Research Interests

The Zhang Research Group addresses urgent national needs in sustainable energy, environment, technology and security through remarkable quantum-mechanical computational discoveries. Our research covers first-principles structural and electronic properties of a broad range of solid-state materials, from crystalline and amorphous semiconductors, metals and nanostructures to carbon nanotubes. In particular, we study the physics and chemistry behind the formation of novel nanostructures, defect and doping physics, hydrogen storage and new method development. Our group is lead by Shengbai Zhang, Professor in Physics and Senior Chair of the Kodosky Constellation in Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Professor Zhang speaks at School of Science Dean's Seminar Series May 2013
Kodosky Distiguished Lecture Series: Professor Pierre Hohenberg, NYU, April 2013
Professor Zhang presents Condensed Matter Seminar at Washington University October 2012
Professor Zhang speaks at RPI Sustainability Seminar April 2012
Zhang Group discusses energy transfer on hydrogenated graphene at APS March 2012
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