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Cui-Zu Chang

Cui-Zu Chang

Main Content

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
314 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email: cxc955 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-9860


  1. Ph.D. in Physics, Tsinghua University, 2013
  2. B.S. in Optical Engineering, Shandong University, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Gordon and Betty Moore EPiQS Materials Synthesis Investigator
  • 2019 Macronix Prize (Outstanding Young Researcher Award)
  • 2019 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2018 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (China)
  • 2018 ARO Young Investigator Program Award
  • 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2016 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter
  • 2013 Switzerland Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award

Selected Publications

(A complete list is available at Google Scholar.)

  1. "Direct imaging of electron transfer and its influence on superconducting pairing at FeSe/SrTiO3 interface,"W. Zhao, M. Li, C.-Z. Chang, J. Jiang, L. Wu, C. Liu, Y. Zhu, J. S. Moodera, M. H. W. Chan, Science Advances 4, eaao2682(2018).
  2. "Chromium-induced ferromagnetism with perpendicular anisotropy in topological crystalline insulator SnTe (111) thin films," F. Wang, H. Zhang, J. Jiang, Y.-F. Zhao, J. Yu, W. Liu, D. Li, M. H. W. Chan, J. Sun, Z. Zhang, C.-Z. Chang, Physical Review B  97,115414 (2018).
  3. "Realization of the axion insulator state in quantum anomalous hall sandwich heterostructures,"D. Xiao, J. Jiang, J.-H. Shin, W. Wang, F. Wang, Y.-F. Zhao, C. Liu, W. Wu, M. H.W. Chan, N. Samarth, C.-Z. Chang, Physical Review Letters 120, 056801 (2018) (Editors' Suggestion).
  4. "Dirac-electron-mediated magnetic proximity effect in topological insulator/magnetic insulator heterostructures,"M. Li, Q. Song, W. Zhao, J. A Garlow, T.-H. Liu, L. Wu, Y. Zhu, J. Moodera, M. H W Chan, G. Chen, and C.-Z. Chang, Physical Review B 96, 201301 (R)(2017).
  5. "Observation of the Quantum Anomalous Hall Insulator to Anderson Insulator Quantum Phase Transition and its Scaling Behavior," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 117, 126802 (2016).
  6. "Band engineering of Dirac surface states in topological-insulator-based van der Waals heterostructures," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 115, 136801 (2015).
  7. "High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator," C.-Z. Chang, W. Zhao, et al., Nature Materials 14, 473-477 (2015).
  8. "Zero-field dissipationless chiral edge transport and the nature of dissipation in the quantum anomalous Hall state," C.-Z. Chang, W. Zhao, et al., Physical Review Letters 115, 057206 (2015).
  9. "Simultaneous electrical-field-effect modulation of both top and bottom Dirac surface states of epitaxial thin films of three-dimensional topological insulators," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Nano Letters 15, 1090-1094 (2015)
  10. "Chemical-potential-dependent gap opening at the Dirac surface states of Bi2Se3 Induced by aggregated substitutional Cr atoms," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 112, 056801 (2014).
  11. "Experimental observation of the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a magnetic topological insulator," C.-Z. Chang et al., Science 340, 167-170 (2013).

Research Interests

  • Topological insulator(TI) and Quantum anomalous Hall effect(QAHE) related research at low dimensions

  • Interface superconductivity

  • MBE of “thin film”, “heterostructure” and “superlattice”

  • Novel quantum phase in emerging quantum materials 

  • Magnetic and Superconductive tunneling junctions