Hongwei Wang


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC 721
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122



I am a postdoc in physics department of temple university,and I received my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Jilin University (2008) and a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from University of Science and Technology of China.

Research Interests
My main research interests are in the first-principles design and understanding of ferroelectric, magnetic, and multiferroic
materials for sustainable energy technologies and next generation low-power electronic devices.  Besides complex bulk systems, I can also study some artificial materials such as defect, thin films, and heterostructures.

Relevant Publications

  • Hongwei Wang, Karin M. Rabe, and Xifan Wu: Stabilization of Highly Polar BiFeO3-like Structure: A New Interface Design Route for Enhanced Ferroelectricity in Artificial Perovskite Superlattices, PHYSICAL REVIEW X 6, 011027 (2016) (APS Viewpoint)
  • Hongwei Wang, Lixin He, and Xifan Wu: Structural instabilities of ATcO3(A=Ca, Sr, Ba) and induced ferroelectricity in CaTcO3by interface engineering, Computational Materials Science96, 171–177(2015)
  • Hongwei Wang, Igor V. Solovyev, Wenbin Wang, Xiao Wang et al.: Structural and electronic origin of the magnetic structures in hexagonal LuFeO3, Phys. Rev. B 90, 014436(2014)
  • Hongwei Wang, Lixin He and Xifan Wu : Interface enhancement of spin-polar phonon coupling in perovskite multiferroic superlattices, EPL, 100, 17005 (2012)