Huihuo Zheng

Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Laboratory, LCF Division


  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA (2016) Supervisor: Prof. Lucas K. Wagner
  • MPhil in Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2010)
    Supervisor: Prof. Che Ting Chan
  • B.Sc in Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2008)
    Supervisor: Prof. Yu-Ping Kuang

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society (APS)

Areas of Interest

  • First-principles simulations of condensed matter systems
  • Excited state properties of materials
  • Strongly correlated electronic systems
  • High performance computing


  • 2016 - present: Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2010 - 2016: Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2008 - 2010: Teaching & Research Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


  • Huihuo Zheng, Yu Gan, Peter Abbamonte, and LK. Wagner,
    The importance of sigma bonding electrons for the accurate description of electron correlation in graphene
    Accepted, (2016)
  • HJ Changlani, Huihuo Zheng, LK Wagner,
    Density-matrix based determination of low energy model Hamiltonians from ab initio wavefunctions
    J. Chem. Phys. 143, 102814 (2015).
  • Huihuo Zheng, LK Wagner,
    Computation of the correlated metal-insulator transition in vanadium dioxide from first principles
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 (17), 176401 (2015).
  • Wang, S. B., H. H. Zheng, J. J. Xiao, Z. F. Lin, and C. T. Chan,
    Fast multipole boundary element method for three dimensional electromagnetic scattering problem
    Int. J. Comput. Mater. Sci. Eng. 01, 04 (2012).
  • S. B. Wang, Jack Ng, H. Liu, H. H. Zheng, Z. H. Hang, C. T. Chan,
    Sizable electromagnetic forces in parallel-plate metallic cavity
    Physical Review B 84 (7), 075114 (2012).
  • J. W. Dong, H. H. Zheng, Y. Lai, C. T. Chan, and H-Z Wang,
    Metamaterial slab as a lens, a cloak, or an intermediate
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 115124 (2011).
  • X. Huang, Y. Lai, Z. H. Hang, Huihuo Zheng, and C. T. Chan,
    Dirac cones induced by accidental degeneracy in photonic crystals and zero-refractive-index materials
    Nature Materials 10, 582-586 (2011).
  • Y. Lai, H. H. Zheng, Z. Q. Zhang and C. T. Chan,
    Manipulating sources using transformation optics with folded geometry
    J. Opt. 13, 024009 (2011).
  • H. H. Zheng, J. J. Xiao, Y. Lai and C. T. Chan,
    Exterior optical cloaking and illusions by using active sources: a boundary element perspective
    Phys. Rev. B 81, 195116 (2010).
  • J. J. Xiao, H. H. Zheng, Y. X. Sun, and Y. Yao,
    Bipolar optical forces on dielectric and metallic nanoparticles by evanescent wave
    Opt. Lett. 35, 962-964 (2010).
  • Kuang, Yu-Ping, Jian-Ping Ma, Otto Nachtmann, Wan-Peng Xie, and Hui-Huo Zheng,
    Testing the anomalous color-electric dipole moment of the c quark from ψ′ → J/ψ + π+ + π−at the Beijing Spectrometer
    Physical Review D 85 (11), 114010 (2012).