Department of Physics National Tsing Hua University

Horng-Tay Jeng



Tel: 03-5742515

Research Fields

*Atomic and molecular physics

*computational physics

*condensed matter physics

  1. Ph.D.:    Aug 1992 - June 1996 Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

  2. M.S.:       Aug 1990 - July 1992 Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

  3. B.S.: Aug 1985 - July 1989 Department of Physics, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Professional Experience
Current position:
  1. Professor, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

  2. Joint Appointment Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

  1. Joint Associate Professor, May 2011 - July 2012, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  2. Tenure Associate Research Fellow, Mar 2010 – July 2012, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  3. Joint Assistant Professor, Aug 2005 - Apr 2011, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  4. Assistant Research Fellow, Aug 2005 - Feb 2010, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  5. Joint Visiting Assistant Professor, Feb 2003 - July 2005, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University
  6. Visiting Assistant Professor, Aug 2002 - July 2005, Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences
  7. Post Doctor, Aug 1999 - July 2002, Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences
  8. Post Doctor, Aug 1998 - July 1999, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University
  9. Drillmaster, July 1996 - May 1998, (Military service) Chung-Cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School
  10. Teacher: Aug 1989 - July 1990, Bade Junior High School, Taoyuan County
Honors and Awards
  1. Mar 2024: 2023 Outstanding Research Awards (NSTC, Taiwan)

  2. Nov 2023: 2023 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

  3. Nov 2023: 2023 Sun Yat Sen Academia Award (Natural Sciences)

  4. Dec 2022: 2022 CTCI Outstanding Physics Research Award (Taiwan Physical Society)

  5. Nov 2022: 2022 World's Top 2% Scientists list (Stanford University)

  6. Nov 2022: 2022 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

  7. Dec 2021: 2021 World's Top 2% Scientists list (Stanford University)

  8. Nov 2021: 2021 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

  9. Nov 2020: 2020 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

  10. Nov 2019: 2019 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

  11. Aug 2009: Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of Year 2009 (National Science Council)

  12. June 2009: Research Award for Junior Research Investigators of Year 2009 (Academia Sinica)

  13. Jan 2008: Young Theorist Award of Year 2008 (National Center for Theoretical Science)
Research Interests and achievement
Metal-insulator transition, charge-orbital ordering, strong correlations, magnetism, transition-metal oxides, multiferroic materials
2D-materials, topological insulators/semimetals/superconductors, electron-phonon superconductors, thermoelectric materials, nano-structures and surface systems
Representative Publications
  1. V. K. Ranganayakulu, Te-Hsien Wang, Cheng-Lung Chen, Angus Huang, Ma-Hsuan Ma, Chun-Min Wu, Wei-Han Tsai, Tsu-Lien Hung, Min-Nan Ou, Horng-Tay Jeng, Chih-Hao Lee, Kuei-Hsien Chen, Wen-Hsien Li, Madison K. Brod, G. Jeffrey Snyder and Yang-Yuan Chen, "Ultrahigh zT from strong electron-phonon interactions and a low-dimensional Fermi surface", Energy Environ. Sci. 17, 1904–1915 (2024).pdf

  2. Chin-Hsuan Chen, Ye-Shun Lan, Angus Huang and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Two-gap topological superconductor LaB2 with high Tc = 30 K", Nanoscale Horiz. 9, 148–155 (2024).pdf

  3. Wan-Hsin Chen, Chin-Hsuan Chen, Guan-Hao Chen, Wei-Chuan Chen, Fu-Xiang Rikudo Chen, Pei-Jung Chen, Chun-Kai Ku, Chang-Tsan Lee, Naoya Kawakami, Jia-Ying Li, Iwao Matsuda, Wen-Hao Chang, Juhn-Jong Lin, Chien-Te Wu, Chung-Yu Mou, Horng-Tay Jeng, Shu-Jung Tang, and Chun-Liang Lin, "Enhanced Superconductivity and Rashba Effect in a Buckled Plumbene-Au Kagome Superstructure", Adv. Sci. 10, 2300845 (2023).pdf

  4. Ming-Wei Liao, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Tsong-Pyng Perng, "Formation Mechanism and Bandgap Reduction of GaN-ZnO Solid-Solution Thin Films Fabricated by Nanolamination of Atomic Layer Deposition", Adv. Mater. 35, 2207849 (2023).pdf

  5. Ro-Ya Liu, Angus Huang, Raman Sankar, Joseph Andrew Hlevyack, Chih-Chuan Su, Shih-Chang Weng, Meng-Kai Lin, Peng Chen, Cheng-Maw Cheng, Jonathan D. Denlinger, Sung-Kwan Mo, Alexei V. Fedorov, Chia-Seng Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Tien-Ming Chuang, and Tai-Chang Chiang, "Dirac Nodal Line in Hourglass Semimetal Nb3SiTe6", Nano Lett.  23, 380−388 (2023).pdf

  6. Nitin Kumar, Ye-Shun Lan, Chia-Ju Chen, Yen-Hui Lin, Shih-Tang Huang, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Pin-Jui Hsu, "Self-assembly of magnetic Co atoms on stanene", PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 6, 066001 (2022).pdf

  7. Jia-Xin Li, Wei-Qing Li, Sheng-Hsiung Hung, Po-Liang Chen, Yueh-Chiang Yang, Tian-Yun Chang, Po-Wen Chiu, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Chang-Hua Liu, "Electric control of valley polarization in monolayer WSe2 using a van der Waals magnet", Nature Nanotechnology 17, 721 (2022).pdf

  8.  Yen-Hui Lin, Sukhito Teh, Ta-Yu Yeh, Chin-Hsuan Chen, Deng-Sung Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Pin-Jui Hsu, "Superconducting proximity effect in (√7 ×√7)R19.10 Ni nanoislands on Pb(111)", PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 6, 046002 (2022).pdf

  9. Angus Huang, Chin-Hsuan Chen, and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Threefold Fermions,Weyl Points, and Superconductivity in the Mirror Symmetry Lacking Semiconductor TlCd2Te4", Nanomaterials 12, 679 (2022).pdf

  10. Chin-Hsuan Chen, Angus Huang, C C Tsuei, and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Possible high-TC superconductivity at 50 GPa in sodium hydride with clathrate structure", New J. Phys. 23,  093007 (2021).pdf

  11. Angus Huang, Chin-Hsuan Chen, Ching-Hao Chang and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Topological Phase and Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Ferromagnetic Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Monolayer 1T-VSe2", Nanomaterials  11, 1998 (2021).pdf

  12. Angus Huang, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Ching-Hao Chang, "First-Principles Calculations Predict Tunable Large Magnetic Anisotropy Due to Spin-Polarized Quantum-Well Resonances in Nanometer-Thick SrRuO3 Films: Implications for Spintronic Devices", ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 4, 5932−5939 (2021).pdf

  13. Teng-Yu Su, Te-Hsien Wang, Deniz P. Wong, Yi-Chung Wang, Angus Huang, Ying-Chun Sheng, Shin-Yi Tang, Tsu-Chin Chou, Ta-Lei Chou, Horng-Tay Jeng, Li-Chyong Chen, Kuei-Hsien Chen, and Yu-Lun Chueh, "Thermally Strain-Induced Band Gap Opening on Platinum Diselenide-Layered Films: A Promising Two-Dimensional Material with Excellent Thermoelectric Performance", Chem. Mater.  33, 3490−3498 (2021).pdf

  14. Li-Wei Huang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Wei-Bin Su, and Chia-Seng Chang, "Indirect interactions of metal nanoparticles through graphene", Carbon 174, 132 (2021).pdf

  15. Wei-Bin Su, Shin-Ming Lu, Horng-Tay Jeng, Wen-Yuan Chan, Ho-Hsiang Chang, Woei Wu Pai, Hsiang-Lin Liu and Chia-Seng Chang, "Observing quantum trapping on MoS2 through the lifetimes of resonant electrons: revealing the Pauli exclusion principle", Nanoscale Adv. 2, 5848 (2020).pdf

  16. Guan-Yu Chen, Angus Huang, Yen-Hui Lin, Chia-Ju Chen, Deng-Sung Lin, Po-Yao Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Gustav Bihlmayer and Pin-Jui Hsu, "Orbital-enhanced warping effect in px,py-derived Rashba spin splitting of monatomic bismuth surface alloy", npj Quantum Materials 5:89 (2020).pdf

  17. Hung-Lung Huang & Horng-Tay Jeng, "Orbital ordering and magnetism in layered Perovskite Ruthenate Sr2RuO4", Scientific Reports  10:7089 | (2020).pdf

  18. Peng-Jen Chen and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Ambient-pressure high-temperature superconductivity in stoichiometric hydrogen-free covalent compound BSiC2", New J. Phys. 22, 033046 (2020).pdf

  19. Te-Hsien Wang and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Topological insulator nanoribbons – A new paradigm for high thermoelectric performance", Nano Energy 66,  104092 (2019).pdf

  20. Chin-Shen Kuo, Tay-Rong Chang, Su-Yang Xu and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Unconventional topological phase transition in non-symmorphic material KHgX (X = As, Sb, Bi)", Nature Computational Materials  5:3 |DOI:10.1038 (2019).pdf

  21. Santosh Chiniwar, Angus Huang, Ting-Yu Chen, Chung-Huang Lin, Cheng-Rong Hsing, Wei-Chuan Chen, Cheng-Maw Cheng, H.-T. Jeng, C. M. Wei, Woei Wu Pai, and S.-J. Tang, "Substrate-mediated umklapp scattering at the incommensurate interface of a monatomic alloy layer", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 99, 155408 (2019).pdf

  22. Te-Hsien Wang and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Strongly Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance over a Wide Temperature Range in Topological Insulator Thin Films", ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 1, 5646 (2018).pdf

  23. Xin Gui, Zuzanna Sobczak, Tay-Rong Chang, Xitong Xu, Angus Huang, Shuang Jia, Horng-Tay Jeng, Tomasz Klimczuk, and Weiwei Xie, "Superconducting SrSnP with Strong Sn−P Antibonding Interaction: Is the Sn Atom Single or Mixed Valent?", Chem. Mater. 30, 6005 (2018).pdf

  24. Angus Huang, Adam D. Smith, Madison Schwinn, Qiangsheng Lu, Tay-Rong Chang, Weiwei Xie, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Guang Bian, "Multiple topological electronic phases in superconductor MoC", PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 2, 054205 (2018).pdf

  25. Wei-Ting Hsu, Li-Syuan Lu, Po-Hsun Wu, Ming-Hao Lee, Peng-Jen Chen, Pei-Ying Wu, Yi-Chia Chou , Horng-Tay Jeng, Lain-Jong Li, Ming-Wen Chu & Wen-Hao Chang, "Negative circular polarization emissions from WSe2/MoSe2 commensurate heterobilayers", NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 9:1356 | DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03869-7 (2018).pdf

  26. Chung-Huang Lin, Angus Huang, Woei Wu Pai, Wei-Chuan Chen, Ting-Yu Chen, Tay-Rong Chang, Ryu Yukawa, Cheng-Maw Cheng, Chung-Yu Mou, Iwao Matsuda, T.-C. Chiang, H.-T. Jeng, and S.-J. Tang, "Single-layer dual germanene phases on Ag(111)", PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 2, 024003 (2018).pdf

  27. Wei-Ting Hsu, Li-Syuan Lu, Dean Wang, Jing-Kai Huang, Ming-Yang Li, Tay-Rong Chang, Yi-Chia Chou, Zhen-Yu Juang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Lain-Jong Li & Wen-Hao Chang, "Evidence of indirect gap in monolayer WSe2", NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01012-6 (2017).pdf

  28. Guang Bian, Tay-Rong Chang, Angus Huang, Yuwei Li, Horng-Tay Jeng, David J. Singh, Robert J. Cava, and Weiwei Xie, "Prediction of nontrivial band topology and superconductivity in Mg2Pb", PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 1, 021201(R) (2017).pdf

  29. H.Y. Huang, Z.Y. Chen, R.-P.Wang, F.M.F. de Groot, W.B.Wu, J. Okamoto, A. Chainani, A. Singh, Z.-Y. Li, J.-S. Zhou, H.-T. Jeng, G.Y. Guo, Je-Geun Park, L.H. Tjeng, C.T. Chen & D.J. Huang, "Jahn-Teller distortion driven magnetic polarons in magnetite", Nat. Commun. 8, 15929 doi: 10.1038/ncomms15929 (2017).pdf

  30. Te-Hsien Wang and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Wide-range ideal 2D Rashba electron gas with large spin splitting in Bi2Se3/MoTe2 heterostructure", Nature Computational Materials  3:5 ; doi:10.1038/ s41524-017-0011-5 (2017). pdf

  31. Ching-Hao Chang, Tay-Rong Chang, and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Newtype large Rashba splitting in quantum well states induced by spin chirality in metal/topological insulator heterostructures", Nature Asia Materials 8, e332; doi:10.1038/am.2016.173 (2016). pdf

  32. Syu-You Guan, Peng-Jen Chen, Ming-Wen Chu, Raman Sankar, Fangcheng Chou, Horng-Tay Jeng, Chia-Seng Chang, and Tien-Ming Chuang, "Superconducting topological surface states in the noncentrosymmetric bulk superconductor PbTaSe2", Science Advances 2: e1600894 (2016).pdf

  33. Peng-Jen Chen, Tay-Rong Chang, and Horng-Tay Jeng, "Ab initio study of the PbTaSe2-related superconducting topological metals", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 94, 165148 (2016).pdf

  34. Huei-Ru Fuh, Ching-Ray Chang, Yin-Kuo Wang, Richard F. L. Evans, Roy W. Chantrell & Horng-Tay Jeng, "Newtype single-layer magnetic semiconductor in transition-metal dichalcogenides VX2 (X = S, Se and Te)", Sci. Rep. 6, 32625; doi: 10.1038/srep32625 (2016).pdf

  35. Tay-Rong Chang, Peng-Jen Chen, Guang Bian, Shin-Ming Huang, Hao Zheng, Titus Neupert, Raman Sankar, Su-Yang Xu, Ilya Belopolski, Guoqing Chang, BaoKai Wang, Fangcheng Chou, Arun Bansil, Horng-Tay Jeng, Hsin Lin, and M. Zahid Hasan, "Topological Dirac surface states and superconducting pairing correlations in PbTaSe2", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 93, 245130 (2016).pdf

  36. Shih-Ting Guo, R. Sankar, Yung-Yu Chien, Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Guang-Yu Guo, F. C. Chou & Wei-Li Lee, "Large transverse Hall-like signal in topological Dirac semimetal Cd3As2", Sci. Rep. 6, 27487; doi: 10.1038/srep27487 (2016).pdf

  37. Peng-Jen Chen & Horng-Tay Jeng, "High applicability of two dimensional phosphorous in Kagome lattice predicted from first-principles calculations", Sci. Rep. 6, 23151; doi: 10.1038/srep23151 (2016).pdf

  38. Li-Wei Huang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Cheng-Kai Chang, Kuei-Hsien Chen, Fu-Rong Chen, Chia-Seng Chang, "Local property change of graphene induced by a Cu nanoparticle", Carbon 98, 666 (2016).pdf

  39. S. W. Huang, L. Andrew Wray, Horng-Tay Jeng, V. T. Tra, J. M. Lee, M. C. Langner, J. M. Chen, S. Roy, Y. H. Chu, R. W. Schoenlein, Y.-D. Chuang & J.-Y. Lin, "Selective interlayer ferromagnetic coupling between the Cu spins in YBa2Cu3O7−x grown on top of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3", Sci. Rep. 5, 16690; doi: 10.1038/srep16690 (2015).pdf

  40. Peng-Jen Chen & Horng-Tay Jeng, "Phase diagram of the layered oxide SnO: GW and electronphonon studies", Sci. Rep. 5, 16359; doi: 10.1038/srep16359 (2015).pdf

  41. Su-Yang Xu, Chang Liu, Satya K. Kushwaha, Raman Sankar, Jason W. Krizan, Ilya Belopolski, Madhab Neupane, Guang Bian, Nasser Alidoust, Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Cheng-Yi Huang, Wei-Feng Tsai, Hsin Lin, Pavel P. Shibayev, Fang-Cheng Chou, Robert J. Cava, M. Zahid Hasan, "Observation of Fermi arc surface states in a topological metal", SCIENCE 347, 294 (2015).pdf

  42. C.-P. Chang, M.-W. Chu, H.T. Jeng, S.-L. Cheng, J.G. Lin, J.-R. Yang & C.H. Chen, "Condensation of two-dimensional oxide-interfacial charges into one-dimensional electron chains by the misfit-dislocation strain field", Nat. Commun. 5:3522 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4522 (2014).pdf

  43. S. W. Chen, P. A. Lin, H. T. Jeng, S. W. Fu, J. M. Lee, J. F. Lee, C. W. Pao, H. Ishii, K. D. Tsuei, N. Hiraoka, D. P. Chen, S. X. Dou, X. L. Wang, K. T. Lu, and J. M. Chen, "Exchange interaction mediated ferroelectricity in multiferroic MnTiO3 with anisotropic orbital hybridization and hole delocalization", APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 104, 082104 (2014).pdf

  44. Yi Zhang, Tay-Rong Chang, Bo Zhou, Yong-Tao Cui, Hao Yan, Zhongkai Liu, Felix Schmitt, James Lee, Rob Moore, Yulin Chen, Hsin Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng, Sung-Kwan Mo, Zahid Hussain, Arun Bansil and Zhi-Xun Shen, "Direct observation of the transition from indirect to direct bandgap in atomically thin epitaxial MoSe2", NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY 9, 111 (2014).pdf

  45. Wei-Feng Tsai, Cheng-Yi Huang, Tay-Rong Chang, Hsin Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng, A. Bansil, "Gated Silicene as a tunable source of nearly 100% spin-polarized electrons", Nature Commun. 4:1500 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2525 (2013).pdf

  46. Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Chung-Yuan Ren, and Chen-Shiung Hsue, ”Charge-Orbital Ordering and Ferroelectric Polarization in ultiferroic TbMn2O5 from First Prin-ciples”, Phys. Rev. B 84, 024421 (2011).pdf

  47. Woei Wu Pai, H. T. Jeng, C.-M. Cheng, C.-H. Lin, Xudong Xiao, Aidi Zhao, Xieqiu Zhang, XU Geng, X. Q. Shi, M. A. Van Hove, C. -S. Hsue, K.-D. Tsuei, ”Optimal Electron Doping of a C60 Monolayer on Cu(111) via Interface Reconstruction”, Phys.Rev. Lett. 104, 036103 (2010).pdf

  48. Horng-Tay Jeng, Hong-Shi Kuo, Ing-Shouh Hwang, and Tien T. Tsong, ”High stability and electronic structures of noble-metal covered W(111) atom perfect pyramidal tips”,Phys. Rev. B 81, 155424 (2010).pdf

  49. S.-J. Tang, Tay-Rong Chang, Chien-Chung Huang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Cheng-Maw Cheng,Ku-Ding Tsuei, H.-T. Jeng, Chung-Yu Mou, ”Dispersive resonance bands within the space-charge layer of a metal-semiconductor junction”, Phys. Rev. B 81, 245406 (2010).pdf

  50. Shih-Wen Huang, Horng-Tay Jeng, J.-Y Lin, W. J. Chang, J. M. Chen, G. H. Lee, H. Berger, H. D. Yang, and Keng S. Liang, ”Electronic structure of Pyrochlore Cd2Re2O7”,Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 21, 195602 (2009).pdf

  51. J. M. Chen, J. M. Lee, C. K. Chen, T. L. Chou, K. T. Lu, S. C. Haw, K. S. Liang, C.T. Chen, H. T. Jeng, S. W. Huang, T. J. Yang, C. C. Shen, R. S. Liu, J. Y. Lin, and Z. Hu, ”Bonding anisotropy in multiferroic TbMnO3 probed by polarization dependent x-ray absorption spectroscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 044105 (2009).pdf

  52. Hsiu-Hau Lin, Toshiya Hikihara, Horng-Tay Jeng, Bor-Luen Huang, Chung-Yu Mou, and Xiao Hu, ”Ferromagnetism in armchair graphene nanoribbons”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 035405 (2009).pdf

  53. Pao-An Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng, and Chen-Shiung Hsue, ”Electronic structure and orbital ordering of SrRu1−xTixO3: GGA+U investigations”, Phys. Rev. B 77, 085118 (2008).pdf

  54. Horng-Tay Jeng, G. Y. Guo, and D. J. Huang, ”Charge-orbital ordering in low-temperature structure of magnetite: GGA+U investigations”, Phys. Rev. B 74, 195115 (2006).pdf

  55. Horng-Tay Jeng, Shi-Hsin Lin, and Chen-Shiung Hsue, ”Orbital Ordering and Jahn-Teller Distortion in Perovskite Ruthenate SrRuO3”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 67002 (2006).pdf

  56. Horng-Tay Jeng, G. Y. Guo, and D. J. Huang, ”Charge-Orbital Ordering and Verwey Transition in Magnetite”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 156403 (2004).pdf

  57. Horng-Tay Jeng and Guang-Yu Guo, ”First-principles investigations of the electronic structures and the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in strained magnetite (Fe3O4)”, Phys. Rev. B 65, 94429 (2002). pdf

  58. Horng-Tay Jeng and Chen-Shiung Hsue, ”Relativistic Density Functional Calculations of Interconfigurational Energies in Transition-Metal Atoms”, Phys. Rev. B 62, 9876 (2000). pdf

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