Dr. Zhenzhen Qin

Dr. Zhenzhen Qin




Design Materials with Extremely High or Low Thermal Conductivity: Combination of CSP and MI2 Methods


Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
52062 Aachen

Phone: + 49 151 6614 8830
Email: qin@aices.rwth-aachen.de

Professional Career

12/2017 - present: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)
RWTH Aachen University, Germany


09/2014-07/2017 Ph.D, Electronics Science and Technology, Nankai University, China
09/2011-07/2014 M.E., Signal Processing, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, China
09/2007-07/2011 B. E., information engineering, Henan Science and Technology College, China

Research Interests

  1. Structural and growth mechanism of artificial structures;
  2. Thermal transport properties of novel two-dimensional materials;
  3. Magnetism (magnetic coupling and magnetic anisotropy) and mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials


  • Zhenzhen Qin, Guangzhao Qin, Bin Shao and Xu Zuo, Unconventional magnetic anisotropy in one-dimensional Rashba system realized by adsorbing Gd atom on zigzag graphene nanoribbons. Nanoscale, 9, 11657-11666 (2017);
  • Zhenzhen Qin, Guangzhao Qin, Xu Zuo, Zhihua Xiong, Ming Hu, Orbitally driven low thermal conductivity of monolayer gallium nitride (GaN) with planar honeycomb structure: A comparative study, Nanoscale, 9, 4295-4309 (2017);
  • Zhenzhen Qin, Ping Liu, Min Feng and Xu Zuo, Ferrimagnetism of Ti-adsorbed graphene, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(7), 1100403 (2016);
  • Zhenzhen Qin, Zhihua Xiong, Guangzhao Qin and Lanli Chen, Energetics and magnetism of Co-doped GaN(0001) surfaces: A first-principles study, J. Appl. Phys.116, 224503 (2014);
  • Zhenzhen Qin, Zhihua Xiong, Guangzhao Qin and Qixin Wan, Behavior of aluminum adsorption and incorporation at GaN(0001) surface: First-principles study, J. Appl. Phys.114, 194307 (2013);
  • Ping Liu, Zhenzhen Qin, Yunliang Yue, Xu Zuo, Structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of vanadium atom-adsorbed MoSe2 monolayer, Chinese Physics B, 26(2), 027103 (2017);
  • Qian Zhao, Zhihua Xiong, Zhenzhen Qin, Lanli Chen, Tuning magnetism of monolayer GaN by vacancy and nonmagnetic chemical doping, J. Phys. Chem.Solids 91,1-6 (2016);
  • Guangzhao Qin, Zhenzhen Qin, Huimin Wang, Ming Hu, Anomalously temperature-dependent thermal conductivity of monolayer GaN with large deviations from the traditional 1/T law, Phys. Rev. B 95, 195416 (2017);
  • Guangzhao Qin, Zhenzhen Qin, Sheng-Ying Yue, Qing-Bo Yan and Ming Hu, External electric field driving the ultra-low thermal conductivity of silicene, Nanoscale, 9, 7227-7234 (2017);
  • Guangzhao Qin, Zhenzhen Qin, Wu-Zhang Fang, Li-Chuan Zhang, Sheng-Ying Yue, Qing-Bo Yan, Ming Hu, Gang Su, Diverse anisotropy of phonon transport in two-dimensional group IV-VI compounds: A comparative study, Nanoscale 8, 11306-11319 (2016);
  • Guangzhao Qin, Qing-Bo Yan, Zhenzhen Qin, Sheng-Ying Yue, Ming Hu, Gang Su, Anisotropic intrinsic lattice thermal conductivity of phosphorene from first principles, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 4854 (2015);
  • Zhihua Xiong, Zhenzhen Qin, Qian Zhao, Lanli Chen, Role of Ag-alloy in the thermal stability of Ag-based ohmic contact to GaN(0001) surface, Scripta. Mater. 99, 81-84(2015);
  • Guangzhao Qin, Qing-Bo Yan, Zhenzhen Qin, Sheng-Ying Yue, Hui-Juan Cui, Qing-Rong Zheng, Gang Su, Hinge-like structure induced unusual properties of black phosphorus and new strategies to improve the thermoelectric performance, Scientific Reports 4, 6946 (2014).