Xiang-Hua Zhang

Head of V&C- CNRS Research Director

Email : xiang-hua [dot] zhang [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)

Office number : Building 10B, Room 221

Education and Professional Experience

  • Sept 1979 - Jul 1983 Bachelor student at Zhejiang University, China.
  • Sept 1984 - Oct 1988 Master and Ph.D. Student at University of Rennes I, France.
  • 1988 – 1996 Researcher at French CNRS (National Center for Scientific research).
  • 1996 – 2002 Founding President of Umicore IR Glass. From 2002 Research director of CNRS

Current Themes of Research

  • Infrared transmitting glass, glass-ceramics and ceramics
  • Semiconducting chalcogenide glass ceramics and ceramics for photovoltaic applications
  • Chalcogenide based solid electrolytes


  • Chalcogenide glass and ceramics
  • Infrared
  • Photovoltaic solar cells


  • Transparent ceramics

Selected publications

  • Facile preparation and enhanced photoelectrical performance of Sb2Se3 nano-rods by magnetron sputtering deposition.
    Guang-Xing Lianga, Xiang-Hua Zhang, Hong-Li Ma, Ju-Guang Hu, Bo Fan, Zhong-Kuan Luo, Zhuang-Hao Zheng, Jing-Ting Luo, Ping Fan
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 2017160, 257-262
  • Enhancement of charge photo-generation and transport via an internal network of Sb2Se3/Cu2GeSe3 heterojunctions.
    Xianghua Zhang, Yang Xu, Qianhong Shen, Bo Fan, Xusheng Qiao, Xianping Fan, Hui Yang, Qun Luo, Laurent Calvez, Hongli Ma, Michel Cathelinaud, and Jean-Jacques Simon
    J. Mater. Chem. A 20142, 17099

Publications referenced in HAL