Postdoctoral Associate, 2005-2008, Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. 2004, Cambridge University
B.S. Bielefeld University
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Hong Fang is now a research assistant professor in the Physics Department of Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. He studied in East China Normal
University in Shanghai and Bielefeld Universitaet in Germany as a undergraduate student. After receiving the BSc degree, he became a graduate student in Tongji
University. He then won a full scholarship from the Cambridge Trust and received the PhD in condensed-matter and mineral physics from University of Cambridge. Hong Fang has worked in various fields at the interfaces of neutron physics, condensed-matter physics and physical chemistry. His current research is on the use of atomic clusters rather than individual atoms in the materials study and development. With emphasis on the structure-dynamics relationships, he is especially interested in studying the physics and chemistry of charged clusters, negative thermal expansion materials, energy materials and novel carbon-based materials.
- H. Fang, P. Jena, Stable Tetra- and Penta-Anions in the Gas Phase, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 11248,
2019. (Front Cover Paper)
- H. Fang, P. Jena, Sodium Superionic Conductors Based on Clusters, ACS Appl. Mat. Inter. 11, 963,
- H. Fang*, J. Zhou, P. Jena, Super-Alkalis as Building Blocks of One-Dimensional Hierarchical Electride,
Nanoscale 10, 22963, 2018.
- H. Fang, P. Jena, Li-Rich Antiperovskite Superionic Conductors Based on Cluster Ions, Proc. Nat.
Acad. Sci. 14, 1047, 2017. (Paper in Top 5% by Almetric)
- H. Fang, P. Jena, Atomic-Level Design of Water-Resistant Hybrid Perovskites for Solar Cells by Using
Cluster Ions, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 3726, 2017.
- H. Fang, P. Jena, Super-Ion Inspired Colorful Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells, J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 4728,
2016. (Front Cover paper, Hot Paper, Science Highlight by DOE, Paper in Top 5% by Almetric)
- M. T. Dove, H. Fang, Negative Thermal Expansion and Associated Anomalous Physical Properties:
Review of the Lattice Dynamics Theoretical Foundation, Reports on Progress in Physics 79, 066503,
- H. Fang, M. T. Dove, A. E. Phillips, Common Origin of Negative Thermal Expansion and Other Exotic
Properties in Ceramic and Hybrid Materials, Phys. Rev. B 89, 214103, 2014.
- H. Fang, M. T. Dove, Pressure-Induced Softening as a Common Feature of Framework Structures
with Negative Thermal Expansion, Phys. Rev. B 87, 214109, 2013.