Zhi-Xun Shen
  • 2011 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize


A Chinese-American experimental and solid state physicist. Professor at Stanford University. Zhi-Xun Shen is particularly noted for his angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies on high-temperature superconductors.

Education and Work Experience

1989, Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics, Stanford University
1989-2000, Professor, Stanford University
2005-2008, Director, the Geballe Laboratory for Advance Materials
2013 - Present, Science and Technology Advisor, SLAC

Honors and Awards

2009, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
2011, Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
2015, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
2017, Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Major Academic Achievements

Zhi-Xun Shen developed and pioneered high-precision measurements of the energy, momentum, spin, time and space of electrons and their applications in condensed physics and related interdisciplinary disciplines. It has played a key and decisive role in the rise of some disciplines. In particular, he has made pioneering contributions to the development of modern angle-resolved photoelectric spectroscopy and the understanding of copper-based superconductors and other quantum materials, changing the research landscape of strongly correlated materials.