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G. L. Zhao
Title:
Professor
Office:
Department of Physics, Rm. 111F, James Hall, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, 70813
Phone:
225-771-4491 Ext. 40
Fax:
225-771-2310
Email:
glzhao02@yahoo.com


 

Education

1992, Ph. D., majoring in Solid State Physics with a minor in Computer Science, Iowa
State University, Ames, Iowa.

1983-1988, Graduate student and candidate for Doctor of Science, Solid State Physics,
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

1983, M. S. in Low Temperature Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, Beijing, China.

1977, B. S. in Low Temperature Physics, University of Science and Technology of
China, Hefei, China.


EXPERIENCE

1997- present: Assistant to Associate to full Professor, research and
undergraduate/graduate teaching. Computational and experimental research on
thermoelectric materials, carbon nanotubes and nanobells, doped C60 and related
fullerenes, wide band-gap semiconductors, ceramics, and high Tc superconductors.

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006: Visiting Fellow, Visiting Associate Professor, Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, and Princeton Institute for the Science and
Technology of Materials. Research in developing of a new method for ab-initio
molecular dynamics simulations for materials research. Teaching of Engineering
Mathematics.

1995 - 1996: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Concurrent Computing Laboratory for
Materials Simulations, Louisiana State University. Large-scale computations for the
electronic structure, charge transfer and charge distribution in α− and β−Si3N4 and in
Si(111)/Si3N4 interface.

1994 - 1995: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GM R & D Center, and Department of
Materials and Engineering, University of Michigan. Large scale computations for the
electronic, structural, and mechanical properties of α-Al2O3 and Al2O3 (0001)/Cu (111)
interface.

1992-1994: Postdoctoral Research Associate, under the direction of Professor Joseph
Callaway, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University. Ab-initio
computations of the electronic structure, electron-phonon interaction, and
superconducting properties of YBa2Cu3O7. Successfully solved the anisotropic
Eliashberg gap equations using an accurate electronic structure and phonon spectrum
for the studies of high Tc superconductor YBa2Cu3O7.

1988-1992: Research Assistant, Ames Laboratory, Department of Energy.
Successfully solved the problems in identifying the mechanism for the phonon anomaly
in β-phase NiTi [see, Phys. Rev. B 40, 7999(1989)]. This phonon anomaly is
responsible for a premartensitic phase transformation in NiTi. Prior to our work, several
other groups unsuccessfully attempted to solve this problem.

1986-1988: Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Computational Solid State Physics. Responsible for developing the computer codes for
the calculations of the optical and electronic transport properties of metallic glasses
using the ab-initio LCAO method. Large-scale ab-initio computations for the electronic,
optical, and electronic transport properties of amorphous materials.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

1997-1998, served as a co-Chairman in the Publication Committee of the First
International Conference on New Theories, Discoveries, and Applications of
Superconductors and Related Materials (New 3SC-1).

1997-1998, served in the Editorial Board for the proceedings of the First
International Conference on New Theories, Discoveries and Applications of
Superconductors and Related Materials.

1998-present, served as a manuscript referee for professional research journals that
include International Journal of Modern Physics, Physica C, Journal of Materials
Science, Solid State Communications, European Physical Journal B, and Journal of
Vacuum Science and Technology B.

2004-present, served as a proposal reviewer for U.S. Civilian Research and
Development Foundation.


BELOW ARE SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN PHYSICS, IN EDUCATION, AND OTHERS

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Physics Publications:

27. G. L. Zhao, S. Yang, D. Bagayoko, J. Tang, Z.J. Wang, “Electronic structure of C60 semiconductors under controlled doping with B, N, and Co atoms”, Diamond & Related Materials vol. 17, 749. (2008).

26. D. Bagayoko, L. Franklin, G. L. Zhao, and H. Jin, Comment on “Band gap bowing and electron localization of GaxIn1-xN”, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 103, 96101. (2008).

25. D. Bagayoko, L. Franklin, H. Jin, and G. L. Zhao, “Comments on Band structures and optical spectra of InN polymorphs: Influence of quasiparticle and excitonic effects”. Physical Review B, Vol 76, 037101 . (2007).

24. H. Jin, G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, “Calculated optical properties of wurtzite InN” JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol 101, 033123 . (2007).

23. G. L. Zhao and D. Bagayoko,” A Proposed New Measurement of the Superconducting Gap in YBa2Cu3O7”, International Journal of Modern Physics B Vol 21, pp. 3290 - 3293 . (2007).

22. G. L. Zhao and D. Bagayoko, “A Universal Relation between the Densities of States near Van Hove Singularities and the Effective Electron Masses in 1-Dimensional Materials”, International Journal of Modern Physics B Vol 21, pp. 3477 – 3480. (2007).

21. G L Zhao and D Bagayoko,”Ab-Initio Density Functional Calculations of the Growth and Structural Properties of Short Carbon Nanobells”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol 61, 1341 . (2007).

20. G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang, “Optical properties of aligned carbon nanotube mats for photonic applications”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 99, 114311. (2006).

19. H. Jin, G. L. Zhao, and D. Bagayoko, “Density functional band gaps of AlAs”, Physical Review B, vol. 73, 245214. (2006).

18. Selected for publication by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, June 19, 2006, Volume 13, Issue 24, “Optical properties of aligned carbon nanotube mats for photonic applications”, G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang.. (2006).

17. A. Pullen, G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang, “Structural, elastic, and electronic properties of deformed carbon nanotubes under uniaxial strain”, Physical Review B Vol. 71, 205410 . (2005).

16. Selected for publication by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- June 6, 2005, Volume 11, Issue 22, “Structural, elastic, and electronic properties of deformed carbon nanotubes under uniaxial strain”, by A. Pullen, G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang.. (2005).

15. Hongwei Zhu, Guang-Lin Zhao, Charan Masarapu, David P. Young, Bingqing Wei, “Super-small energy gaps of single-walled carbon nanotube strands”, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol. 86, 203107 . (2005).

14. D. Bagayoko, L. Franklin, and G. L. Zhao, “Predictions of electronic, structural, and elastic properties of cubic InN”, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 96, pp.4297-4301. (2004).

13. G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang, “Effective masses of charge carriers in selected symmorphic and nonsymmorphic carbon nanotubes”, Phys. Rev. B vol. 69, 245416. (2004).

12. Selected for publication by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- July 12, 2004, Volume 10, Issue 2, “Effective masses of charge carriers in selected symmorphic and nonsymmorphic carbon nanotubes”, by G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and L. Yang.. (2004).

11. L. Torrence, D. Bagayoko, and G. L. Zhao, “The BZW Method and the Electronic Properties of Zinc Selenide (ZnSe)”, Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, vol. 66, 1 . (2004).

10. G. L. Zhao, A. Pullen, and D. Bagayoko, “The Metallic Nature of Boron Layers in Magnesium Diboride”, International Journal of Modern Physics B, vol. 17, 5905\. (2003).

9. G. L. Zhao, D. Bagayoko, and E. G. Wang, “Electronic Structure of Short Carbon Nanobells”, Modern Physics Letters B, vol. 17, 375. (2003).

8. D. Bagayoko and G. L. Zhao, “Density of states, charge transfer, and optical properties of magnesium diboride”, International Journal of Modern Physics B 16, 571 . (2002).

7. D. Bagayoko, G. L. Zhao, and S. Hasan, “A Mathematical Solution to the Band Gap Problem”, in Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, Editors J. Govaerts, M. N. Hounkonnou, and A. Z. Msezane, ISBN 981-02-4935-7, (World Scientific, New Jersey, 2002).. (2002).

6. D. Bagayoko, G. L. Zhao, and S. Hasan, “Ab-Initio Description and Prediction of Properties of Carbon-Based and Other Non-Metallic Materials”, Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference (ADC/FCT 2001), p. 544.. (2001).

5. G. L. Zhao and D. Bagayoko, “Anomalous Isotope Effect in Low and High Tc Superconductors: the Contribution of the Electronic Structure”, Physica C, 364-365, 21. (2001).

4. D. Bagayoko and G. L. Zhao, “Predicted Electronic Properties of Cubic Si3N4”, Physica C, 364- 365, 261. (2001).

3. N. E. Brener, J. M. Tyler, J. Callaway, D. Bagayoko, and G. L. Zhao, “Electronic Structure and Fermi Surface of CrO2”, Physical Review B 61, 16582. (2000).

2. G. L. Zhao and D. Bagayoko, "Electronic Structure and Charge Transfer in 3C- and 4H-SiC", New Journal of Physics 2, 16.1-16.12 (2000), online 18 July 2000.. (2000).

1. G. L. Zhao and D. Bagayoko, "Temperature Dependence of the Anisotropic Gap in YBa2Cu3O7", Physica C: Superconductivity, Vol. 341-348 (1-4) (2000) pp. 161-162.. (2000).


 


 
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