Prof. Minghui Lu

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Room: TangZhongYing building A406



Work experience


2007.9-2013.12: Assistant Professor of Nanjing University
2013.12-present: Professor of Nanjing University
2011.3-2012.3:Visiting Scholar of SIMES of Stanford University
Supervisor: Zhi-Xun Shen



2008.1 China basic research Top ten big news (中国基础研究十大新闻)
2010.9 2010 One Hundred National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China (2010年全国百篇优秀博士论文)
2011.3 Be selected in 2010 the Ministry of education of talents in the new century (2010年教育部新世纪优秀人才)
2012 Be selected in the Youth Top-Notch Talents of China (中组部青年拔尖人才)





● Materials Physics taught in the Spring semester of 2007, 2008, 2009,2010
● Material Physics Experiment Teaching. Designed in the Fall semester of 2007 and taught in the Fall semester of 2007, 2008, 2009,2010





My past and current research is mainly focusing on fundamental study of photonic and acoustic artificial structures and metamaterials as well as their related applications. I have been working on a series of interesting projects and therefore mastered useful skills covering from simulation, fabrication to characterization.


Projects: Sonic Crystals, Acoustic Metamaterials, Acoustic Superlattice, Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics and Metamaterials, Opto-Mechanics, DMS (Diluted Magnetism Semiconductors), Multiferroic materials.
Calculations and Simulations Tools: COMSOL (FEM), RSoft, FDTDsolution (FDTD). RCWA, Plane Wave Expansions. MSM(Multiple scattering Methods), The first principle calculations for electronic materials, such as LDA, GGA methods by using VASP, CASTEP soft package;
Fabrication: Ebeam Lithography, Focused Ion Beam, Photo-Lithography, Nanoimprint, Scanning Electron Microscopy, RIE/ICP Dry etching, Oxygen Plasma Ashing, Ebeam Evaporation, RF Magnetic-Sputtering, Pulsed Laser Deposition(PLD), Wafer Polishing and Lapping, Atomic Force Microscopy
Characterization: Far-field time-resolved heterodyne vibration measurement by optical interference, Far-field and time-resolved measurement of transmission and reflection spectra of optical waves, Far-fields mapping of acoustic pressure information in k space, Acoustic measurement of transmission spectrum and field distribution.



H index 14 (Data from Web of Science). Selective papers from 60 SCI papers (* means corresponding author) 



Experimental demonstration of a unidirectional reflectionless parity-time metamaterial at optical frequencies


Liang Feng*, Ye-Long Xu, Williiam S. Fegaolli, Ming-Hui Lu*, Jose E. B. Oliveira, Vilson R. Almeida, Yan-Feng Chen and Axel Scherer.


Nature. Mater. DOI:10.1038/NMAT3495(2013)


Tunable Unidirectional Sound Propagation through a Sonic-Crystal-Based Acoustic Diode


Xue-Feng Li, Xu Ni, Liang Feng, Ming-Hui Lu*, Cheng He, Yan-Feng Chen


Phys. Rev. Lett. 106  084301(2011)


Negative bi-refraction of acoustic waves in a sonic crystal


Ming-Hui Lu, Chao Zhang, Liang Feng, Jun Zhao, Yan-Feng Chen, Yi-Wei Mao, Jian Zi, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, Nai-Ben Ming


Nature Mater. 6, 744-748 (doi:10.1038/nmat1987) (2007)


Extraordinary acoustic transmission through acoustic gratings with very narrow apertures


Ming-Hui Lu, Xiao-Kang Liu, Liang Feng, Jian Li, Cheng-Ping Huang, Yan-Feng Chen,* Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu and Nai-Ben Ming


Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 174301(2007)


Acoustic Surface Evanescent Wave and its Dominant Contribution to Extraordinary Acoustic Transmission and Collimation of Sound


Yu Zhou, Ming-Hui Lu*, Liang Feng, Xu Ni, Yan-Feng Chen, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, and Nai-Ben Ming


Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 164301 (2010)


Phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials


Ming-Hui Lu, Liang Feng, Yan-Feng Chen*


Mater. Today, 12, issue 12, 34-42(2009)


Acoustic backward-wave negative refractions in the second band of a sonic crystal


Liang Feng, Xiao-Ping Liu, Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Bin Chen, Yan-Feng Chen*, Yi-Wei Mao, Jian Zi, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, and Nai-Ben Ming


Phys. Rev. Lett.96, 014301 (2006)


A feasible approach to achieve acoustic carpet cloak in air


Xiao-Liu Zhang, Xu Ni, Ming-Hui Lu*, Yan-Feng Chen


Phys. Lett. A 376, 493 (2012)


Asymmetric optical mode conversion and transmission by breaking PT-symmetry on silicon photonic circuits


Ye-Long Xu, Liang Feng, Ming-Hui Lu*, Yan-Feng Chena


Phys. Lett. A 376, 886 (2012)


Nonreciprocal light propagation in a silicon photonic circuit


Liang  Feng, Maurice Ayache, Jingqing Huang, Ye-Long Xu, Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen, Yeshaihu Fainman, and Axel Scherer.


Science 333, 729-733  (2011)


Parity-time electromagnetic diodes in a two-dimensional nonreciprocal photonic crystal

He Cheng,  Ming-Hui Lu, Xin Heng, Liang Feng and Yan-Feng Chen*


Phys. Rev. B 83, 075117 (2011)


Tunable one-way cross-waveguide splitter based on gyromagnetic photonic crystal


Cheng He, Xiao-Lin Chen, Ming-Hui Lu, Xue-Feng Li, Wei-Wei Wan, Xiao-Shi Qian, Ruo-Cheng Yin, and Yan-Feng Chen*


Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111111 (2010)



Plasmonic photonic crystal with a complete band gap for surface plasmon polariton waves


Liang Feng, Ming-Hui Lu, Lomakin Vitaliy, Yeshaiahu Fainman*


Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 2331105 (2008)


Tunable negative refraction based on the Pockels effect in two-dimensional photonic crystals composed of electro-optic crystals


Jian Li, Ming-Hui Lu, Liang Feng, Xiao-Ping Liu, and Yan-Feng Chen*


J. Appl. Phys. 101, 013516  (2007)


All angle negative-refraction imaging effect with complex two-dimensional hexagonal photonic crystals


Jian Li, Ming-Hui Lu, Tian Fan, Xiao-Kang Liu, Liang Feng, Yue-Feng Tang, and Yan-Feng Chen*


J.Appl.Phys.102, 073538  (2007)


Structure, optical and magnetic properties of sputtered manganese and nitrogen-codoped ZnO films

Zheng-Bin Gu, Ming-Hui Lu, Jing Wang, Di Wu, Shan-Tao Zhang, Xiang-Kang Meng, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, and Yan-Feng Chen*, Xiao-Qing Pan

Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 082111(2006)


Larger polarization and weak ferromagnetism in quenched BiFeO3 ceramics with a distorted rhombohedra crystal structure

Shan-Tao. Zhang, Ming-Hui Lu, Di Wu, Yan-Feng Chen, and Nai. Ben Ming

Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 262907 (2005)


Phase compensating effect in left-handed materials

Liang Feng, Xiao-Ping Liu Ming-Hui Lu and Yan-Feng Chen*

Phys. Lett. A 332, 449-455 (2004)


Megneto-electric coupling in piezoelectric-piezomagnetic superlattices

Jun Zhao, Tian Fan, Ming-Hui Lu, Ruo-Cheng Yin, Chao-Ling Du, Yan-Feng Chen*, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, Nai-Ben Ming

Phys. Lett. A372, 486-492  (2008)


Giant magnetoresistance in transition-metal-doped ZnO films

Jing Wang, Zheng-Bin Gu, Ming-Hui Lu, Di Wu, Chang-Sheng Yuan, Shan-Tao Zhang, Yan-Feng Chen*, Shi-Ning Zhu, and Yong-Yuan Zhu

Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, (2006)252110




China Patent: ZL200510038777.8 2005

A quenching method to prepare single phase BiFeO3 ceramics

Shan-Tao Zhang,Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen, and Nai-Ben Ming


 Conference and invited talk:



Invited talk: Acoustic metamaterials of sonic crystals

Yan-Feng Chen, Ming-Hui Lu, Liang Feng, Yong-Yuan Zhu, Shi-Ning Zhu, Nai-Ben Ming

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON METAMATERIALS   (2008)   pp38-38   International Workshop on Metamaterials, NOV 09-12, 2008 Nanjing, PEOPLES R CHINA


Nanoimprint-soft Lithography Combined Mold with Ultra-thin Rigid Patterning Layer on Elastic Support

Zhi-wei Li, Hai-Xiong Ge, Wei-Wu, Qiang-Fei Xia, Chang-Sheng Yuan, Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON METAMATERIALS   (2008)   pp38-38   International Workshop on Metamaterials, NOV 09-12, 2008 Nanjing, PEOPLES R CHINA


Acoustic surface evanescent wave and its dominant contribution to extraordinary acoustic transmission and collimation of sound

Oral Presentation:  APS March  MeetingPortland, Oregon  Mach 15-19 (2010 )

Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen


Acoustic surface evanescent wave and its associated physical effects

Ming-Hui Lu*, Xu Ni, and Yan-Feng Chen

Oral Presentation: the 3rd International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plsmonics, Paris  Apr. 19-22 (2012)