Title: Topological bandgaps for light and sound
Speaker: Baile Zhang
Time: Nov. 17th (Fri.), 10:00
Location: Room 215
There has been substantial research interest in pursuing topological photonic/acoustic bandgaps, in order to achieve the so-called “photonic/acoustic topological insulators”. In this talk, I will first outline some fundamental notations in topological physics, and then introduce our recent progresses in topological photonics and topological acoustics.
Baile Zhang is a professor of physics in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009. After a two-year postdoc period in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre, he joined Nanyang Technological University in 2011 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 2017 and full professor in 2021. His research interests include waves in complex media, metamaterials, photonic and phononic crystals, and acoustics.