(† corresponding author(s); § equal contribution.)

[23] Weiyuan Tang, Xue Jiang, Kun Ding†, Yi-Xin Xiao, Zhao-Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan, Guancong Ma†, "Exceptional Nexus with a Hybrid Topological Invariant," Science 370, 1077 (2020) [link]

[22] Ze-Guo Chen, Licheng Wang, Guanqing Zhang, Guancong Ma†, "Chiral Symmetry Breaking of Tight-Binding Models in Coupled Acoustic-Cavity Systems," Physical Review Applied 14, 024023 (2020). [link]

[21] Tuo Liu, Guancong Ma, Shanjun Liang, He Gao, Zhongming Gu, Shuowei An, Jie Zhu, “Single-Sided Acoustic Beam Splitting Based on Parity-Time Symmetry,” Physical Review B 102, 014306 (2020). [link]

[20] Weiwei Zhu, Guancong Ma†, "Distinguishing Topological Corner Modes in Higher-Order Topological Insulators of Finite Size," Physical Review B 101, 161301(R) (2020). [link]

[19] Changqing Xu, Guancong Ma†, Ze-Guo Chen, Jie Luo, Jinjie Shi, Yun Lai, Ying Wu, "Three-Dimensional Acoustic Double-Zero-Index Medium with a Fourfold Degenerate Dirac-like Point," Physical Review Letters 124, 074501 (2020). [link]

[18] Guancong Ma†§, Meng Xiao§, C. T. Chan, "Topological Phases in Acoustic and Mechanical Systems," Nature Reviews Physics 1, 281 (2019). [link, reprint] (Review article)


[17] Kun Ding, Guancong Ma†, Zhao-Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan, “Experimental Demonstration of an Anisotropic Exceptional Point,” Physical Review Letters 121, 085702 (2018). [link]


[16] Guancong Ma†§, Xiying Fan§, Ping Sheng, Mathias Fink, "Shaping Reverberating Sound Fields with an Actively Tunable Metasurface," PNAS 115, 6638 (2018). [link] (Featured on Physics Today)


[15] Guancong Ma†§, Xiying Fan§, Fuyin Ma, Ping Sheng, Mathias Fink, "Towards Anti-Causal Green’s Function for Three-Dimensional Sub-Diffraction Focusing", Nature Physics 14, 608 (2018). [link]


[14] Shubo Wang§, Guancong Ma§, C. T. Chan, "Topological Transport of Sound Mediated by Spin-Redirection Geometric Phase," Science Advances 4, eeaq1475 (2018). [link]


[13] Yi-Xin Xiao§, Guancong Ma§, Zhao-Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan, "Topological Subspace-Induced Bound State in the Continuum," Physical Review Letters 118, 166803 (2017). [link] (Editors’ Suggestion)


[12] Guancong Ma†§, Caixing Fu§, Guanghao Wang, Philipp del Hougne, Johan Christensen, Yun Lai, Ping Sheng, “Polarization Bandgaps and Fluid-like Elasticity in Fully Solid Elastic Metamaterials,” Nature Communications 7, 13536 (2016). [link]


[11] Kun Ding§, Guancong Ma§, Meng Xiao, Zhao-Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan, “Emergence, Coalescence, and Topological Properties of Multiple Exceptional Points and Their Experimental Realization,” Physical Review X  6, 021007 (2016). [link]

[10] Guancong Ma†, Ping Sheng, “Acoustic Metamaterials: From Local Resonances to Broad Horizons,” Science Advances 2, e1501595 (2016). [link] (Review article)

[9]   Min Yang, Guancong Ma, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Subwavelength Perfect Acoustic Absorption in Membrane-type Metamaterials: A Geometric Perspective,” EPJ Applied Metamaterials 2, 10 (2015). [link]

[8]   Meng Xiao§, Guancong Ma§, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, Zhao-Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan, “Geometric Phase and Band Inversion in Periodic Acoustic Systems,” Nature Physics 11, 240 (2015). [link] (Featured: News and Views on Nature Physics.)

[7]   Songwen Xiao, Guancong Ma, Yong Li, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Active Control of Membrane-type Acoustic Metamaterial by Electric Field,” Applied Physical Letters 106, 091904 (2015). [link]

[6]   Guancong Ma§, Min Yang§, Songwen Xiao, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Acoustic Metasurface with Hybrid Resonances,” Nature Materials 13, 873 (2014). [link] (Featured: News and Views on Nature Materials.)


[5]   Min Yang, Guancong Ma, Ying Wu, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Homogenization Scheme for Acoustic Metamaterials,” Physical Review B 89, 064309 (2014). [link]


[4]   Guancong Ma†, Min Yang, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Low-frequency Narrow-band Acoustic Filter with Large Orifice,” Applied Physics Letters 103, 011903 (2013). [link]


[3]   Min Yang§, Guancong Ma§, Zhiyu Yang, Ping Sheng, “Coupled Membranes with Doubly Negative Mass Density and Bulk Modulus,” Physical Review Letters 110, 134301 (2013). [link]


[2]   Jun Mei§, Guancong Ma§, Min Yang, Zhiyu Yang, Weijia Wen, Ping Sheng, “Dark Acoustic Metamaterials as Super Absorbers for Low-frequency Sound,” Nature Communications 3, 756 (2012). [link]

[1]   Zhiyu Yang, Hin Man Dai, Ngo-Hin Chan, Guancong Ma, Ping Sheng, “Acoustic Metamaterial Panels for Sound Attenuation in the 50–1000 Hz Regime,” Applied Physics
 96, 041906 (2010). [link


[1]  Jun Mei, Guancong Ma, Min Yang, Jason Yang, Ping Sheng, “Dynamic Mass Density and Acoustic Metamaterials,” in “Acoustic Metamaterials and Phononic Crystals”, (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013). [link]


[20] “An Anisotropic Order-3 Exceptional Point and Its Realization in an Acoustic System,” PIERS 2019, Xiamen, China (Invited talk, Dec. 2019).
[19] “Complex Sound Field Control Using Acoustic Metamaterials,” PIERS 2019, Xiamen, China (Invited talk, Dec. 2019).
[18] “Characterization of Phase Rigidity in Non-Hermitian Acoustic Systems,” Metamaterials 2019, Rome, Italy (Invited talk, Sep. 2019).

[17] “Wavefield Shaping for Complex Acoustic Sound”, Metamaterials 2018, Espoo, Finland (Invited talk, Aug. 2018).

[16] “Polarization Control of Elastic Waves with Metamaterials”, 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy (Invited talk, Jul. 2018).

[15] “Controlling Reverberating Sound with an Acoustic Metasurface”, META 2018, Marseille, France (Invited talk, Jun. 2018).

[14] “Adaptive Control of Reverberating Sound Field”, IUTAM Symposium on Acoustic/elastic metamaterials, their design and applications, Beijing, China (Invited talk, Jun. 2018).

[13] “Beating Diffraction Limit using a Three-dimensional Metamaterial Absorber”, META 2017, Seoul, South Korea (Invited talk, Jul. 2017).

[12] “Solid-based Elastic Metamaterials with Fluid-like Property”, Phononics 2017, Changsha, China (Invited talk, Jun. 2017).

[11] “Sub-Diffraction Focusing through Near Perfect Absorption”, Phononics 2017, Changsha, China (Invited talk, Jun. 2017).

[10] “Topological Bound State in Continuum”, PIERS 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia (Invited talk, May 2017).

[9]   “Fluid-like Elasticity Induced by Anisotropic Effective Mass Density”, PIERS 2016, Shanghai, China (Invited talk, Aug. 2016).

[8]   “Three-dimensional Resonant Elastic Metamaterials with Fluid-like Property”, META 2016, Malaga, Spain (Invited talk, Jul. 2016).

[7]   “Zak Phase and Topological Transition in One-dimensional Phononic Crystals”, Metamaterials 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom (Contributed talk, Sep. 2015).

[6]   “Zak phase in One-dimensional Phononic Crystals”, Phononics 2015, Paris, France (Contributed talk, Jun. 2015).

[5]   “Decorated Membrane Resonators as Acoustic Metamaterials”, PIERS 2014, Guangzhou, China (Contributed talk, Aug. 2014).

[4]   “Doubly Negative Acoustic Metamaterial with Coupled Membrane Resonator,” InterNoise 2013, Innsbruck, Austria (Contributed talk, Sep. 2013).

[3]   “Acoustic Double Negativity with Coupled-membrane Metamaterial”, 21st International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada (Contributed talk, Jun. 2013).

[2]   “Broadband Membrane-type Metamaterial Panels for Sound Attenuation in the 50-1000Hz Regime”, InterNoise 2012, New York, USA (Contributed talk, Aug. 2012).

[1]   “Low-frequency Total Absorption with Membrane-type Acoustic Metamaterial”, 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania (Contributed talk, Jul. 2012).


[9] “A Binary Spatial Sound Modulator for Adaptive Wavefield Shaping”, pending.

[8] “A Multi-functional Elastic Metamaterial”, pending.

[7] “Vibration Damped Sound Shield”, US 20170116976 A1.

[6] “Active Control of Membrane-Type Acoustic Metamaterial”, US 20160293154 A1.

[5] “Extraordinary Acoustic Absorption Induced by Hybrid Resonance and Electrical Energy Generation from Sound by Hybrid Resonant Metasurface”, US 20160078857 A1, CN 105393300 A.

[4]  “Sound Attenuating Structures”, International Patent WO 2014139323 A1.

[3]  “Acoustic Metamaterial with Simultaneously Negative Effective Mass Density and Bulk Modulus”, US 8857564 B2.

[2]  “Acoustic and Vibrational Energy Absorption Metamaterials”, US 20140060962 A1.

[1]  “Acoustic Energy Absorption Metamaterials”, US 8579073 B2.