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 (ChinaUS Physics Examination and Application) student in class 1984 (from Wuhan University) and a Minnesota Supercomputer Institute Research Fellow (199192). 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, metalinsulator transitions and quantum Hall effect; mesoscopic physics in hopping and variablerange hopping conductions; nonlinear electron transport in superlattices, quantum wires and quantum dots; quantum entanglements and quantum computation; novel properties in nanostructures; and critical phenomena. Representative Publications "Proximity and anomalous fieldeffect characteristics in doublewall 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). "Selfsustained 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 selfsustained 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). "Antiresonance scattering at defect levels in the quantum conductance of a onedimensional 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 interLandauband 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 zeropoint 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). "KosterlitzThouless 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 NearestNeighbor Hopping Conduction", X.R. Wang and X.C. Xie, Europhysics Lett. 38, 55 (1997). "Magneticfield effects on localization in a fractal lattice", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 53, 12035 (1996). "Localization in fractal spacesexact results on the Sierpinski gasket", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 51, 9310 (1995). "General theorem on the Schrodingerequation", X. R. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 46, 7295 (1992). "JahnTeller 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). "MagneticField 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 DiffusionLimited Aggregation: A Kinetic RenormalizationGroup Approach", X.R Wang, Y. Shapir and M. Rubinstein, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5974 (1989).
