Peihong Zhang, PhD

Professor

303 Fronczak
(716) 645-6077
pzhang3@buffalo.edu
Website

Education

  • BS, Physics, Xiamen (Amoy) University, China – 1993
  • MS, AMO, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China – 1996
  • PhD, Condensed Matter Physics, Pennsylvania State University – 2001
  • Postdoctoral Research at UC Berkeley

Research Area

Specialties

Ab initio calculations of electronic, structural, and magnetic properties of materials, Materials design from first principles, Nanostructured materials and their applications, High performance computing

Research Interests

My long-term research objectives are unified around the theme of understanding and predicting materials properties from first principles, with emphases on nanostructured and other novel materials, computational materials design, and development of new theoretical and computational techniques.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010
  • Doctoral New Investigator Award, American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, 2009
  • The Xerox Award for outstanding PhD thesis in the area of materials, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Speeding up GW Calculations to Meet the Challenge of Large Scale Quasiparticle Predictions, Scientific Reports 6, 36849(2016).
  • Phonon Assisted Cross-over from Nonmagnetic Peierls Insulator to Magnetic Stoner Metal, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 176401(2014).
  • Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effect in the NV- Center in Diamond, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 146403 (2011).
  • Quasiparticle Band Gap of ZnO: High Accuracy from Conventional GW Approach, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 146401 (2010).
  • Defect-induced Intrinsic Magnetism in Wide-gap Nitrides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 17204 (2008).
  • Electron-phonon Renormalization in Cuprates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 067005 (2007)
  • Nonlocal Screening, Electron-phonon Coupling, and Phonon Renormalization in Metals, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 225502 (2005).
  • Computational Design of Direct Bandgap Semiconductors that Lattice Match Silicon, Nature 409, 69 (2001).
  • Gapping by Squashing: Metal-insulator Transitions in Collapsed Carbon Nanotubes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2453 (2000).
  • Plastic Deformations of Carbon Nanotubes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5346 (1998).

For a complete list of publications, please see Google Scholar and Researchid.