Dr. Zhedong Zhang received his B.S. from Shenzhen University in 2009 and Ph.D. degree in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2016. During 2016-2017, he worked as postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at University of California Irvine. Since 2017, he has been working as the Robert A. Welch postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. He joined the Department of Physics at City University of Hong Kong in 2020 as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Zhang’s research interest mainly focuses on two fields: (1) nonlinear optical spectroscopy and (2) quantum thermodynamics for nanomaterials. The first one is to develop the time- and spatial-resolved nonlinear spectroscopies (e.g., using X-ray and quantum properties of light) to study the molecular relaxation and radiative processes. The second one aims at the nonequilibrium thermodynamics of mesoscopic systems, transiting from the microscopic to larger scales. He has about 25 professional publications on high-profile journals, e.g., Phys. Rev. Lett., Optica, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Phys. Rev. A and Phys. Rev. B.
1. Nonlinear spectroscopy with quantum optical fields for nanomaterials
2. Statistical mechanics in mesoscopic scale
3. Ultrafast strong-field nonlinear spectroscopy of molecules
4. Molecular quantum electrodynamics