name: Min ZENG (曾敏)
gender: Male
nationality: People's Republic of China
birthday: Jan. 07, 1977
birth place: Changde, Hunan (湖南常德)
address: 广东省广州天河区中山大道西55号, 510006, 广州.
phone: +86-20-13543467232
fax: +86-20-39313596

education experience:

  • Ph.D. (2007-2010) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Major: Applied Physics, Supervisors: Prof. Helen L. W. Chan and Prof. S. W. Or, Thesis: Studies on Ni-Mn-Ga Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys and Their Composites.
  • M. S. (2001-2004) Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and Nanjing University, Major: Materials Physics, Supervisors: Prof. J. M. Liu and Prof. X. P. Jiang, Thesis: Study on Magnetoelectric Effect in Piezoelectric-Piezomagnetic Composites.
  • B. S. (1996-1999) Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Major: Materials Science.

job experience:

  • 2010.12-present: Institute for Advanced Materials, South China Normal University, Associate Professor of Physics.
  • 2015.09-2016.09: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University and National Institute of Standards and Technology, Visiting Scholar.
  • 2006.09-2007.08: Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Research Assistant.
  • 2004.09-2006.07: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Teaching Assistant.
  • 1999.09-2001.07: Foshan Dow Color Glaze Co. Ltd., R & D Engineer.

research interests:

  • 多铁性材料的制备、表征和物理(复合材料和异质结).
  • 电介质储能材料的制备、表征和物理.
  • 多铁性材料及二维材料相关的第一性原理计算.

research projects:

  • 国家自然科学基金面上项目: RMnO3多铁性薄膜的拓扑畴结构及其新颖光电磁新效应 (11574091), 2016.01-2019.12, 84万, 主持人.
  • 国家自然科学基金重点项目: 多铁性材料异质结和原型器件的设计、制备及性能调控研究 (51332007), 2014.01-2018.12, 90万(子课题), 主要骨干成员.
  • 国家科技部纳米科技重点专项: 纳米尺度多场物性与输运性质测量及调控 (2016YFA0201004), 2016.07-2021.06, 90万(子课题之一), 主要骨干成员.
  • 国家自然科学基金青年科学基金项目: NiMnGa铁磁形状记忆合金/压电材料复合薄膜的磁电耦合效应研究 (51101063), 2012.01-2014.12, 25万, 主持人.

professional activities:

  • The 8th Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) Workshop on Multiferroics, Shanghai, China, Sept. 2016, Poster Presentation.
  • International Conference for Top and Emerging Materials Scientists, Yunnan, China, July 2015, Oral Presentation.
  • The 12th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro-to-Nanoscopic Structures (ISFD-12), Nanjing, China, Nov. 2014, Oral Presentation.
  • The 11th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, Washington DC. USA, Jan. 2010, Poster Presentation.

course teaching:

  • Physics (电磁学), for Undergraduate Students.
  • Solid-State Physics (固体物理学), for Graduate Students.
  • Multiferroic and Dielectric Physics (多铁和电介质物理学), for Graduate Students.

student supervion:

  • Ruipeng Yang (杨瑞鹏), M.S., Field: The First-Principles Calculations on BiFeO3.
  • Sixian Lin (林思贤), M.S., Field: Energy Storage of Antiferroelectrics.
  • Xiaogong Fang (方萧功), M.S., Field: Multiferroic Composites.
  • Hongzhuang Pang (庞宏庄), M.S., Field: Vortex domain structures in YMnO3 thin films.
  • Changan Wang (王长安), M.S., Field: Multiferroicity of Doped BiFeO3 Ceramics.


  1. L. Yang, X. Li, M. F. Liu, P. L. Li, Z. B. Yan, M. Zeng*(曾敏), M. H. Qin, X. S. Gao, and J.-M. Liu, Understanding the multiferroicity in TmMn2O5 by a magnetically induced ferrielectric model, Scientific reports, 6, 34767 (2016).
  2. Guo Tian, Fengyuan Zhang, Junxiang Yao, Hua Fan, Peilian Li, Zhongwen Li, Xiao Song, Xiaoyan Zhang, Minghui Qin, Min Zeng(曾敏), Zhang Zhang, Jianjun Yao, Xingsen Gao, and Junming Liu, Magnetoelectric Coupling in Well-Ordered Epitaxial BiFeO3/CoFe2O4/SrRuO3 Heterostructured Nanodot Array, ACS Nano 10, 1025-1032 (2016).
  3. C. Liu, S. X. Lin, M. H. Qin, X. B. Lu, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), Q. L. Li, and J.-M. Liu, Energy storage and polarization switching kinetics of (001)-oriented Pb0.97La0.02(Zr0.95Ti0.05)O3 antiferroelectric thick films, Applied Physics Letters 108, 112903 (2016).
  4. C. A. Wang, H. Z. Pang, A. H. Zhang, M. H. Qin, X. B. Lu, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), and J.-M. Liu, Room temperature multiferroic and magnetodielectric properties in Sm and Sc co-doped BiFeO3 ceramics, J. Phys. D: Appl. Mater. 48, 395302 (2015).
  5. C. A. Wang, H. Z. Pang, A. H. Zhang, X. B. Lu, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), and J.-M. Liu, Enhanced ferroelectric polarization and magnetization in BiFe1-xScxO3 ceramics, Materials Research Bulletin, 70 595–599 (2015).
  6. X. G. Fang, S. X. Lin, A. H. Zhang, X. B. Lu, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), and J.-M. Liu, Effect of bottom electrodes on polarization switching and energy storage properties in Pb0.97La0.02(Zr0.95Ti0.05)O3 antiferroelectric thin films, Sol. State Commun. 219, 39-42 (2015).
  7. Q. Miao, M. Zeng(曾敏), Z. Zhang, X. B. Lu, J. Y. Dai, X. S. Gao, J.-M. Liu, Self-assembled nanoscale capacitor cells based on ultrathin BiFeO3 films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 182903 (2014).
  8. X. G. Fang, S. X. Lin, M. H Qin, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), and J.-M. Liu, Structure, magnetism and spin polarization in (Ni1-xCox)2MnGa alloys: Unusual composition dependences, Europhys Lett., 105, 47010 (2014).
  9. S. X. Lin, X. G. Fang, A. H. Zhang, X. B. Lu, J. W. Gao, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), J.-M. Liu, Uniaxial strain-induced magnetic order transition from E-type to A-type in orthorhombic YMnO3 from first-principles, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 163705 (2014).
  10. R. P. Yang, S. X. Lin, X. G. Fang, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), J.-M. Liu, First-principles study on the magnetic properties in Mg doped BiFeO3 with and without oxygen vacancies, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 233912 (2013).
  11. L. Y. Zou, R. P. Yang, Y. B. Lin, M. H. Qin, X. S. Gao, M. Zeng*(曾敏), J.-M. Liu, Dielectric and magnetic properties of BiFe1-4x/3TixO3 ceramics with iron vacancies: Experiment and first-principles studies, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 034105 (2013).
  12. M. Zeng*(曾敏), J. Liu, Y. B. Qin, H. X Yang, J. Q. Li, and J. Y Dai. Dielectric tunability and magnetoelectric coupling in LuFe2O4 epitaxial thin film deposited by pulsed-laser deposition, Thin Solid Films 520, 6446 (2012).
  13. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Giant resonance frequency tunable magnetoelectric effect in a device of PZT drum transducer, NdFeB and Fe-core solenoid, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 203502 (2010).
  14. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Effect of phase transformation on the converse magnetoelectric properties of heterostructure of Ni-Mn-Ga and PMN-PT single crystals, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 182503 (2010).
  15. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, First-principles study on the electronic and optical properties of Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 lead-free piezoelectric crystal, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 043513 (2010).
  16. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Large magnetoelectric effect from mechanically mediated magnetic field-induced strain effect in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal and piezoelectric effect in PVDF polymer, J. Alloy Compd. 490, L5-L8 (2010).
  17. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Ultrahigh anisotropic damping in ferromagnetic shape memory Ni–Mn–Ga single crystal, J. Alloy Compd. 493, 565-568 (2010).
  18. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Anisotropy of the electrical transport properties in a Ni2MnGa single crystal: Experiment and Theory, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 083713 (2010).
  19. M. Zeng*(曾敏), S. W. Or, HLW Chan, Magnetic field induced strain and magnetoelectrics in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal and piezoelectric PVDF polymer sandwich, IEEE T Ultrason. FERR 57, 2147 (2010).


  • 万建国, 刘俊明, 曾敏, 王广厚: 磁电复合薄膜及其制备方法, 中国发明专利授权号: ZL200410041727.0., 申请日: 2004年8月19日, 授权公告日: 2006年7月5日.