Wei ZHU, Ph.D.

School of Science

Strongly-correlated and Topological Condensed Matter Group


Email: zhuwei@westlake.edu.cn


Wei ZHU, Ph.D.

School of Science

Strongly-correlated and Topological Condensed Matter Group


Email: zhuwei@westlake.edu.cn



Dr. Wei ZHU received his B.S. in applied physics (2007) and Ph.D. degree in physics (2012), both from University of Science and Technology of China. After getting his Ph. D. degree, he performed post-doctoral research at California State University Northridge, Princeton University and Los Alamos National Lab. In 2018 he joined Westlake University as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Wei Zhu was awarded Excellent Doctoral Student of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), President Award for PhD student of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012), and Director’s Fellowship of Los Alamos National Lab (2016).

Research Interests

Dr. Zhu's research focuses on quantum mechanical aspects of condensed matter systems in the areas of strongly-correlated and mesoscopic physics, as seen by the entangled electrons or spins. The directions include many aspects of the theoretical condensed matter physics, with a particular focus on topology, fractionalization and correlations. The prospective goal of our research is to exploit state-of-the-art methods, to enable unbiased diagnosis of novel phases and criticalities, and to build effective theories from a microscopic viewpoint.


Selected Publication

1. W. Zhu, D. N. Sheng, and Kun Yang, Topological Interface between Pfaffian and Anti-Pfaffian Order in ν=5/2 Quantum Hall Effect,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 146802 (2020)

2. W. Zhu, Zhoushen Huang, Y. C. He and X. D. Wen, Entanglement Hamiltonian of many-body dynamics in strongly-correlated systems, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 100605 (2020)

3. S. Hu, W. Zhu, Sebastian Eggert, Y. C. He, Dirac spin liquid in s=1/2 triangular Heisenberg Antiferromagnetism,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 207203 (2019) [Editor suggestion]

4. Z. F. Wang , Bing Liu, and W. Zhu, Hourglass Fermion in Two-Dimensional Material,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 126403 (2019).

5. W. Zhu and D. N. Sheng, Disorder-driven transition in \nu=5/2 fractional quantum Hall effect

Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 056804 (2019)

6. W. Zhu, S. S. Gong, D. N. Sheng, Identifying spinon excitation from dynamic spin structure factor of S=1/2  Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the Kagome lattice.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 116, 5437 (2019)

7. W. Zhu, Xiao Chen, Yin-Chen He and William Witczak-Krempa, Entanglement signatures of emergent Dirac fermions: Kagome spin liquid and quantum criticality,

Science Advances 2018: Vol. 4, eaat5535. 

8. Z Huang, W Zhu, DP Arovas, JX Zhu, AV Balatsky, Invariance of topological indices under Hilbert space truncation,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 016403 (2018)

9. L. Wang, N. Chepiga, D.-K. Ki, L. Li, F. Li, W. Zhu, Y. Kato, O.S. Ovchinnikova, F. Mila, I. Martin, D. Mandrus, A. F.  Morpurgo, Controlling the topological sector of magnetic solitons in  exfoliated Cr1/3NbS2 crystals, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 257203 (2017)   [Editor's Suggestion]

10. B. Fu, W. Zhu, Q.-W. Shi, Q. Li, J. Yang, and  Z.-Y. Zhang, Accurate Determination of the Quasiparticle and Scaling Properties Surrounding the Quantum Critical Point of Disordered Three-Dimensional Dirac Semimetals,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 146401 (2017)

11. W. Zhu,  S.-S. Gong, T.-S. Zeng, Liang Fu, and D.N. Sheng, Interaction-Driven  Spontaneous Quantum Hall Effect on a Kagome Lattice, 

Phys. Rev.  Lett. 117, 096402 (2016)

12. W. Zhu,  S. S. Gong, F. D. M. Haldane, D. N. Sheng, The Fractional Quantum Hall      States at \nu=13/5 and 12/5 and their Non-Abelian Nature, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 126805 (2015)

13. W. Zhu,   S. S. Gong, F. D. M. Haldane, D. N. Sheng, Identifying Non-Abelian  Topological Order through Minimal Entangled States, 

Phys. Rev.  Lett. 112, 096803 (2014)

14. S. S. Gong, W. Zhu, D. N. Sheng, O. I. Motrunich, Matthew P. A. Fisher, Plaquette ordered phase and quantum  spin liquid in the spin-1/2 J1-J2 square Heisenberg model, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 027201 (2014)

15. S. S. Gong,W. Zhu, D. N. Sheng, Emergent      Chiral Spin Liquid: Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in a Kagome Heisenberg Model, 

Scientific Reports 4, 6317 (2014)

16. W. Zhu,  Q. W. Shi, J. G. Hou and X. R. Wang, Comment on ``Interaction-Induced Shift of the Cyclotron Resonance of Graphene Using Infrared Spectroscopy'', 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 159703(2010)

17. W. Zhu,  Q. W. Shi, X. R. Wang, J. Chen, J. L. Yang and J. G. Hou, Shape of Disorder-Broadened Landau Subbands in Graphene, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 056803(2009)

Contact Info:

Email: zhuwei@westlake.edu.cn