Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Shuai Zhang

Research Staff
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/Institution
Ph.D. Earth & Planetary Science
- University of California, Berkeley
M.Sc. Physics
- Peking University
B.S. Physics
- Harbin Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Computational materials science, high-pressure mineral physics, high-energy-density physics.


Honors and Awards

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, 2016
  • Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant, University of California at Berkeley, 2015, 2016
  • CIDER research grant ($5000.00, full amount support to our research group), 2014-2015
  • Zhongshengbiao Physical Education Foundation, Peking University, 05/2011
  • Xuan Ming Scholarship, Peking University, 12/2010
  • National Endeavor Scholarship, Harbin Institute of Technology, 12/2007

Selected Recent Publications

Shuai Zhang, Kevin Driver, François Soubiran, Burkhard Militzer, “Equation of state and shock compression of warm dense sodium – a first-principles study”, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 074505 (2017).

Shuai Zhang, Kevin Driver, François Soubiran, Burkhard Militzer, “Path Integral Monte Carlo Simulations of Warm Dense Sodium”, High Energ. Dens. Phys. 21, 16-19 (2016).

Yabin Chen, Shuai Zhang (co-first author), Weiwei Gao, Feng Ke, Jinyuan Yan, Bivas Saha, Changhyun Ko, Joonki Suh, Bin Chen, Joel Ager, Waldek Walukiewicz, Raymond Jeanloz, and Junqiao Wu, “Hydrostatic pressure induced structural phase transition in CdxZn1-xO alloys”, App. Phys. Lett., 108, 152105 (2016).

Shuai Zhang, Sanne Cottaar, Tao Liu, Stephen Stackhouse, Burkhard Militzer. “High-pressure, temperature elasticity of Fe- and Al-bearing MgSiO3: implications for the Earth's lower mantle”, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 434, 264-273 (2016).

Zhou Zhang, Susannah M. Dorfman, Jabrane Labidi, Shuai Zhang, Mingming Li, Michael Manga, Lars Stixrude, William F. McDonough, Quentin Williams. “Primordial metallic melt in the deep mantle”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3693–3699 (2016). (Science Editor’s choice)

François Soubiran, Burkhard Militzer, Kevin Driver, Shuai Zhang, “Properties of hydrogen, helium, and silicon dioxide mixtures in giant planet interiors”, Phys. Plasmas, in press


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