Zhang Shousheng

Academic Posts

JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor, department of physics, Stanford University.
Qianren visiting professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Tsinghua University.
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Interest

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics, including quantum spin Hall effect, topological
  • insulators and superconductors, quantum spintronics, cuprate and pnictide
  • superconductors, superfluidity and magnetism.

Professional Experiences

1987–1989, Postdoctoral Research fellow, ITP UCSB, USA
1989–1993, Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
1993–2010, Professor of Physics, Stanford University, USA
2004–present, Professor of Electrical Engineering, by courtesy, Co-director of the IBM. Stanford center for spintronics, Stanford University, USA
2009–present, Qianren visiting professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Tsinghua University, China
2010–present, JG Jackson and CJ Wood Professor of Physics, Stanford University, USA

Education

1983, Department of Physics, Free University of Berlin, Bachelor
1987, Department of Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook, PhD

Awards & Honors

1992, Outstanding Young Researcher Award (awarded by the Oversea Chinese Physicist Association)
1993, IBM Research Division Outstanding Innovation Award
2006, Fellow of the American Physical Society
2007, Guggenheim Fellow
2009, Humboldt Research Prize
2010, Europhysics Prize, Gutenberg Research Award 2011, Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scientist (awarded by Qiu-Shi Foundation and Chinese Association of Science)
2012, Dirac Medal and Prize, Oliver Buckley Prize
2013, Yuri Milner Fundamental Physics Frontiers Prize

Contact

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Fax: +86-10-6278-1886