BS, Department of Physics, Fudan University, China (2007)
PhD with Dr. Joel Koplik at Levich Institute and Physics Department, City College of the City University of New York (2013)
2007–2008: Teaching Assistant at CCNY
2009–2013: Research Assistant and Adjunct Lecturer at CCNY
2013–2012: Visiting Scholar at Southwest Jiaotong University, China
2014–now: Postdoctorate Scholar at the University of Chicago
Dr. Rui Zhang is conducting theoretical and simulation research in the following directions at de Pablo Group:
1) Liquid Crystal Hydrodynamics;
2) Active Liquids;
3) Dynamic Jamming of Dense Suspensions.
Zhang, Rui, et al. "Structuring Stress for Active Materials Control." arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.01630 (2019).
Sokolov, Andrey; Mozaffari, Ali; Zhang, Rui; de Pablo, Juan; and Snezhko, Alexey. Emergence of Radial Tree of Bend Stripes in Active Nematics. PHYSICAL REVIEW X. 2019. Vol. 9, Pg. 031014.
Zhou, Ye, et al. "Degenerate conic anchoring and colloidal elastic dipole-hexadecapole transformations." Nature communications 10.1 (2019): 1000.
Emeršič, Tadej, et al. "Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids." Science advances 5.2 (2019): eaav4283.
Kumar, Nitin, et al. "Tunable structure and dynamics of active liquid crystals." Science advances 4.10 (2018): eaat7779.
Zhang, Rui, et al. "Interplay of structure, elasticity, and dynamics in actin-based nematic materials." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115.2 (2018): E124-E133.
Ramezani-Dakhel, Hadi, et al. "Water Flux Induced Reorientation of Liquid Crystals." ACS central science 3.12 (2017): 1345-1349.
Sadati, Monirosadat, et al. "Spherical nematic shells with a prolate ellipsoidal core." Soft matter 13.41 (2017): 7465-7472.
Li, Xiao, et al. "Mesoscale martensitic transformation in single crystals of topological defects." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.38 (2017): 10011-10016.
Wang, Xiaoguang, et al. "Patterned surface anchoring of nematic droplets at miscible liquid–liquid interfaces." Soft Matter 13.34 (2017): 5714-5723.