Zongqi Shen

Zongqi Shen

Graduate Student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a Ph.D. student at MIT Physics working with Prof. Nuh Gedik. I got my bachelor degree in Physics at Fudan University. My current research focuses on understanding the emergent phenomena in strongly correlated systems with ultrafast techniques.


  • Strongly correlated systems
  • Ultrafast optics


  • Graduate Student, 09/2022-present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BSc in Physics, 09/2018-06/2022

    Fudan University


A Novel $\sqrt{19} \times \sqrt{19}$ Superstructure in Epitaxially Grown 1T-TaTe₂

Reasearch Experience


STM study of moiré graphene and TMDC materials

Visiting Student Researcher supervised by Prof. Michael Crommie

Sep 2021 – Jan 2022 Crommie Group, UC Berkeley
  • Characterized twisted bilayer graphene and TMDC devices ($TaSe_{2}$, $NbSe_{2}$, $TaTe_{2}$, etc.). Studied the evolution of electronic structures with back gate.
  • Imaged the Mott insulating behavior of monolayer 1T-$TaSe_{2}$ with ‘flower pattern’ orbital texture.

Unconventional superconductivity in oxides

Supervised by Prof. Wei Li

May 2019 – Aug 2021 Artificial Interface Lab, Fudan University
  • Grew and optimized oxide interfaces with pulsed-laser deposition.
  • Studied the nontrivial topology of rare-earth oxide superconductor LaO with first-principle calculation.
  • Analyzed the energy splitting of La orbitals in oxygen octahedron crystal fields with group theory.

CVD growth of 2D materials and device fabrication

Supervised by Prof. Faxian Xiu

Nov 2018 – May 2019 Nanodevice Lab, Fudan University
  • Synthesized high quality $Bi_{2}SeO_{2}$ sample using chemical vapor deposition method (CVD)
  • Peeled off single-layered graphene for heterostructure fabrication.


Electronic structure of superconductor LaO

Electronic structure of superconductor LaO

topological metal with a superconducting ground state

STM Study of 2D Materials

STM Study of 2D Materials

charge density wave materials and twisted graphene

Interfacial superconductor

Interfacial superconductor

PLD growth and characterization of oxide interfaces