Conference Schedule: June 16, 2017 (Day 1)



8:30 – 9:00


Opening and Plenary Session

Chair: Prof. Michael Altman

Venue: Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D)

9:00 – 9:10

Opening Speech

Professor Wei Shyy, Executive Vice-President & Provost (HKUST)

9:10 – 9:50

Professor Hai Qing Lin (Beijing Computational Science Research Centre)

"Wilson Ratios and Quantum Phase Transitions" [P]

9:50 – 10:30

Professor Minn-Tsong Lin (National Taiwan University)

“Scanning Tunneling Spectro-microscopic Study on Spintronic Emergent Materials” [P]

10:30 – 11:00

Photo Taking and Tea Break

11:00 – 11:40

Professor Gui Lu Long (Tsinghua University, Beijing)

"Quantum Secure Direct Communication" [P]

11:40 – 13:30

Lunch Break

Session 1.1

2D Materials

Chair: Prof. Wang Yao

Venue: Room 2302

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 2.1

Biophysics and

Soft Matter

Chair: Prof. Yilong Han

Venue: Room 2303

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 3.1

Atomic and Quantum Information

Chair: Prof. Sunny Wang

Venue: Room 2304

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 4.1

Metamaterials and Plasmonic

Chair: Prof. Dangyuan Lei

Venue: Room 2306

(Lifts 17-18)

13:30 – 13:45

Maohai Xie (HKU)

“A STM study of epitaxial monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides” [I]

Yilin Wu (CUHK)

Weak synchronization and large-scale collective oscillation in dense bacterial suspensions”[I]

Shengwang Du (HKUST)

“Generating Narrowband Photon Pairs with Entanglement”[I]

Kin Hung Fung (PolyU)


Dispersive Topological

Photonic Systems”[I]

13:45 - 14:00

Ho Ming Leung (HKUST)

“Giant Plasmonic Circular Dichroism in Ag Staircase Nanostructures”[C]

14:00 – 14:15

Ning Wang (HKUST)

“Probing quantum transport in atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides”[I]

Wei Xu (HKUST)

“Direct numerical simulation of turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection in a vertical thin disk” [C]

Shizhong Zhang (HKU)

“Cold Atomic Gases with Higher Partial Wave”[I]

Che Ting Chan (HKUST)

“Pseudo-spins in classical waves”[I]

14:15 – 14:30

Hyokeun Park (HKUST)

“Observation of dynamic heterogeneity of Orai and STIM molecules before and after store-operated Ca2+ entry” [C]

14:30 – 14:45

Jinglei Chen (HKU)

“Quantum Effects and Phase Tuning in Epitaxial Hexagonal and Monoclinic MoTe2 Monolayers” [C]

Kevin Chun Chan  (CityU)

“Molecular Details of the PH domain of ACAP1 Protein Binding to PIP-containing Membrane” [C]

Xianxin Guo (HKUST)

“Frequency-bin entanglement with tunable phase” [C]

H.C. Ong (CUHK)

“Study of the angular momentum of light from plasmonic crystals” [C]



14:45 – 15:00

Man Kit Cheng (HKUST)

“Large-area Epitaxial Growth of MoSe2 via an Incandescent Molybdenum Source” [C]

Jeffrey Burkhartsmeyer (HKUST)

“Measuring the effect of laser-induced shock waves on nano-aggregates in liquid with Pump-Probe spectroscopy” [C]

Xu-Chen Yang (CityU)

“Theory on the suppression of charge noise using barrier control of a singlet-triplet qubit” [C]

Tsz Kit Yung (HKUST)

“Reflection phase measurements by thick-gap Fabry-Perot interferometry and correction of numerical aperture effect” [C]

15:00 – 15:15

Jun-Qiu Zhang (HKU)

“One-dimensional phosphorus chain and two-dimensional blue phosphorene grown on Au(111) by molecular-beam epitaxy” [C]

Kai Yin Leung (HKUST)

“Temporal Integration in Modular Neural Networks with Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity” [C]

Chengxian Zhang (CityU)

“Enhancing the gate fidelity of singlet-triplet qubits using symmetric barrier control and optimized pulse sequences” [C]

Xiaonan Zhang (HKUST)

“Acoustic Coherent Perfect Absorption” [C]

15:15 – 15:30

Yawei Dai (HKU)

“Ultrathin layers of beta-tellurene grown on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite by molecular-beam epitaxy”[C]

Bo Song (HKUST)

“Realization of symmetry-protected topological phase with ultracold $^{173}$Yb fermions” [C]

Ho-Pui Ho  (CUHK)

“Optical trapping and optofluidics with localised heating in plasmonic random metallic nano-islands” [C]

15:30 – 16:00

Tea Break

Venue: Outside Room 2304 (Lifts 17-18)

Session 1.2

Chemical Physics

Chair: Prof. Jeff Huang

Venue: Room 2302

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 2.2

Computational Physics

Chair: Prof. Junyi Zhu

Venue: Room 2303

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 3.2


Chair: Dr. Xiao Xiao

Venue: Room 2304

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 4.2

Solar and Spin Physics

Chair: Prof. Stephen Tsang

Venue: Room 2306

(Lifts 17-18)

16:00 – 16:15

Jian Fang Wang (CUHK)

“Active Plasmon Switching” [I]

Dong-Bo Zhang (CSRC)

“Pre-melting hcp to bcc Transition in Beryllium” [I]

Tat Shing Choi (HKUST)

“Congestion Dynamics in the Taiwan Highway System” [C]

Sai Wing Tsang (CityU)

“18% High-Efficiency Air-processed Perovskite Solar Cells Made in a Humid Atmosphere of 70% RH” [I]

16:15 – 16:30


“Synchronization stability optimization and the application in power grids” [C]

16:30 – 16:45

Chi-Hang Lam (PolyU)

“Emergent facilitation behavior in a distinguishable-particle lattice model of glass” [I]

Xiaoxiao Fu (CityU)

“Energetics of hexagonal boron nitride nanostructures: edge dependence and truncation effect” [C]

Tsz Ki Chau (HKUST)

“Possible domain pattern structures in modulated systems” [C]

Philip C. Y. Chow (HKUST)

“Aggregation of molecular acceptors in non-fullerene organic solar cells: an optical study” [C]

16:45 – 17:00

Jingzhao Zhang (CUHK)

“Hydrogen Surfactant Assisted Coherent Growth of GaN on ZnO” [C]


“Average Communicability and Network Topology” [C]

Yaoguang Yu (CityU)

“A two step method to synthesize CoO photocatalyst for solar hydrogen evolution” [C]

17:00 – 17:15

Ophelia K. C. Tsui (HKUST)

“Modulation of the Effective Viscosity of Polymer Films by Ultraviolet Ozone Treatment” [C]

Feng Wang (HKUST)

“Superheat limit of hard-sphere crystals” [C]

Rundong Zhao (HKBU)

“Interlocking mechanism between molecular gears attached to surfaces” [C]

Haifeng Li (UMacau)

“Magnetic frustration in the SrRE2O4 (RE = rare earth) compounds” [I]

17:15 – 17:30

Pak Man Yiu (HKUST)

“Direct Observation of Current Pulse Induced Periodic Vibration in a Metallic Glass Foil” [C]

17:30 –17:45

Kwing To Lai (CUHK)

“Coexistence of spin ordering and effective spin-half dimers in a new-structure-type ladder compound Sr2Co3S2O3” [C]

Conference Schedule: June 17, 2017 (Day 2)



Session 1.3


and Correlated Electrons

Chair: Prof. Swee Kuan Goh

Venue: Room 2302

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 2.3

Topological Materials

Chair: Prof. Gyu Boong Jo

Venue: Room 2303

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 3.3

Semiconductor Device Physics

Chair: Prof. Haifeng Li

Venue: Room 2304

(Lifts 17-18)

Session 4.3

Particle, Nuclear and Astrophysics

Chair: Prof. Jenny Lee

Venue: Room 2306

(Lifts 17-18)

9:00– 9:30

Jinguang Cheng (IoP)

“Temperature-pressure phase diagram and enhanced spin fluctuations near the optimal Tc of FeSe under high pressure” [I]

Rolf Lortz (HKUST)

“Nematic topological superconducting phase in Nb-doped Bi2Se3” [I]

Guichuang Xing (UMacau)

“Efficient light emission from Metal-Halide Perovskites” [I]

Stephen Ng (HKU)

“The Physics and Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae” [I]

9:30 – 9:45

Qun Niu (CUHK)

“Quasilinear quantum magnetoresistance in pressure-induced nonsymmorphic superconductor CrAs” [C]

Wensheng Gao (HKUST)

“Controlling Interface States in 1D Photonic Crystals by tuning Bulk Geometric Phases” [C]

Hang Yin (HKBU)

“Thick Film High Performance Bulk-heterojunction Solar Cells Retaining 90% PCEs of the Optimized Thin Film Cells” [C]

Yi Wang (HKUST)

“Inflation as a Particle Physics Collider”  [I]

9:45 – 10:00

Chang-woo Cho (HKUST)

“Magnetic torque and calorimetric evidence for the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state in the KFe_{2}As_{2} superconductor” [C]

Bowen Xia (HKUST)

“Prediction of some two-dimensional organic topological insulators” [C]

Hrisheekesh  Thachoth  Chandran (CityU)

“Direct free carrier photogeneration in single layer and stacked organic photovoltaic devices” [C]

10:00 – 10:15

Yajian Hu (CUHK)

“Soft phonon modes in the vicinity of the structural quantum critical point” [C]

Chang Liu (SUSTC)

“ARPES studies on selected topological materials”[I]

Jing Liang (HKUST)

“Lattice-matched Metastable Zinc-blende MnSe1-xTex on ZnTe and its Double-barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode Device” [C]

P. M. Saz Parkinson (HKU)

“The Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Very High Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy with HAWC” [C]

10:15 – 10:30

Benjamin T. Zhou (HKUST)

“The origin of bias independent conductance plateaus and zero bias conductance peaks in Bi2Se3/NbSe2 hybrid structures” [C]

Linhai Huang (HKUST)

“Noise induced spectral narrowing and frequency stabilization for zero-dispersive electromechanical resonators” [C]

Siyi Zhou (HKUST)

“Partial Effective Field Theory Approach to Cosmological Collider” [C]

10:30 – 11:00

Tea Break

Venue: Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D)

11:00 – 12:30

IAS and PSHK Nobel Lecture by Professor Duncan Haldane

“Topological Quantum Matter and Entanglement”

Chair: Prof. Che Ting Chan

Venue: Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Venue: Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D)

14:00 – 15:00

Annual General Meeting

Chair: Prof. Ruiqin Zhang



15:00 – 15:30

Student Poster Sparkler Session

Chair: Prof. Nian Lin

15:30 – 16:30

Poster Session

16:30 – 16:45

Award Presentation for best student talks, posters and poster sparklers

(Presenters: Prof. Ruiqin Zhang, etc)

Closing Remarks

Prof. Ruiqin Zhang, PSHK President

[P]  -  Plenary lecture

[I]   -  Invited lecture

[C]  -  Contributed lecture

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