ZhiFeng Huang
Associate Professor
(313) 5772791
(313) 5773932 (fax)
356 Physics
Websites
ZhiFeng Huang
Research Interest/Area of Expertise

Theoretical condensed matter physics and materials modeling

Multiplescale 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
Selected Publications
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 metalsemiconductor nanoparticle composites", Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 173104 (2014).
S. K. Mkhonta, K. R. Elder, and Z.F. Huang, "Exploring the complex world of twodimensional ordering with three modes", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 035501 (2013).
Z.F. Huang, "Scalecoupling and interfacepinning effects in the phasefieldcrystal 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, "Phasefieldcrystal 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 amplitudeequation analysis of the phasefieldcrystal model", Phys. Rev. B 81, 165421 (2010).
X. D. Liu, R. P. Panguluri, Z.F. Huang, and B. Nadgorny, "Double percolation transition in superconductorferromagnet nanocomposites", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 035701 (2010).
K. R. Elder, Z.F. Huang, and N. Provatas, "Amplitude expansion of the binary phasefieldcrystal 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).
Currently Teaching

PHY 4700 Introduction to Biomedical Physics
Courses taught
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 (calculusbased)
PHY 2170/2175 General Physics I (calculusbased)
PHY 2130 General Physics I (algebrabased)