Ruiqi Zhang


Tulane University
Department of Physics
Thomas Hall room 202
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: (915) 227-4657

Ruiqi Zhang received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, P. R. China in 2018. He is currently a postdoc with Jianwei Sun at Tulane University.

Research Interests
Strongly correlated systems, Design of Two-dimensional Functional Materials, and Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT

Awards and Achievements

  • 2014-2015 National Scholarship of P. R. China

  • 2016-2017 National Scholarship of P. R. China


  • Ruiqi Zhang, Lili Zhang, Qijing Zheng, Peifei Gao, Jin Zhao, and Jinlong Yang, Direct Z-Scheme Water Splitting Photocatalyst Based on Two-Dimensional Van Der Waals Heterostructures, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 5419–5424.

  • Ruiqi Zhang, Zhenyu Li, and Jinlong Yang, Two-Dimensional Stoichiometric Boron Oxides as a Versatile Platform for Electronic Structure Engineering, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 4347–4353

  • Ruiqi Zhang, Xiaojun Wu, and Jinlong Yang, Block of Ultrafast and Directional Diffusion of Li on Phosphorene with Intrinsic Defects, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 4001-4006

  • Ruiqi Zhang, Bin Li, and Jinlong Yang, Effects of stacking order, layer number and external electric field on electronic structures of few-layer C2N-h2D, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 14062-14070

  • Ruiqi Zhang, Zhenpeng Hu, Bin Li, and Jinlong Yang, Efficient Method for Fast Simulation of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with a Tip Effect, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118, 8953–8959