Professor Xiangrong Wang obtained his BSc degree (1984) from Wuhan University and PhD degree (1990) from the University of Rochester. He joined the Physics Department of HKUST in 1992.
Professor Wang was a CUSPEA (China-US Physics Examination and Application) student in class 1984 (from Wuhan University) and a Minnesota Supercomputer Institute Research Fellow (1991-92). He is a guest professor of Shangdong University, Wuhan University, Beijing Normal University, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is on the Advisory Board, Division of Theoretical and Computational Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Wang is working in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical physics. His main research interests include spintronics, metal-insulator transitions and quantum Hall effect; mesoscopic physics in hopping and variable-range hopping conductions; nonlinear electron transport in superlattices, quantum wires and quantum dots; quantum entanglements and quantum computation; novel properties in nano-structures; and critical phenomena.
"Proximity and anomalous field-effect characteristics in double-wall carbon nanotubes", Jie Lu, L. M. Peng, Sun Yin, Z. Z. Sun and X. R. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 052109 (2007).
"Theoretical limit in the magnetization reversal of Stoner particles", X.R. Wang and Z.Z. Sun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 077201 (2007).
"Magnetization reversal through synchronization with a microwave", Z.Z. Sun and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 74, 132401 (2006).
"Theoretical limit of the minimal magnetization switching and the optimal field pulse for Stoner particles", Z.Z. Sun and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 077205 (2006).
"Strategy to reduce minimal magnetization switching field for Stoner particles", Z.Z. Sun and X.R. Wang, Phy. Rev. B 73, 092416 (2006).
"Explanation to the resistance anomaly observed in nanowires", S. Yin, Z. Z. Sun, J. Lu and X. R. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 233110 (2006).
"Quantum growth of magnetic nanoplatelets of Co on Si with high blocking temperature", M.H. Pan, H. Liu, J.Z. Wang, J.F. Jia, Q.K. Xue, J.L. Li, S.Y. Qin, U.M. Mirdaidov, X.R. Wang, J.T. Market, Z.Y. Zhang and C.K. Shihng, Nano Letters 5, 87 (2005).
"Magnetocohesive force of a ferromagnetic quantum point contact", Y.X. Li, K. Xia and X.R. Wang, Europhysics Lett. 70, 244 (2005).
"Self-sustained current oscillations in superlattices and the van der Pol equation", Z.Z. Sun, Y. Sun, X.R. Wang, J.P. Cao, Y.P. Wang and Y.Q. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 182110 (2005).
"Limit cycle induced frequency locking in self-sustained current oscillations of superlattices", Z.Z. Sun, H.T. He, J.N. Wang, S.D. Wang and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 70, 045315 (2004).
"Anti-resonance scattering at defect levels in the quantum conductance of a one-dimensional system", X.R. Wang, Y.P. Wang and Z.Z. Sun, Phys. Rev. B 65, 193402 (2002).
"A metallic phase in quantum Hall systems due to inter-Landau-band mixing" G. Xiong, S. D. Wang, Q. Niu, D.C. Tian and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 216802 (2001).
"Nonclassical behavior in the capacitance of a nanojunction" J.G. Hou, B. Wang, J. Yang, X.R. Wang, H.Q. Wang, .S. Zhu and X.D. Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5321 (2001).
"Dephasing of conduction electrons due to zero-point fluctuation", X. R. Wang, G. Xiong and S.D. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 61, R5090 (2000) (Rapid Communication).
"A general analysis of instabilities and oscillations of the sequential tunneling in superlattices", X.R. Wang and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. B 59, R12755 (1999) (Rapid Communication).
"Kosterlitz-Thouless Type Metal Insulator Transition of 2D Electron Gas in a Random Magnetic Field", X.C Xie, X.R. Wang and D.Z. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3563 (1998).
"Negative Magnetoresistance in the Nearest-Neighbor Hopping Conduction", X.R. Wang and X.C. Xie, Europhysics Lett. 38, 55 (1997).
"Magnetic-field effects on localization in a fractal lattice", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 53, 12035 (1996).
"Localization in fractal spaces-exact results on the Sierpinski gasket", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 51, 9310 (1995).
"General theorem on the Schrodinger-equation", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 46, 7295 (1992).
"Jahn-Teller Effect in Liquids: General Principles and a Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Cupric Ion in Water", L. Curtiss, J.W. Halley and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 2435 (1992).
"Magnetic-Field Effects on Strongly Localized Electrons", E. Medina, M. Kardar, Y. Shapir and X.R. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1816 (1990).
"Interference of Directed Paths in Disordered Systems", E. Medina, M. Kardar, Y. Shapir and X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 941 (1989).
"Analysis of Multiscaling Structure in Diffusion-Limited Aggregation: A Kinetic Renormalization-Group Approach", X.R Wang, Y. Shapir and M. Rubinstein, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5974 (1989).