ZHANG Xinghua

Professional title:Professor

Office No.:+86-10-51688483


2005/09-2009/06, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Instituted of Chemistry, Ph. D, Polymer Physics theory

2002/09-2005/06, Northeast Normal University, school of physics, Master, Theoretical Physics

1998/09-2002/06, Northeast Normal University, school of physics, Bachelor, Physics

Professional Experience

Our research focuses on the emerging collective behavior in many-body system, including: soft matter system and urban complex system. Establish a big data joint innovation laboratory with Beijing urban planning and Design Institute and act as a consultant; As expert, participated in the formulation and implementation of public transport oriented urban development (TOD) strategy at the urban level funded by the World Bank.

Research Field

1.    Statistical physics

2.    Soft matter

3.    Polymer physics


National Natural Science Foundation of China:

1.    Theoretical study on biogenesis of lipid droplet based on polymer

dynamic mean-field theory,   2022-01-01--2025-12-31

2.    Theoretical study on the responsive behavior of azo polymer films to inhomogeneous light field,     2018-01-01--2021-12-31

3.    Gaussian fluctuation theory of wormlike chain model,    2016-01-01--2019-12-31

4.    Theoretical study on Semiflexible chain system in confined condition,    2014-01-01--2016-12-31

Teaching Courses

College Physics



53. Enhanced Heterogeneous Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Semiflexible Networks, Ziyang Xu, Xiaobin Dai, Xiangyu Bu, Ye Yang, Xuanyu Zhang, Xingkun Man, , Xinghua Zhang*, Masao Doi and Litang Yan*, ACS Nano,  2021 15 (3) 4608-4616.

52. Self-assembly of shape-tunable oblate colloidal particles into orientationally ordered crystals, glassy crystals and plastic crystals, Jiawei Lu, Xiangyu Bu, Xinhua Zhang* and Bing Liu*, Soft Matter, 2021, 17 (26), 6486-6494.

51. The Use of Machine Learning to Efficiently Predict the Confinement Loss in Anti-Resonant Hollow-Core Fiber, Fanchao Meng, Xiaoting Zhao, Jinmin Ding, Yinli Niu, Xinghua Zhang, Mateusz Smietana, Ryszard Buczynski, Bo Lin, Guangming Tao, Luyun Yang, Xing Wang, Shuqin Lou, Xinzhi Sheng, and Liang Sheng*, Optics Letters, 2021 46 (6) 1454-1457.

50. Discovering extremely low confinement-loss anti-resonant fibers via swarm intelligence, Fanchao Meng, Xiaoting Zhao, Jinmin Ding, Yingli Niu, Xinghua Zhang, Luyun Yang, Xin Wang, shuqin lou, xinzhi sheng, Guangming Tao*, and Sheng Liang*, Optics Express, 2021.

49. Single Chain Mean-Field Theory Study on Responsive Behavior of Semiflexible Polymer Brush, Yingli Niu, Xiangyu Bu*, Xinghua Zhang*, Materials, 2021 14 (4) 778, Invited.


48. Regulation mechanism of bubbling deformation and fracture toughness of the membrane by asymmetry phospholipid : a model system study, Yang Yang, Xiangyu Bu, and Xinghua Zhang*, Langmuir,  2020 36 (34) 10138-10146.

47. The influence of side-chain conformations on the phase behavior of bottlebrush block polymers, Yuguo Chen, Xinghua Zhang*, and Ying Jiang*, Soft Matter, 2020 16 (34) 8047-8056.

46. Neural Network Model for Structure Factor of Polymer Systems, Jie Huang, Shiben Li*, Xinghua Zhang*, and Gang Huang, The Journal of Chemical Physics,  2020 153 (12) 124902.

45. The responsive behaviors of bilayer membrane under uniaxial mechanical probe, Baopi Liu , Xinghua Zhang*, and Dadong Yan*, The Journal of Chemical Physics,  2020 152 (10) 104901.

44. A Local-Exchange Model of Folding Chain Surface of Polymer Crystal Based on Worm-Like Chain Model within Single-Chain in Mean-Field Theory, HongYi Xiao, Xinghua Zhang*, and Dadong Yan*, Polymers, 2020 12 (11) 2555, Invited.

43. Influence of Small-Scale Correlation on the Interface Evolution of Semiflexible Homopolymer Blends, Xinxiang Chen, Shuanhu Qi*, Xinghua Zhang*, and Dadong Yan*, ACS Omega, 2020 5 (13) 7593−7600.


42. Entropy-Mediated Mechanomutable Microstructures and Mechanoresponsive Thermal Transport of Nanoparticle Self-Assembly in Block Copolymers, Xiaobin Dai, Pengyu Chen, Guolong Zhu, Ziyang Xu, Xinghua Zhang*, Li-Tang Yan*, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2019 10 (24) 7970-7979 (Letter).

41. Bistable Adhesion Behavior of an Anisotropic Particle on Sliding Polymer Brush, Xiangyu Bu, Yang Yang, Xinghua Zhang*, Soft Matter, 2019 15 (46) 9418-9425. Back cover.

40. Theoretical Study of the Optimal Design of a UV-Controllable Smart Surface Decorated by a Hybrid Azobenzene-Containing Polymer Layer, Xiangyu Bu, Shuangshuang Zhang, Xinghua Zhang*, Tongchuan Suo*, Langmuir, 2019 35 (43) 14141-14149.

39. Fusion and clustering of spherical micelles by extruding through a cylindrical channel, Manman Chen, Xinghua Zhang, Hui Zhang*, RSC Advances, 2019 9 (42) 24394-24400.

38. Sheng Liang, Xiaoting Zhao, Ruijun Liu*, Xiaodong Zhang*, Liang Wang, Xinghua Zhang, Yisheng Lv, and Fanchao Meng, Fiber-optic Auditory Nerve of Ground in the Suburb: for Traffic Flow Monitoring, IEEE Access, 2019 7 (1) 166704-166710.


37.Flexible VO x Nanosphere@SWCNT Hybrid Films with Dual-Confinement Function of Polysulfides for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Miao Zhang, Yang Yang, Xinghua Zhang, Meng Cheng, Hongxin Yuan, Kamran Amin, Aziz Ahmad, Lijuan Mao,* Wei Yan,* and Zhixiang Wei*, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2018 18 (5) 1800766.


36. Optimal Reactivity and Improved Self-Healing Capability of Structurally-Dynamic Polymers Grafted on Janus Nanoparticles Governed by Chain Stiffness and Spatial Organization, Guoxi Xu, Zihan Huang, Pengyu Chen, Tianqi Cui, Xinghua Zhang*, Bing Miao* and Li-Tang Yan*, Small 2017 13 (13) 1603155. cover

35. Light-responsive expansion-contraction of spherical nanoparticle grafted with azopolymers, Jie Fu, Xinghua Zhang*, Bing Miao* and Dadong Yan*, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017 146 (16) 164901. 3

34. Modulated synthesis of zirconium metal–organic framework UiO-66 with enhanced dichloromethane adsorption capacity, Lin Zhou, Xinghua Zhang*, Yunlin Chen*, Materials Letters 2017 197 167-170.

33. Facile synthesis of Al-fumarate metal–organic framework nano-flakes and their highly selective adsorption of volatile organic compounds, Lin Zhou, Xinghua Zhang*, Yunlin Chen*, Materials Letters 2017 197 224-227.


32. Estimation of the Desorption Energy of Dichloromethane and Water in MIL-53 by DSC and ab-initio Calculations, Mingyang Wang, Xinghua Zhang*, Yunlin Chen*, and Ao Zhang, Science China, Chemistry 2016 59 (4) 398-404.

31. Microphase separation of short wormlike diblock copolymers with finite interaction range, Ying Jiang, Xinghua Zhang*, Bing Miao*, and Dadong Yan, Jeff Z. Y. Chen, Soft Matter 2016 12 (8) 2481-2490.

30. Numerical simulation of the role of ferroelectric polymer interfacial layer in organic solar cells, Bo Liu, Feng Xu, Xinghua Zhang, Dadong Yan and Dan Lu*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016 18 (7) 5412-5418.

29. Activated MIL-53(Al) for Efficient Adsorption of Dichloromethane and Trichlormethane, Mingyang Wang, Xinghua Zhang*, Lin Zhou, Yunlin Chen*, Aerosol and Air Quality Research 2016 16 2003-2010.

28.  Preparation of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 /graphene oxide composites with enhanced VOCs adsorption capacity, Yang Zhou, Lin Zhou, Xinghua Zhang, Yunlin Chen*, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2016 225 488-493.

27. Fabrication and Photoluminescence Property of ZnO Nanoparticle/Metal–Organic Framework Hybrid Material, Fengming Tian, Xinghua Zhang, Yunlin Chen*, Chemistry Letters 2016 45(4) 388-390.

26. How Guest Molecules Stabilize the Narrow Pore Phase of Soft Porous Crystal: Structural and Mechanical Properties of MIL-53(Al)⊃H2O, Mingyang Wang, Xinghua Zhang*, Yunlin Chen*, Dan Li. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016 120 (9) 5059-5066.

25. Amino-functionalized metal-organic framework for adsorption and separation of dichloromethane and trichloromethane, Fengming Tian, Xinghua Zhang, Yunlin Chen*, RSC Advances 2016 6 (68) 63895-63904.

24. Structure Factor Based on the Wormlike-chain Model of Single Semiflexible Polymer, Yang Yang, Xiangyu Bu, Xinghua Zhang*. Acta Polymerica Sinica 2016 8 1002, Invited.

23. Highly selective adsorption and separation of dichloromethane/trichloromethane on copper-based metal organic framework, Fengming Tian,  Xinghua Zhang, Yunlin Chen*, RSC Advances 2016 6(37) 31214-31224.

22. Recent development on the theory of polymer crystallization, Dadong Yan*, Xinghua Zhang, Acta Phys. Sin. 2016 65 (18) 188201, Invited.

21. Scattering and Gaussian fluctuation theory for semiflexible polymers, Xiangyu Bu, Xinghua Zhang*, Polymers 2016 8 (9) 301 Invited.

20. Diffusion and Directionality of Charged Nanoparticles on Lipid Bilayer Membrane, Pengyu Chen, Zihan Huang, Junshi Liang, Tianqi Cui, Xinghua Zhang, Bing Miao*, and Li-Tang Yan*, ACS Nano 2016 10 (12) 11541-11547.


19. The study of the structure factor of a wormlike chain in an orientational external field, Ying Jiang, Xinghua Zhang*, Bing Miao, and Dadong Yan, The Journal of Chemical Physics 2015 142 (15) 154901.

18. Influence of Extraction Barrier on the Loss Process of Photogenerated Charge Carrier in Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, Bo Liu, Feng Xu, Xinghua Zhang, Dadong Yan*, Dan Lu*, Chem. Res. Chin. Univ. 2015 31 (5) 809-813.

17. Phase diagram of rod-coil diblock copolymer melts, Jiuzhou Tang, Ying Jiang, Xinghua Zhang, Dadong Yan, and Jeff Z. Y. Chen, Macromolecules 2015 48 (24) 9060-9070.

16. Compression induced phase transition of nematic brush: a mean-field theory study, Jiuzhou Tang, Xinghua Zhang*, and Dadong Yan*, The Journal of Chemical Physics 2015 143 (20) 204903.


15. Zeolites developed from mixed alkali modified coal fly ash for adsorption of volatile organic compounds, Lin Zhou, Yunlin Chen*, Xinghua Zhang, Zinan Zu, Fengming Tian, Materials Letters 2014 119 140-142.

14. Advances in Theory of Polymer Crystallization, Xinghua Zhang*, Dadong Yan*, Acta Polymerica Sinica 2014 8 1041.

13. Volume phase transition of polyelectrolyte gels: Effects of ionic size, Li-Jian Qu, Xinghua Zhang, Jiuzhou Tang, Lin Li, and Dadong Yan*, Journal of Chemical Physics 2014 141 104905.

12. Structure factor of a wormlike chain and the random-phase-approximation solution for the spinodal line of a diblock copolymer melt, Xinghua Zhang, Ying Jiang*, Bing Miao*, Yunlin Chen, Dadong Yan, and Jeff Z. Y. Chen*, Soft Matter 2014 10 5405.


11. Mean Field Theory and the 1/N Expansion in Polymer Physics, Wen-Wu Li,Dong Qiu,Xinghua Zhang*. Acta Polymerica Sinica 2013 2 160.

10. Effects of Attractive Colloids on the Phase Separation Behaviors of Binary Polymer Blends, Xinghua Zhang*, Yunlin Chen, Lijian Qu and Dadong Yan. Journal of Chemical Physics 2013 139 (7) 074902.


9. Structures and Interactions between Two Colloidal Particles in Adsorptive Polymer Solutions, Wenwu Li, Xingkun Man, Dong Qiu, Xinghua Zhang, and Dadong Yan. Polymer 2012 53 3409.

8. Spinodal assisted growing dynamics of critical nucleus in polymer blends, Xinghua Zhang, Shuanhu Qi, and Dadong Yan. Journal of Chemical Physics 2012 137 184903.

7. Fast off-lattice Monte Carlo simulations of soft-core spherocylinders, Jing Zong, Xinghua Zhang, and Qiang Wang. Journal of Chemical Physics 2012 137 134904.

Before 2012

6. Structural properties and photoluminescence of ZnO nanowalls prepared by two-step growth with oxygen-plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy, Xinghua Zhang, Yichun Liu, XiaoHua Wang, et al.. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 2005, 17, 3035.

5. A novel method for measuring distribution of orientation of one-dimensional ZnO using resonance Raman spectroscopy, Xinghua Zhang, Yichun Liu, Shihao Chen. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 2005, 36, 1101.

4. Nucleation induced by phase separation in the interface of polyolefin blend, Xinghua Zhang, Xingkun Man, Charles C. Han. Polymer 2008, 49, 2368.

3. External potential dynamic studies on the formation of interface in polydisperse polymer blends, Shuanhu Qi, Xinghua Zhang, and Dadong Yan, Journal of Chemical Physics 2010, 132, 064903.

2. Self-consistent field theory and its applications in polymer systems, Dadong Yan, Tongchuan Suo, Xinghua Zhang, Xingkun Man, Bing Miao, Frontiers of Chemistry in China 2011, 6, 310.

1. Quantitative Study of Fluctuation Effects by Fast Lattice Monte Carlo Simulations. I. Compressible Homopolymer Melts, Pengfei Zhang, Xinghua Zhang, Baohui Li, and Qiang Wang*, Soft Matter 2011, 7, 4461.