Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Theoretical condensed matter physics and materials modeling
Multiple-scale methods for modeling nonequilibrium soft and solid complex systems; Applications to materials growth, nanostructures formation and dynamics, and topological defects
Theoretical biophysics: Nonlinear dynamics of acute cell injury and brain ischemia
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- B.Sc. Physics, Tsinghua University, China
- Ph.D. Physics, Tsinghua University, China
Awards and Grants
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
WSU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
WSU Career Development Chair Award, 2014
S. K. Mkhonta, K. R. Elder, and Z.-F. Huang, "Emergence of chirality from isotropic interactions of three length scales", Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 205502 (2016).
Z.-F. Huang, "Scaling of alloy interfacial properties under compositional strain", Phys. Rev. E 93, 022803 (2016).
R. Mukherjee, Z.-F. Huang, and B. Nadgorny, "Multiple percolation tunneling staircase in metal-semiconductor nanoparticle composites", Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 173104 (2014).
S. K. Mkhonta, K. R. Elder, and Z.-F. Huang, "Exploring the complex world of two-dimensional ordering with three modes", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 035501 (2013).
Z.-F. Huang, "Scale-coupling and interface-pinning effects in the phase-field-crystal model", Phys. Rev. E 87, 012401 (2013).
D. J. DeGracia, Z.-F. Huang, and S. Huang, "A nonlinear dynamical theory of cell injury", J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 32, 1000 (2012).
Z.-F. Huang, K. R. Elder, and N. Provatas, "Phase-field-crystal dynamics for binary systems: Derivation from dynamical density functional theory, amplitude equation formalism, and applications to alloy heterostructures", Phys. Rev. E 82, 021605 (2010).
Z.-F. Huang and K. R. Elder, "Morphological instability, evolution, and scaling in strained epitaxial films: An amplitude-equation analysis of the phase-field-crystal model", Phys. Rev. B 81, 165421 (2010).
X. D. Liu, R. P. Panguluri, Z.-F. Huang, and B. Nadgorny, "Double percolation transition in superconductor-ferromagnet nanocomposites", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 035701 (2010).
K. R. Elder, Z.-F. Huang, and N. Provatas, "Amplitude expansion of the binary phase-field-crystal model", Phys. Rev. E 81, 011602 (2010).
Z.-F. Huang and K. R. Elder, "Mesoscopic and microscopic modeling of island formation in strained film epitaxy", Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 158701 (2008).
PHY 4700 Introduction to Biomedical Physics
PHY 7500 Statistical Mechanics
PHY 6410 Quantum Physics II
PHY 6400 Quantum Physics I
PHY 3700 Mathematics for Biomedical Physics
PHY 2180/2185 General Physics II (calculus-based)
PHY 2170/2175 General Physics I (calculus-based)
PHY 2130 General Physics I (algebra-based)