Guang Bian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri


2023 Experimental Physics Investigator

Guang Bian, Ph.D.

Research Description

The discovery of Dirac materials such as graphene has driven the rise of the topological era in condensed matter physics. Two-dimensional (2D) Weyl semimetals, which is a spin-polarized version of graphene, offer an ideal platform for exploring the properties of Weyl fermions. However, the 2D Weyl band structure is generally unstable and highly challenging to realize in solid-state materials.

Guang Bian aims to develop a systematic method to synthesize 2D Weyl semimetals and explore exotic electromagnetic properties of Weyl fermion states in low dimensions.

Research Impact

Dr. Bian’s work could open the door to using 2D Weyl fermions as carriers for energy-efficient electronics and quantum information science. The 2D Weyl semimetals with unique electromagnetic properties could not only provide optimal base materials for fundamental science but also enable a new generation of electronics and spintronics with super performance.


related links

Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Science University of Missouri, Department of Physics and Astronomy Back


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MSc, Tsinghua University, Beijing
BS, Tsinghua University, Beijing

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