姚振威 特别研究员
杰出人才类别: 
获得年份: 
2014
交叉科学研究所
软物质物理学
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zyao@sjtu.edu.cn
1. 理论与计算软物质物理学; 2. 软物质的几何弹性性质

研究领域

我的研究领域是软物质物理学。简而言之,软物质物理学是将物理学的方法拓展到原本主要由生物学家,材料学家和化学家所研究的系统,包括胶体,液晶,生物膜,颗粒物质,聚合物等。软物质系统的复杂性和重要性在于其所展示的极其丰富的有序结构。怎么来理解这些有序结构的形成和演化,以及在这个过程中不可避免出现的各类缺陷结构?这个软物质研究中的基本问题定义了我的主要研究方向。具体地,我的研究致力于加深对以下问题的理解:1. 晶体和液晶序中的拓扑缺陷是如何产生的?在外界的几何或者力学约束下,其静态和动态行为如何?2. 在各类低维软物质系统的弹性形变中,各种有序结构是怎样产生的?3. 各类软物质中,其几何属性如何影响物理性质? 

欢迎对软物质物理学有兴趣的学生报考硕士、博士研究生,并欢迎有意向读博士后的研究人员与我联系!

教育背景 

Postdoctoral Fellow and later Research Associate, Northwestern University, IL, USA, 2012-

PhD (Physics), Syracuse University, NY, USA, 2012

M.S. (Physics), Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2007

B.S. (Physics), Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2004

担任以下杂志审稿人

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.; Physical Review X; Physical Review E; Physica E; Soft Matter; Energy & Environmental Science; Langmuir; Journal of Physics; Advances in Condensed Matter Physics; Applied Physics A

Topological defects

  1. *Z. Yao, Dressed active particles in spherical crystals, Soft Matter, 12,7020 (2016)
  2. *Z. Yao and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Dynamics of vacancies in two-dimensional Lennard-Jones crystals, Phys. Rev. E 90, 062318 (2014); Highlighted in Editors’ Suggestion.
  3. *Z. Yao and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Polydispersity-driven topological defects as order-restoring excitations, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111, 5094 (2014)
  4. *Z. Yao and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Topological defects in flat geometry: the role of density inhomogeneity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 115503 (2013)
  5. *M. Bowick and Z. Yao, Crystalline order on catenoidal capillary bridges, Europhys. Lett. 93, 36001 (2011)

 

Elasticity and geometry

  1. * S. Liu, Z. Yao, K. Chiou, S. I. Stupp, and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Perversion-driven symmetry breaking in helical heterogeneous elastic strips, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 113, 7100 (2016)
  2. * J. Su, Z. Yao (co-first author) and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Vesicle Geometries Enabled by Dynamically Trapped States, ACS Nano 10, 2287−2294 (2016)
  3. *Z. Yao, M. Bowick, X. Ma and R. Sknepnek, Planar sheets meet negative curvature liquid interfaces, Europhys. Lett. 101, 44007 (2013)
  4. *Z. Yao, R. Sknepnek, C. K. Thomas and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Shapes of pored membranes, Soft Matter 8, 11613 (2012)

 

Electrostatics in soft matters

  1. *Z. Yao and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Electrostatics-driven hierarchical buckling of charged flexible ribbons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 148101 (2016)
  2. *V. Jadhao, Z. Yao, C. K. Thomas, and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Coulomb energy of uniformly charged spheroidal shell systems, Phys. Rev. E 91, 032305 (2015)
  3. *Z. Yao and M. Olvera de la Cruz, Packing of charged chains on toroidal geometries, Phys. Rev. E 87, 012603 (2013)
  4. *Z. Yao, M. Bowick and X. Ma, The electric double layer structure around charged spherical interfaces, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 044106 (2012)

 

Liquid droplet systems

  1. *Z. Yao and M. Bowick, Self-propulsion of droplets by spatially-varying roughness, Soft Matter 8(4), 1142 (2011)
  2. *Z. Yao and M. Bowick, The shrinking instability of toroidal liquid droplets in the Stokes flow regime, Eur. Phys. J. E 34, 32 (2011)