Professors Plummer, Guo, and Zhang have a joint project titled “Exploring novel properties of artificial oxide materials by surface/interface engineering with atomic scale precision” funded by IOP and CAS. The funding for this project has lead to new hires at IOP and to the construction of new Display type high resolution electron energy loss spectrometer. This collaboration has produced excellent papers and students.
There is an active exchange of students between IOP and LSU.
The Gang of Four: Professor Jiandi Zhang (LSU), Dr Xuetao Zhu, and Professor Jiandong Guo, director of the State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.