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Ruixing Zhang

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Physics, Penn State University (2018)
  • BSc, Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (2012)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee (2021)
  • Joint Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland (2018-2021)
  • Research Assistant, Penn State University (2016-2018)


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  • Topological insulators and semimetals
  • Majorana materialization, unconventional superconductivity, and topological quantum information processing
  • Floquet topological systems
  • Twistronics and moiré physics
  • Experimental realization and detection of SPT phase
  • Luttinger liquids
  • Valleytronics and Spintronics

Awards and Recognitions

Selected Honors
  • Joint Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland (2018)
  • 8th Peter Eklund Lecturing Award, Penn State University (2017)
  • David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship, Penn State University (2014-2016)


Selected Publications

Google Scholar Profile

  • R.-X. Zhang*, S. Das Sarma, "Anomalous Floquet Chiral Topological Superconductivity in a Topological Insulator Sandwich Structure", Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 067001 (2021)

  • R.-X. Zhang*, S. Das Sarma, “Intrinsic Time-reversal-invariant Topological Superconductivity in Thin Films of Iron-based Superconductors”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 137001 (2021)

(Cover Article for Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol 126, Issue 13,

(Cover Article for Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol 123, Issue 16,

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