2018).
◆ Wang, Y. G.*, Z. Y. Zhou, T. Wen, Y. N. Zhou, N. N. Li, F. Han, Y. M. Xiao, P. Chow, J. L. Sun, M. Pravica, A. L. Cornelius, W. G. Yang*, and Y. S. Zhao*, Pressure-Driven Cooperative Spin-Crossover, Large-Volume Collapse, and Semiconductor-to-Metal Transition in Manganese(II) Honeycomb Lattices. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 15751−15757, (2016).
◆ Wang, S. M. *, H. Ge*, S. L. Sun, J. Z. Zhang, F. M. Liu, X. D. Wen, X. H. Yu, L. P. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. W. Xu, J. C. Neuefeind, Z. F. Qin, C. F. Chen, C. Q. Jin, Y. W. Li, D. W. He and Y. S. Zhao*, A New molybdenum nitride catalyst with rhombohedral MoS2 structure for hydrogenation applications. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 4815, (2015).
◆ Zhu, J., S. Du, X. Yu, J. Zhang, H. Xu, S. C. Vogel, T. C. Germann, J. S. Francisco, F. Izumi, K. Momma, Y. Kawamura, C. Jin, and Y. Zhao*, Encapsulation kinetics and dynamics of carbon monoxide in clathrate hydrate. Nat. Commun., 5, 4128, (2014).
◆ Yu, X., J. Zhu, S. Du, H. Xu, S. C. Vogel, J. Han, T. C. Germann, J. Zhang, C. Jin, J. S. Francisco, and Y. Zhao*, Crystal structure and encapsulation dynamics of ice II-structured neon hydrate. Proc. Nat. Aca. Sci., 111 (29) 10456-10461, (2014).