Name:Ning Xu (徐宁)
Address:Department of Physics University of Science and Technology of 

China (USTC)  Anhui, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
Tel:86-551-63607970(O)
Fax:86-551-63607970
E-mail:ningxu@ustc.edu.cn
Office:Physics Building, Room 518
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2010.01-presentProfessor, Department of Physics, USTC
2011.07-presentProfessor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale
2009.07-2010.01Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2006.01-2009.07Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
2006.01-2009.07Postdoctoral fellow, James-Franck Institute, University of Chicago
2005Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
2000Ph.D. in Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS
1995B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Computational and theoretical soft condensed matter physics
1.Jamming
2.Glass transition and nature of glasses
3.Self-assembly of colloidal suspensions
4.Metamaterials
5.Rheology and non-equilibrium statistical physics
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1.Crystallization, glass transition, and the connection between order and disorder (NSFC key project)
2.Understanding, application, and manipulation of the normal modes of vibration of non-crystalline solids (NSFC regular project)
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1.Lijin Wang, Ning Xu∗, W. H. Wang, and Pengfei Guan∗, “Revealing the link betweenstructural relaxation and dynamic heterogeneity in glass-forming liquids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 125502 (2018).
2.Mengjie Zu, Peng Tan, and Ning Xu∗, “Forming quasicrystals by monodisperse soft-core particles”, Nat. Commun. 8, 2089 (2017).
3.Ning Xu∗, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Instabilities of jammed packings of frictionless spheres under load”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 215502 (2017).
4.Mengjie Zu, Jun Liu, Hua Tong, and Ning Xu*, “Density affects the nature of the hexatic-liquid transition in two-dimensional melting of soft-core systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 085702 (2016).
5.Xipeng Wang, Wen Zheng, Lijin Wang, and Ning Xu*, “Disordered solids without well-defined transverse phonons: The nature of hard-sphere glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 035502 (2015).
6.Hao Liu, Xiaoyi Xie, and Ning Xu*, “Finite size analysis of zero-temperature jamming transition under applied shear stress by minimizing a thermodynamic-like potential”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 145502 (2014).
7.Lijin Wang and Ning Xu*, “Probing the glass transition from structural and vibrational properties of zero-temperature glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 055701 (2014).
8.Peng Tan, Ning Xu, and Lei Xu*, “Visualizing kinetic pathways of homogeneousnucleation in colloidal crystallization”, Nature Phys. 10, 73 (2014).
9.Lijin Wang and Ning Xu*, “Critical scaling in thermal systems near thezero-temperature jamming transition”, Soft Matter 9, 2475 (2013).
10.Lijin Wang, Yiheng Duan, and Ning Xu*, “Non-monotonic pressure dependence of the dynamics of soft glass-formers athigh compressions”, Soft Matter 8, 11831 (2012).
11.Peng Tan, Ning Xu, Andrew B. Schofield, and Lei Xu*, “Understanding the low-frequency quasilocalized modes in disordered colloidal systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 095501 (2012).
12.Ning Xu*, Daan Frenkel, and Andrea J. Liu, “Direct determination of the size of basins of attraction of jammed solids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 245502 (2011).
13.Cang Zhao, Kaiwen Tian, and Ning Xu*, “New jamming scenario: From marginal jamming to deep jamming”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 125503 (2011)
14.Ning Xu*, Thomas K. Haxton, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel,“Equivalence of glass transition and colloidal glass transition in the hard-sphere limit”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 245701 (2009) .
15.Zexin Zhang*, Ning Xu*, Daniel T. N. Chen, Peter Yunker, Ahmed M. Alsayed, Kevin B. Aptowicz, Piotr Habdas, Andrea J. Liu, Sidney R. Nagel, and Arjun G. Yodh, “Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition”, Nature 459, 230 (2009).
16.Ning Xu*, Vincenzo Vitelli, Matthieu Wyart, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Energy transport in jammed sphere packings”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 038001 (2009).
17.Ning Xu*, Matthieu Wyart, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Excess vibrational modes and the boson peak in model glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 175502 (2007).

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