Prof. Xiaolin Wang, a Professor from the University of Wollongong, gave a talk on “Grand design of novel spintronic, electronic and functional materials” on 10 October 2017. This talk presented a number of new strategies that have been developed for the design of new class of materials and properties.  There was a discussion on how new electronic materials can be designed by shaping electronic band structures. A number of emerging electronic materials such as topological insulators, Weyl metals, parabolic or Dirac type spin gapless semiconductors (SGSs) with exotic band structures, Dirac type system or topological Dirac system were reviewed comprehensively. Especially, Prof. Wang talked about how to achieve dissipationless transport in spin gapless semiconductor and topological insulators.

Prof. Xiaolin Wang (center) and IAPME professors and students