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Duming Zhang

Duming Zhang is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State. His doctoral research used low temperature magneto-transport measurements to study the superconducting proximity effect and ferromagnetism in nanostructured and thin film topological insulators. Duming is working with Nikolai Zhitenev and Joseph Stroscio to develop new methods for measuring the transport and atomic scale characteristics of topological insulators and transition metal dichalcogenide materials.
Selected Publications:
  • Hedgehog spin texture and Berry’s phase tuning in a magnetic topological insulator, S.-Y. Xu, M. Neupane, C. Liu, D. Zhang, A. Richardella, L. A. Wray, N. Alidoust, M. Leandersson, T. Balasubramanian, J. Sanchez-Barriga, O. Rader, G. Landolt, B. Slomski, J. Hugo Dil, J. Osterwalder, T.-R. Chang, H.-T. Jeng, H. Lin, A. Bansil, N. Samarth, and M. Zahid Hasan, Nature Physics 8, 616–622 (2012).
  • Superconducting proximity effect and possible evidence for Pearl vortices in a candidate topological insulator, D. Zhang, J. Wang, A. M. DaSilva, J. S. Lee, H. R. Gutierrez, M. H. W. Chan, J. Jain, and N. Samarth, Physical Review B 84, 165120 (2011).
  • Polarized Rayleigh back-scattering from individual semiconductor nanowires, D. Zhang, J. Wu, Q. Lu, H. R. Gutierrez, and P. C. Eklund, Nanotechnology 21, 315202 (2010).
Staff Photo - Duming Zhang


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Energy Research Group


B.S. Applied Physics – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Ph.D. Physics – Penn State


Phone: 301-975-4029