Rongying Jin, Ph.D.Jin

Professor of Physics

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
229-B Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
225-578-0028-Office    225-578-5855 - Fax


2012 - Present: Professor of Physics, Louisiana State University
2009 - 2012: Associate Professor of Physics, Louisiana State University
2000 - 2009: Research Associate/Staff Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Lab
1997 - 2000: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University
1992 - 1997: Research and Teaching Assistant, ETH-Zurich
1991 - 1992: Visiting Scientist, University of Susses/University of Cambridge
1988 - 1991: Staff Research Assistant, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences




  • Theme: Dr. Jin's research focuses on the development of novel complex materials with intriguing physical properties, such as new phases that exist on the edge of instabilities (unconventional superconductivity, quantum critical phenomena, heavy – Fermion behavior, thermoelectricity etc.). Thus, her research effort is devoted to (1) “science-driven” synthesis and (2) investigation of basic physical properties (charge, spin and heat transport, magnetization, specific heat etc.).
  • Financial Support:
    • NSF DMR-1504226 “Surface and Bulk Properties of Layered Transition-Metal Compounds: Manifestations of Broken Symmetry” (W. Plummer and Rongying Jin) (2015 – 2020)
    • DOE DE-SC0016315 “Growth of New High-Quality and Large-Size Single Crystals via High Pressure Floating-Zone Technique (2016 -2019)
    • LA – BoR: “High-Resolution Raman System for Multidisciplinary Research at LSU” (PIs: Manas Gartia, E. W. Plummer, P. Sprunger, D. Young, Rongying Jin, I. Warner, L. Haber, K. Delong, S. Yao, M. Feldman, K. Dooley, K. McPeak, R. Devireddy (2016 - 2017)
    • DOE DE-SC0012432 “Building an Internationally Competitive Neutron Scattering Research Program in Louisiana” (John DiTusa, Donghui Zhang, Rongying Jin) (2014 -2020)
    • LSU FRG: "Demonstration of Interdisciplinary Research for NSF MRSEC Grant Application" (2014-2015). 
    • NSF EPSCoR: "Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications" (Jin-senior participant) (2014-2015).
    • LA-BoR-Pfund: "Development and Study of New Battery Materials" (01/01/2013-12/31/2013). 
    • LA-BoR: "The Empyreal X-ray Diffractometer for Multidisciplinary Materials Research and Education" (Rongying Jin, I.M. Warner, J. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Flake, W.J. Meng) 
    • LA-BoR: "Acquisition of a Quantum Design Magnetic Property Measurement System for Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Investigations" (John DiTusa, P. Adams, J. Chan, Rongying Jin, S. Stadler, D. Young, J. Zhang) 
    • NSF DMR-1002622: "Manifestations of Broken Symmetry in Transition-Metal Layered Compounds: Surface vs. Bulk Properties", 2010-2013 
    • ORNL Collaborative Research Project:"Neutron Probing of Crystallographic and Magnetic Structures of Transition-Metal Compounds", 2010-2011
    • LSU Startup Funds: 2009 - 
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LSU Mid-Career (Rainmaker) Award (2013) 
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (AAAS) (elected 2012): For her significant contributions to materials physics, including science-driven materials development and pioneering studies of their underlying physics
American Physical Society Fellow (elected 2010)
Citation: For her significant contributions to materials physics, including science-driven materials development and pioneering studies of their underlying physics.


  • Editor Board Member
    • Journal of Materials
    • Journal of Materials Science and Applications
  • Panel Reviewer: NSF, DOE
  • Proposal Referee: DOE, NSF (US, Hong Kong), ORNL
  • Text Book Reviewer
  • Journal Referee: 
    • Appl. Phys. Lett.
    • International J. Mod. Phys. B
    • J. of Nanomaterials
    • J. of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
    • J. of Phys. & Chem of Solid
    • Nano Research Letter
    • Phys. Rev. Lett.
    • Phys. Rev. B
    • Physica B
    • Physica C
    • Superconductor Science & Technology
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer: 
    • Conference/Workshop Organizer:Scientific Committee Member of "The 2014 International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Materials Science" (Venice, Italy, March 15-17, 2014).
    • International Scientific Committee Member of "The 7th WSEAS International Conference on Materials Science (MATERIALS '14)" (Cambridge, MA, USA, January 29-31, 2014).
    • Co-organized APS focus topic "Bulk Properties of Complex Materials", 2011.
    • Co-organized "The 2nd Workshop on Novel Electronic Materials", Lexington, KY, May 15-17, 2008.
    • Co-organized "Women in Science" Symposium at The University of Tennessee, October 15-16, 2007.

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