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  Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D.Condensed Matter Physics, Tohoku University, Japan, 1992.
M.Phil.Condensed Matter Physics, Tohoku University, Japan, 1990.
M.S.Solid State Photo-electronics, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 1986.
B.S.Physics, Zhejiang University, China, 1983.


2016 – presentChair Professor and Director, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau
2009 – 2015Central Government “Thousand Talent Scheme” Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
2004 – presentAdjunct Professor, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics & Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China
2004 – 2009Guest Professor, University of Science & Technology of China
2004 – 2009Chao Kuang Piu Professor, Zhejiang University, China
1994 – 2015Professor (2004), Associate Professor (2001), Assistant Professor (1994), Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
1992 – 1994Research Fellow of Japanese Science & Technology Agency, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan
1986 – 1987Lecturer, Department of Materials Science, Shanghai University of Science & Technology


   Research Interests

    •   Nano structured electronic materials
    •   Carbon nanotubes, graphene and 2D materials
    •   ZnO crystal thin films, wide-gap semiconductors and their photo-electronic devices

   Research Group


   Ph.D. Courses

    •   Advanced Quantum Mechanics (APME825)



  1. M. M. Chen, D. Y. Yong, C. X. Wu, Z. Shen, A. Q. Chen, Y. Zhu, B. C. Pan, Z. K. Tang, “Stabilization of BeZnO alloy by S incorporation: A density functional theory investigation”, J. Alloys Compounds, 658, 636-641 (2016).
  2. D. Y. Yong, H. Y. He, Z. K. Tang, S. H. Wei, B. C. Pan, “H-stabilized shallow acceptors in N-doped ZnO”, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 235207 (2015).
  3. Z. Q. Lin, X. C. Gui, Z. P. Zeng, B. H. Liang, W. J. Chen, M. Liu, Y. Zhu, A. Y. Cao, Z. K. Tang, “Biomimetic Carbon Nanotube Films with Gradient Structure and Locally Tunable Mechanical Property”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 7173-7179 (2015).
  4. D. D. Wang and Z. K. Tang*, “Direct Measurement of Raman Scattering Tensor of Orientation-Fixed Single Iodine Molecules”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 3934-3942 (2015).
  5. C. Zhao, Y. Zhu, Y. Su, Z. Guan, A. Chen, X. Ji, X. Gui, R. Xiang, Z. Tang, “Tailoring Plasmon Resonances in Aluminium Nanoparticle Arrays Fabricated Using Anodic Aluminium Oxide”, Adv. Opt. Mater. 3, 248-256 (2015)


2012Top 50 of the Most Cited Papers in the past 50 Years of Applied Physics Letters, issue of the 50th Year Celebration 
2007Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, HKSAR
2005Chang Jiang Scholar, Chinese Ministry of Education
2004Outstanding Oversea Chinese Youth Fellowship
2003National Natural Science Award (2nd class)
2001Two research papers [Nature (2000), Science (2001)] were selected as Top 20 most important scientific papers in the year, by Nikkei Advanced
Technology (Japan)
2001The research work “Superconductivity in 0.4nm Diameter Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes” was highlighted as 11 Most Important Achievements in
Physics in the Year, by PhyscisWeb of The Institute of Physics (USA) (
2000Natural Science Award (2nd class), Chinese Ministry of Education
2000The research work “Discovery of the World’s Smallest Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes” was listed as Top 10 World Scientific News in the Year, voted by Chinese Academicians
2000The research work “World’s Smallest Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes” was highlighted as 4 Most Important Achievements in the Field of Nano
Materials in the Year, by Chemical Engineering News (USA)
1987-1992Japanese Government Research Studentship


2011 – presentAssociate Director, Academic Board, State Key Laboratory of Luminescence & Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS
2011 – presentEditor, Solid State Communication
2010 – presentEditor, ISRN Nanotechnology (Hindawi)
2006 – 2011Editor, NANO (World Scientific)
2005 – presentSpecial invited Editor, Chinese Science Bulletin
2005 – 2015Director, Postgraduate Degree Program of Nano Science and Nano Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
2004 – presentPanel Member, Division of Materials & Engineering, National Science Foundation
2004 – presentAssociate Director, Luminescence Branch of the Chinese Physics Society
2001 – presentCouncil Member, Luminescence Branch of the Chinese Physics Society
2001 – 2007Associate Editor-in-Chief, (the 7th & 8th Board), Chinese Journal of Luminescence
2001 – presentEditorial Board, Chinese Journal of Luminescence