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PAN Ding 潘鼎
PhD, Institute of Physics, CAS
Associate Professor
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Prof Ding Pan obtained BS in physics in the 00 Class (SCGY) at University of Science and Technology of China in 2005, and ScD at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.  During the ScD study, he was a visiting researcher at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany and a Thomas Young Centre Junior Research Fellow at the University College London, UK. After he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of California at Davis (2011-2014) and the University of Chicago (2014-2016), he joined HKUST in 2016.
Prof Pan has been developing and applying computational and numerical methods to understand and predict the properties and behavior of liquids, solids, and nanostructures from first principles. With the help of high-performance supercomputers, his group are seeking answers to the urgent and fundamental scientific questions relevant to sustainable development, e.g., water science, deep carbon cycle, and clean energy.
Research Areas
Computational materials science, physical chemistry, chemical physics.  Water science, deep carbon cycle, and clean energy.
Representative Publications
  • Ding Pan, and Giulia Galli, The fate of carbon dioxide in water-rich fluids at extreme conditions, Science Advances 2, e1601278 (2016)
  • Eglantine Boulard*, Ding Pan*, Giulia Galli, Zhenxian Liu, Wendy L. Mao, Tetrahedrally coordinated carbonates in Earth’s lower mantle, Nat. Commun. 6, 6311 (2015) (*co-first authorship)
  • Ding Pan, Quan Wan and Giulia Galli, The refractive index and electronic gap of water and ice increase with increasing pressure, Nat. Commun.5, 3919 (2014)
  • Giulia Galli, Ding Pan, A closer look at supercritical water, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110, 6250 (2013)
  • Ding Pan, Leonardo Spanu, Brandon Harrison, Dimitri A. Sverjensky and Giulia Galli, Dielectric properties of water under extreme conditions and transport of carbonates in the deep Earth, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110, 6646 (2013)
  • Zhaoru Sun, Ding Pan, Limei Xu and Enge Wang, Role of proton ordering in adsorption preference of polar molecule on ice surface, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 109, 13177 (2012)
  • D. E. Starr, D. Pan, J. T. Newberg, M. Ammann, E. G. Wang, A. Michaelides and H. Bluhm, Acetone adsorption on ice investigated by X-ray spectroscopy and density functional theory, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 19988 (2011)
  • M. Watkins, D. Pan, E. G. Wang, A. Michaelides, J. VandeVondele and B. Slater, Large variation of vacancy formation energies in the surface of crystalline ice, Nature Mater. 10, 794 (2011)
  • Ding Pan, Li-Min Liu, Ben Slater, Angelos Michaelides and Enge Wang, Melting the Ice: On the Relation between Melting Temperature and Size for Nanoscale Ice Crystals, ACS Nano 5, 4562 (2011)
  • Ding Pan, Li-Min Liu, Gareth A. Tribello, Ben Slater, Angelos Michaelides and Enge Wang Surface energy and surface proton order of ice Ih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 155703 (2008)
Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]