Biao Hu, received his B.S. in Physics from Lanzhou University, China, in July, 2002 and M.S. in Physics from Fudan University, China, in July, 2005. He came to the U.S. and started his graduate study in Department of Physics & Astronomy in The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, in August 2005. In September 2009, he transferred to Department of Physics & Astronomy in Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to continue his doctoral program. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics in August, 2011. His thesis involved the study of structural and physical properties of transition metal oxide in bulk and surface. His thesis title is “Evolution of
The following are his three selected publications as a student.
Structural and Physical Properties of Transition Metal Oxide Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.7) with Mn Concentration”. His thesis work was done with Professor Rongying Jin (Co-advisor). His work was recognized by LSU Physics Department with the Ganesh Chanmugam Distinguished Dissertation Award.
- Structure-property coupling in Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7“, Biao Hu, Gregory T. McCandless, V. O. Garlea, S. Stadler, Yimin Xiong, Julia Y. Chan, E. W. Plummer, and R. Jin, Phys. Rev. B 84, 174411 (2011).
- Surface and bulk structural properties of single-crystalline Sr3Ru2O7, Biao Hu, Gregory T. McCandless, Melissa Menard, V. B. Nascimento, Julia Y. Chan, E. W. Plummer, and R. Jin, Phys. Rev. B 81, 184104 (2010).
- Imaging and manipulation of the competing electronic phases near the Mott metal-insulator transition, Tae-Hwan Kim, M. Angst, B. Hu, R. Jin, X.-G. Zhang, J. F. Wendelken, E. W. Plummer, and An-Ping Li, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107, 5272-5275 (2010).
After graduation he became a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Goodenough/Zhou group at The University of Texas at Austin. His updated CV(Rev. 8-15-12) is available here. Outside of physics, his hobbies are jogging, hiking, and playing badminton. He is also very interested in history, geography, and military science.