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Chinese Name

Dr. Ma, Ning (马宁)


Professional   Title

Assistant   Professor




Master’s   Supervisor

PhysicsAcademic Master   Degree







Research Orientation:

Research on the mechanical, electronic, magnetic, spintronic, valleytronic and thermoelectric properties of novel quantum materials (e.g. graphene, topological insulators, etc)Research on graphene-like quantum materials for cooling technologies based on the multicaloric effect.


Lectured CoursesElectrodynamicsBachelor);Solid State TheoryMaster candidate


Personal experience:


Education Experience:

September 2006May 2009, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Physics, Postgraduate / Master

September 2009September 2012, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Physics, Postgraduate / Doctor


Work Experience:

September 2012—Present, Department of Physics, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Assistant Professor

September 2020—February 2021, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Visiting Assistant Professor


International cooperation: Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Portugal, Chile


Research Project

1.        Ning Ma, Shanxi Province Graduate Education Teaching Reform Project (Project Number: 2019JG059), Shanxi Provincial Department of Education, 2019.07-2020.06

2.        Ning Ma, Teaching Reform and Innovation Projects in Shanxi Institutions of Higher Learning (project number: J2019057), Shanxi Provincial Department of Education, 2019.07-2020.06


Scientific Achievements


1.        M. S. Reis*, N. Ma*(马宁), Caloric effects of quantum materials: an outlook, Physics Open 4, 100028 (2020).

2.        B. W. Dong, W. J. Sun, D. Q. Liu, N. Ma*(马宁), The mechanical strain induced anomalous de Haas-van Alphen effect on graphene, Physica B 577, 411824 (2020).

3.        N. Ma*(马宁), Z. Z. Alisultanov, M. S. Reis*, External mechanisms for valley polarisation and its effect on the magnetisation of graphene: strain and electric field, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 482, 178-185 (2019).

4.        N. Ma*(马宁), M. S. Reis*, Anomalous acoustic phonons as the physical mechanism behind the adiabatic barocaloric effect on graphene, Sci. Rep. 9, 219 (2019).

5.        D. Q. Liu, S. Y. Chen, X. Meng, N. Ma*(马宁), Xiang Zhao, Time-dependent Hall response of two dimensional rarefied charge gas, Physica B 561, 155-158 (2019).

6.        D. Q. Liu*, S. Y. Chen, Z. T. Lu, N. Ma(马宁), and Y. Q. Sun, Temperature sensor based on temperature and frequency dependence of graphene impedance, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 52, 075102 (2019).

7.        N. Ma*(马宁), M. S. Reis*, Barocaloric efect on graphene, Sci. Rep. 7, 13257 (2017).

8.        N. Ma*(马宁), Majorana fermions in condensed matter: An outlook, Physica B 512, 100-101 (2017).

9.        D. Q. Liu*, S. Y. Chen, and N. Ma(马宁), Intrinsic plasmarons in warm graphene, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 29(42), 425601 (2017).

10.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, and D. Q. Liu, Strain induced novel quantum magnetotransport properties of topological insulators, Ann. Phys. 375, 251-264 (2016).

11.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, and D. Q. Liu, The substrate strain mediated magnetotransport properties of surface states in topological insulators, Phys. Lett. A 380, 3564-3569 (2016).

12.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, and D. Q. Liu, Mechanical control over valley magnetotransport in strained graphene, Phys. Lett. A 380, 1884-1890 (2016).

13.     Y. X. Lu, N. Ma*(马宁), The coupled electromagnetic field effects on quantum magnetic oscillations of graphene, Acta. Phys. Sin. 65, 027502 (2016).

14.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, D. Q. Liu, and W. Z. Zhang, The coupled electromagnetic field effects on quantum transport in anelectrically modulated graphene, Phys. Lett. A 380, 509-515 (2016).

15.     C. H. Zhou, N. Ma(马宁), G. Fan, and Z. Ma, Effect of Metal and Nonmetal on Adsorption of Hydrogen in Torus-Type C120, Chem. Phys. Lett. 645, 187-191 (2016).

16.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, D. Q. Liu, and V. Wang, Mechanical strain induced valley-dependent quantum magnetotransport of Dirac particles in graphene, Phys. Lett. A 379, 3123-3129 (2015).

17.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang, V. Wang, and D. Q. Liu, Theoretical study of energy band splitting induced by spinorbit interaction in helically coiled carbon nanotubes, Phys. Lett. A 379, 916922 (2015).

18.     D. Q. Liu*, S. Y. Chen, N. Ma(马宁), and Z. Xu, Gravitational-Like Lens Based on Graphene Ripple, Microsc. and Microanal. 21(5), 1-7 (2015).

19.     D. Q. Liu*, X. Ye, S. Y. Chen, S. L. Zhang, and N. Ma*(马宁), Low-energy quantum scattering induced by graphene ripples, Phys. Lett. A 379, 3141-3145 (2015).

20.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang*, D. Q. Liu, and V. Wang, Influence of electrostatic field on the Weiss oscillations in graphene, Phys. Lett. A 378, 3354-3359 (2014).

21.     D. Q. Liu*, Z. Xu, N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang, Graphene modulated by external fields: a nonresonant left-handed metamateria, Appl. Phys. A-Mater. 106(4), 949-954 (2012).

22.     D. Q. Liu*, S. L. Zhang, N. Ma*(马宁), and X. H. Li, Faraday rotation effect in periodic graphene structure, J. Appl. Phys. 112, 023115 (2012).

23.     V. Wang, N. Ma(马宁), H. Mizuseki, Y. Kawazoe, First-principles study of intrinsic defect properties in hexagonal BN bilayer and monolayer, Solid State Commun. 152(9), 816-820 (2012).

24.     V. Wang, H. P. He, S. L. Zhang, N. Ma(马宁), W. Xiao, E.H. Zhang, and H.Q. Dou, Influence of Mn concentration on the electronic and magnetic properties of Mn doped β-Ge3N4: A first-principles study, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 324(19), 2972-2976 (2012).

25.     N. Ma*(马宁), S. L. Zhang, D. Q. Liu, and E. H. Zhang, Novel electric field effects on magnetic oscillations in graphene nanoribbons, Phys. Lett. A 375(41), 3624-3633 (2011).

26.     S. L. Zhang, N. Ma*(马宁), and E. H. Zhang, The modulation of the de HaasvanAlphen effect in graphene by electric field, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 22(11), 115302 (2010).

27.     D. Q. Liu, S. L. Zhang, E. H. Zhang, N. Ma(马宁), and W. H. Chen, Anomalous Valley Magnetic Moment of Graphene, Europhys. Lett. 89, 37002 (2010).


1.        Electrodynamics, pages: c.a. 297, Tsinghua University Press (Beijing)-2019, Language: Chinese, ISBN: 978-7-302-52343-7.


1.        Organic electroluminescent device with multilayer metal composite electrode, patent number: ZL201410085174.2, authorization date: 2016.03.23, Second inventor



1.        2012, The Best Poster Presenter Award in The Sixth General Meeting of ACCMS-VO, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan