Past HiPSEC members

Jinlong Zhu, Ph.D.

183Research Associate
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: (505) 920-8824; E-mail:

(1) Studies of novel metastable materials using high pressure methods, especially focusing on advanced materials including nano-functional ferroelectric materials, superconductors, multiferroic compounds, clathrate hydrate materials, and lithium battery materials (2) In situ Neutron and Synchrotron diffraction studies of delicate crystal structure of nano materials, clathrates, ion transfer/disordered materials and charge distributions, combined with Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) (3) pair distribution function and small angle diffraction studies on nano materials.

Yi Zhang

2inchResearch Associate

Department of Physics and Astronomy


My research focus is on the phase transition of solids and their electron, phonon, and ion transport at high temperature and high pressure conditions. Materials of interests include strongly-correlated f-electron materials, superhard materials, iron-based superconductors, thermoelectric materials, and Li-rich superionic materials. With the help of in-house computation facility and petascale supercomputer in Oak Ridge National Lab, I apply and develop novel first-principles DFT and molecular dynamics methods and software packages to understand and predict new material behavior. Currently I am training three graduate students and one undergraduate student on various projects. I have published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and 20 presentations from HiPSEC-NNSA projects.

Post-doctoral scholars

Farzana Nasreen

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Physics & Astronomy
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I study strongly correlated electron behaviours such as heavy fermion behaviour, Kondo volume collapse and valence fluctuation phenomena in rare earth and actinide intermetallic and organometallic compounds. I use x-ray diffraction, x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES), resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy (RXES) and physical bulk property measurements at low temperature-high magnetic field and high pressure conditions.


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