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  • Prof. George Japaridze
    Georgian National Academy of Sciences Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, Georgia

    Prof. George I. Japaridze received his MSc from the Tbilisi State University in 1975. Starting from 1976 he continuously works at the Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, where he received his PhD degree in 1983 and Doctor of Sciences degree in 1998. Currently he is the head of the Scientific Council of the Institute and Academician-Secretary of the Mathematics and Physics Department of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Scientific interests are connected with the physics of low-dimensional systems, including correlated electrons, spin systems, spintronics, theory of metal-insulator transitions, unconventional mechanisms of superconductivity and topological materials.
    Speech topic: Ground state phase diagram of the spin S=1/2 XXZ Heisenberg chain with alternating Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
    Date: 5-Nov-2019 9:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • Dr. Lede Xian
    Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany

    Dr. Xian obtained his Ph.D . in 2014 from Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA under the supervision of Prof. Mei-Yin Chou. He is currently a postdoc researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter working with Prof. Angel Rubio. Dr. Xian is a theoretical physicist with extensive experience in density functional theory calculations and novel 2D materials research. He has contributed to the exploration of novel elemental 2D materials, ultra-fast band gap renormalization of VO2 and plasmonic properties of 2D heterostructures. His recent interest lies in the study of twisted 2D systems.
    Speech topic: Twisted 2D systems: playgrounds for strongly-correlated phenomena
    Date: 29-Oct-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Jiri Orava
    IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, Germany

    Dr. Jiri Orava obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pardubice, the Czech Republic in 2009. Since then, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK), Tohoku University (Japan) and Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (Germany). His research interests mainly include physical-chemical properties of metallic glasses, tailoring the relationship between structure and macroscopic properties of glasses, synthesis, physical-chemical properties of chalcogenide glasses, chalcogenide phase-change materials for non-volatile computer memory, crystallization and stability of glass-forming liquids, glasses and glass-ceramics for optics and photonics.
    Speech topic: The Role of a Fragile-to-Strong Crossover in Crystallization of Glasses for Phase-Change Memory Application
    Date: 17-Oct-2019 12:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr.Xianxin Wu
    Würzburg University , Germany

    Dr. Xianxin Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. Since then, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at Würzburg University in Germany. His research interests mainly include unconventional superconductivity, topological superconductivity and novel topological phases of matter.
    Speech topic: High-Tc Superconductor Fe(Se,Te) Monolayer: an Intrinsic, Scalable and Electrically-tunable Majorana Platform
    Date: 27-Sep-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Lingzhen Guo
    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Germany

    Dr. Lingzhen Guo is a senior postdoc follow in Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Germany. In July 2013, He obtained a PhD degree from Beijing Normal University joined with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. From August 2013 to August 2014, he did postdoc research in the Institute of Theoretical Solid Physics at KIT. From September 2014 to August 2015, he continued his postdoc research in the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. From September 2015 to August 2017, he led a junior research group funded by Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (200,000 €) at KIT. In January 2018, he joined the research group of Prof. Florian Marquardt at MPL and worked there till now. He works on quantum optics, quantum many-body physics and quantum information.
    Speech topic: Many-Body Dephasing in a Trapped Ion Quantum Simulator
    Date: 21-Aug-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Hao Shi
    Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute

    Hao Shi is the Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation. He got his B.S. physics at Nanjing University on 2008 and studied computational physic at Renmin University from 2008 to 2011. He joined the Flatiron Institute after getting his Ph.D. Physics at the College of William and Mary on 2017. Hao’s research focuses on studying strongly correlated systems by Auxiliary Field Quantum Monte Carlo and other numerical methods. Hao has worked on the Fermi gas, Hubbard model, quantum chemistry, and Ca2RuO4 materials.
    Speech topic: Auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo for transition metal systems: from molecules to solids
    Date: 15-Jul-2019 12:00 am
    Venue: M830
  • Prof. Andre LeClair
    The Cornell University , USA

    Prof. Andre’ LeClair obtained a degree in physics from MIT in 1982, and a PhD from Harvard in 1987. After a postdoc at Princeton, he joined the faculty at Cornell University in the physics department, where he has been a full professor since 2001. He has received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a National Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation. He has written over 115 articles in a broad range of topics, including string theory, Integrable quantum field theory, condensed matter theory, topological insulators, the Riemann Hypothesis, and more recently on black holes.
    Speech topic: What is inside a Black Hole? And some potential applications.
    Date: 10-Jul-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof.Steven Kivelson
    Stanford University, USA

    Professor Steven Kivelson obtained his Ph. D. in 1979 from the Harvard University. Prof. Kivelson was elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and as Member of National Academy of Sciences in 2010. He was awarded John Bardeen Prize in 2012. Now he is the Prabhu Goel Family Professor of Physics and Principal Investigator in the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences at the Stanford University. The main thrust of the research carried out by Professor Kivelson is the search for theoretical characterization of qualitatively new behaviors of interacting electrons (i.e., new states of matter) as well as new regimes of parameters in which familiar states of matter behave in new and different ways. In particular, he seeks to explore; qualitatively... the relation between the microscopic interactions between electrons and the effective parameters that control the macroscopic behavior of solids.
    Speech topic: The physics of superconducting transition temperatures
    Date: 19-Jun-2019 10:30 am
    Venue: M236
  • Dr. Zhihai Zhu
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

    Dr. Zhu obtained his Ph. D. in 2016 from the University of Connecticut in the USA, under the advice of Prof. Barrett O. Wells. He currently is a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the direction of Prof. Riccardo Comin. Dr. Zhu’s research lies in correlated-electron physics in transition metal oxides (TMOs). His study is materials and problem based, tackling the full spectrum of a problem from material synthesis (PLD, OMBE) to advanced measurements (Neutron scattering, muon spin rotation, resonant elastic/inelastic x-ray scattering etc.), often at large scale facilities at national labs.
    Speech topic: Resonant Elastic X-ray Scattering Study of Transition Metal Oxides
    Date: 13-Jun-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Guoqian Liao
    Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

    Guoqian Liao is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. He got his BS degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2011 and Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. He worked as a postdoc at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2016 to 2018 under the support from the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents. His research interests include intense terahertz (THz) sources, THz applications, and laser–plasma interactions.
    Speech topic: High-power laser-driven terahertz bursts: Generation, manipulation and potential applications
    Date: 6-Jun-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Chandan Setty
    University of Florida, USA

    Chandan Setty is currently a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of Florida since fall 2018. Before joining UF, he completed his doctoral work at Purdue in 2015 followed by a three year postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Speech topic: Topological Ultranodal pair states in iron-based superconductors
    Date: 5-Jun-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Dimitrie Culcer
    The University of New South Wales, Australia

    Dimitrie Culcer obtained his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow first at Argonne National Laboratory between 2006-2008, and subsequently at the University of Maryland, College Park, 2008-2010. He became a faculty member at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei in 2010, where he was a member of the International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials. In 2013 he moved to the University of New South Wales in Sydney where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. Dr. Culcer's research interests include quantum information and computation, spin-orbit coupling and topological effects in condensed matter physics, quantum transport theory and electron-electron interaction effects, in particular the interplay of interactions with strong spin-orbit coupling. He is actively working in all these areas.
    Speech topic: Quantum kinetic theory of magneto-transport in topological materials
    Date: 29-Apr-2019 10:30 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. Hongwen Jiang
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Professor HongWen Jiang received his Ph.D. in physics from Case Western Reserve University in US. He was a postdoc at Princeton, where he worked with Dan Tsui and Horst Stormer. He joined UCLA as an Assistant Professor in 1991 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1998. Prof. Jiang was an Alfred Sloan fellow and he was the recipient of the William McMillan Award for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics. He also received the Macronix Prize from the Overseas Chinese Physics Association. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 22-Apr-2019 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr.Xin Wang
    Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

    Dr. Xin Wang is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston. He received his PhD in Physics from Peking University, and he was a postdoc at Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, UK, before joining Harvard. His research interest lies at the interface between physics and biology. He worked on systems biology problems such as cell growth, cell cycle and seed germination networks, biophysical problems like biofilm growth, and theoretical ecology problems. His related studies published in journals such as Nature Communications, eLife, PNAS, New Journal of Physics as the first or co-first author (also as the first theoretical author).
    Speech topic: Two long-standing puzzles in physical biology, solved.
    Date: 4-Apr-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • Dr. Xingguo Ren
    University of Science and Technology of China

    Xinguo Ren obtained his PhD from University of Augsburg in Germany in 2006. From 2006 to 2012, he worked as a postdoc scientist at the Fritz Haber Institute of Max Planck Society in Berlin. In early 2013, he became a professor at University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, and has worked there ever since. In 2015, Dr. Ren was appointed as the head of Max Planck Partner Group for Advanced Electronic-Structure Methods. Dr. Ren’s research has been focused on (i) density-functional theory with advanced exchange-correlation functionals, especially those based on random-phase approximation and beyond, (ii) Green’s function theory for excited state calculations, and (iii) the development of massively parallel computer softwares for large-scale ab initio simulations. Dr. Ren authored and coauthored about 50 journal papers with over 4000 citations. He received the IBM-Löwdin award from the Sanibel Symposium in 2011.
    Speech topic: Pushing the limits of first principles electronic structure calculations with numerical atomic orbitals
    Date: 21-Feb-2019 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. N. Peter Armitage
    The Johns Hopkins University, USA

    N. Peter Armitage is a physicist whose research centers on material systems which exhibit coherent quantum effects at low temperatures, like superconductors and quantum magnetism. He is exploiting and developing recent technical breakthroughs using very low frequency microwave and THz range radiation to probe these systems at their natural frequency scales. Prof. Armitage has been the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an NSF Career Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, was a three-time Kavli Frontiers Fellow, the Spicer Award from the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, the McMillan Award from the University of Illinois and 2016 Genzel Prize. He was also the co-chair of the 2014 Gordon Research Conference in Correlated Electron Systems.
    Speech topic: Axion electrodynamics and the quantized topological magnetoelectric effect in topological insulators
    Date: 22-Jan-2019 2:00 pm
    Venue: M253
  • Dr.Huan He
    Princeton University

    Huan He is currently a fifth year graduate student in the physics department of Princeton University, supervised by Prof. B. Andrei Bernevig. Previously he obtained a master degree in Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, and a bachelor degree in University of Science and Technology of China. His current research interest includes (but is not restricted to) topological phases of matter and especially fracton models in 3D.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 2-Jan-2019 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr.Yunzhong Chen
    Technical University of Denmark

    Yunzhong Chen received his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics in 2009 from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and the classic Doctor Technices Degree (Dr. Techn.) from Technical University of Denmark in 2016. From 2009-2011, He was a post-doc researcher at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Denmark and became a scientist in Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark in 2011. Since 2013, he has been an associate professor at DTU Energy. His research focuses on the creation and understanding of the interface phenomena in atomically engineered complex oxide heterostructures for high electronic and/or ionic conductivity, ferromagnetism, high-temperature superconductivity, thermoelectricity, and enhanced catalytic activity. He has published 74 peer reviewed journal papers, including 6 Nature journal papers.
    Speech topic: Conducting Oxide Interfaces: New Opportunities for Electronics and Electrocatalysts
    Date: 20-Dec-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Zhe Wang
    Helmholtz Center Dresden Rossendorf, Germany

    Dr. Zhe Wang studied physics in Nanjing Universtity, and obtained his master (2010) and doctor degrees (2015) at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Since 2017, he has been a director’s postdoctoral fellow in the Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany. His research focuses on linear and nonlinear terahertz spectroscopy of condensed matter, particularly on quantum magnetism, unconventional superconductivity, and multiferroics.
    Speech topic: Terahertz Spectroscopy of Quantum Spin Dynamics in Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets
    Date: 19-Dec-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. Haitao Ye
    University of Leicester, UK

    Professor Haitao Ye joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester as the Chair in Materials Engineering in April 2018. Prior to that, he was a Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer and Nanoscience Research Group Convener at Aston University, Birmingham. He was employed as Research Fellow /Senior Research Fellow at London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, following the completion of an Industrial Research Fellowship at the Basic Research Labs of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (Japan).
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 24-Dec-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr. Edbert Sie
    Stanford University, USA

    Edbert Sie is currently a GLAM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests focus on engineering novel quantum phases of matter at non-equilibrium, with particular interests in 2D condensed matter systems. In combination with various ultrafast laser techniques, his research aims to innovate new ways of manipulating quantum materials at the atomic length scale and on femtosecond timescale.
    Speech topic: Ultrafast Manipulation of Topological Phases in 2D Materials
    Date: 12-Nov-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof.Michael Steel
    Macquarie University,Australia

    Prof Michael Steel is the Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University. He is also currently Interim Director of Australian Astronomical Optics – Macquarie, the newest department in the University. He is responsible for the oversight of all academic functions in both of these departments. He obtained his PhD in nonlinear optics from the University of Sydney (Australia) in 1996 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and Columbia University (New York). His research focuses on the application of integrated nonlinear photonic devices to optical signal processing and quantum information. His group’s interests include nonlinear optics in periodic structures, integrated quantum photonics, magneto-optic and non-reciprocal devices, and femtosecond laser induced waveguides in glasses.
    Speech topic: Nonlinear opto-acoustic interactions in nanoscale inte grated waveguides
    Date: 19-Oct-2018 2:00 pm
    Venue: M253
  • Dr.Dezhong Meng
    KYOKUGEN, Osaka University

    Dr. Dezhong Meng received his B.S. (2012) from Hebei University of Science and Technology, M.S. (2015) from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Ph.D from Osaka University (2018). Now he works as a postdoc fellow at Osaka University. His research interests is the study of metallization, superconductivity and phase transition of metal hydrides under extremely high pressure (over 100 GPa) by using diamond anvil cell.
    Speech topic: Superconductivity of hydrogen-rich metal hydride Li5MoH11 under high pressure
    Date: 11-Oct-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. Lode Pollet
    LMU Munich, Germany

    PhD 2005 Ghent University , PostDoc 2005-2008 ETH Zurich , PostDoc fellow 2008-2010 Univ. Massachusetts/Harvard University, Research Assistant 2010-2011 ETH Zurich, Professor 2011-Now University of Munich.
    Speech topic: The scratched-XY model in 2D: it is not Kosterlitz-Thouless
    Date: 4-Sep-2018 2:00 pm
    Venue: M830
  • Dr.Xiaoyu Wang
    University of Chicago,USA

    I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the James Frank Institute in University of Chicago, working on various topics in theoretical condensed matter physics. My primary interest is in strongly correlated electron systems, in particular those relevant to high temperature superconductivity. My expertise is in many body techniques as well as numerical Quantum Monte Carlo methods. I obtained PhD degree in physics from University of Minnesota in 2017, before which I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering.
    Speech topic: Electrical transport near an Ising-nematic quantum critical point
    Date: 20-Sep-2018 2:00 pm
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. Chandra Varma
    University of California, Riverside

    Prof. Chandra Varma is now the Chancellor's Chair and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics at University of California, Riverside. In 1968, obtained a Doctorate Degree in Physics at the University of Minnesota;Then joined the Theoretical Physics Research Department of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey as a Post-doc and remained there subsequently as a Member of Staff and later as the Head of the Theoretical Physics Department. In 2003, he joined UCR. Chandra has been a visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, at College de France in Paris, at Cambridge University, at University of Karlsruhe, at Stanford University, and held the Lorentz Chair in Leiden in 2000. He has been awarded a Honorary Doctorate by the University of Minnesota, is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Third World Academy. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from Bell Laboratories, and the Humboldt Prize of the German Academy of Sciences. He has published over 160 papers in various aspects of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and is cited more than 16,000 times.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 28-Aug-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr. Noah Yuan
    MIT, Boston, USA

    I got my Ph. D. in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2017, and now am a postdoc in Liang Fu’s group at MIT. I’m mainly interested in superconductivity and topological phases. During my Ph. D. research, I studied topological superconductors, Majorana zero modes, spin-orbit coupling effect in superconductivity (so-called Ising superconductivity) and chiral versus nematic superconductivity. My research has been deeply related to experiments, which includes both to explain experimental data and to propose experimental realization of exotic superconducting phases in specific materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides and bismuth selenides. Currently I’m interested in the unconventional superconducting and correlated insulating phases in twisted bilayer graphene, which are discovered recently.
    Speech topic: Hubbard Model, Unconventional Superconductivity and Density Waves in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
    Date: 27-Aug-2018 2:00 pm
    Venue: M253
  • Prof. AZUMA MASAKI
    Tokyo Institute of Technology,Japan

    Masaki Azuma is currently a full professor at Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Tokyo Institute of Technology and is chair of Tokyo Tech World Research Hub Initiative. He obtained his Ph. D degree in 1995 from Kyoto University. His research interests are experimental solid state chemistry and physics on low-dimensional and frustrated magnets, multiferroics, lead-free piezoelectrics and negative thermal expansion materials.
    Speech topic: Systematic Charge Distribution Changes in Bi- and Pb-3d Transition Metal Perovskite Oxides
    Date: 28-Aug-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: ABII402
  • Prof.Daan Frenkel
    University of Cambridge, UK

    Daan Frenkel (1948) was appointed 1968 Chair of Chemistry (Cambridge) in 2007. He was Head of Department from 2011 to 2015. DF is Foreign Member of the Royal Society, of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the US National Academy of Sciences (USA). He is member of the KNAW, TWAS and Academia Europaea. He is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He received numerous international prizes (including the Boltzmann Medal in 2016 and the Aneesur Rahman Prize of the APS). DF received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1977. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoc at UCLA. After that, he worked at Shell Research (Amsterdam), the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam and at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics. He has published over 450 papers and two books. Research interests: Daan Frenkel’s research interests focus on numerical simulations of many-body systems, with a special emphasis on problems relating to ordering and self-assembly in soft matter. In the context of this research, he has developed novel Monte Carlo algorithms for free-energy calculations and for the simulation of chain molecules. In addition, he has developed techniques to compute the number of disordered packings of jammed particles. Applications of his research are in the area of liquid-crystalline ordering, crystal nucleation and complex self-assembly.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 1-Aug-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Prof.Ziqiang Wang
    Boston college, USA

    Ziqiang Wang is currently a Full Professor at Boston College.He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. His research interests are as follows: Theory of correlated electron materials including high temperature superconductors and other complex oxides such as cobaltates and ruthenates. Itinerant and localized magnetism and heavy fermion systems. Quantum spin systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Emergent quantum electronic states and topologically ordered phases of matter. Fractional and integer quantum Hall systems and other mesoscopic systems including graphene.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 23-Jul-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Prof.Huiyun Liu
    University College London, UK

    Professor Huiyun Liu is Chair of Semiconductor Photonics at University College London. His current research interest concentrates on the nanometre-scale engineering of low-dimensional semiconductor structures (such as quantum dots and nanowires) by using Molecular Beam Epitaxy and the development of novel optoelectronic devices including lasers, detectors, solar cells, and modulators.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 13-Jul-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr. Lin Tian
    University of California,Merced

    Lin Tian is currently an Associate Professor at University of California, Merced. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University in 1994, her Master’s degree from Peking University in 1997, her Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Her recent research interests are Solid-state quantum devices and quantum simulation, Mechanical systems in the quantum limit, and Decoherence effects and noise models.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 20-Jun-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Prof.Yue Wu
    Iowa State University

    Prof. Yue Wu obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Harvard University in 2006. He then was awarded the Miller Fellowship and performed postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. After receiving an early promotion to tenured associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University on April 4, 2014, he accepted the position of the Herbert L.Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering from Iowa State University with a joint appointment in Department of Energy Ames National Laboratory. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and devices for efficient waste heat recovery, solid state cooling, and thermal management. Prof. Wu has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the 2016 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers, “Rising Star” by the Council of Chemical Research in 2015. His research has been featured in Chemical and Engineering News, National Public Radio, National Science Foundation, MRS Bulletin, Nature magazine, Materials Today magazine, and MIT Technology Review.
    Speech topic: Tuning Electrical and Thermal Properties in Nanostructured Material
    Date: 25-Jun-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M253
  • Dr. Yong P. Chen
    Purdue University

    Yong P. Chen received his BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong University and MIT respectively, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University where he did experimental research on 2D electrons with Nobel physics laureate Prof. Daniel Tsui. He also did a postdoc in cold atom physics at Rice University with Prof. Randy Hulet. He is now a Professor in both the Physics and Electrical Engineering departments, and Director of Purdue Quantum Center and Associate Director for Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University, USA. He is also a principal investigator at WPI International Center - Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) at Tohoku University, Japan, and a member of the Center for International Collaboration (IOPCIC) at Institute of Physics (IoP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. His lab works on quantum matter and devices involving both electronic and atomic systems such as graphene & 2D materials, topological insulators, and spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensates. He received an NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, and DOD Young Investigator Award, and is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
    Speech topic: Two-pathway interference measurements in quantum matters: from quantum transport to quantum chemistry
    Date: 15-Jun-2018 2:30 pm
    Venue: M236
  • Dr.Ziqiang Wang
    Boston College

    Ziqiang Wang is currently a Full Professor at Boston College.He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. His research interests are as follows: Theory of correlated electron materials including high temperature superconductors and other complex oxides such as cobaltates and ruthenates. Itinerant and localized magnetism and heavy fermion systems. Quantum spin systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Emergent quantum electronic states and topologically ordered phases of matter. Fractional and integer quantum Hall systems and other mesoscopic systems including graphene.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 21-May-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • J. T. Ye (Justin) 叶剑挺
    University of Groningen

    Jianting Ye was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China in 1977. He obtained his B. Sc. (2000) degree from Zhejiang University, M. Sc. (2002) and Ph. D. (2006) degrees from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was a global COE postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Materials Research (2017-2018), Tohoku University, and was appointed assistant professor (2008–2010) in the Institute for International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University. He joined Quantum-Phase Electronics Center and Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo as an assistant professor (2010–2011) and lecturer (2011–2013). He moved briefly to the Center for Emergent Matter Science in RIKEN as a senior research scientist (2013). Since 2013 he has been an associate professor of the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, University of Groningen. He started the superconductivity research from studying ultrasmall carbon nanotubes. During his stay in Japan, he initiated field-effect control of superconductivity in a broad range of layered materials combining the micro-fabrication from graphene research and the high efficiency field-effect technique from ionic gating.
    Speech topic: Field Effect Control of Quantum Phases Using Ionic Gating
    Date: 24-May-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M-236
  • Dr. Lin Tian
    University of California,Merced

    Lin Tian is currently an Associate Professor at University of California, Merced. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University in 1994, her Master’s degree from Peking University in 1997, her Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Her recent research interests are Solid-state quantum devices and quantum simulation, Mechanical systems in the quantum limit, and Decoherence effects and noise models.
    Speech topic: TBD
    Date: 9-May-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: TBD
  • Dr. Andrea Taroni
    Nature Physics

    Andrea joined Nature Physics in 2014, having previously worked for Nature Communications and Nature Materials. A graduate of University College London, he completed his PhD in statistical physics. Following a short stint at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France, he undertook postdoctoral work at Uppsala University in Sweden, investigating the dynamics of low-dimensional magnetic systems. Andrea is based in London.
    Speech topic: Inside Nature
    Date: 26-Apr-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • 徐海潭
    Yale University

    Haitan Xu is currently a postdoc in the Department of Physics at Yale University, working on optomechanical and topological physics. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Maryland - College Park in 2014, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Zhejiang University in 2007 and 2009. He is both an experimentalist and a theorist, with research experience in multiple fields including optomechanics, silicon photonics, topological physics, condensed matter, and quantum computation.
    Speech topic: Topological and nonreciprocal dynamics in an optomechanical system
    Date: 17-Apr-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • Anders W. Sandvik
    Boston University & Institute of Physics, CAS

    Prof. Sandvik completed his M.Sc. at Åbo Akademi University in Finland and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1993. He carried out postdoctoral work at Florida State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, before returning to Finland as a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Finland in 2000. He joined the Boston University as an Associate Professor of Physics in 2004 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. In 2018 he joined the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a Distinguished Professor. He has published more than 100 research articles on computational algorithms and their applications to condensed-matter systems at the electronic level. In recognition of his work on quantum magnetism, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2007. His recent research has been focused on quantum phase transitions beyond the standard paradigms.
    Speech topic: Symmetry enhanced first-order phase transition in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet
    Date: 10-Apr-2018 12:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • 赵金奎
    美国橡树岭国家实验室散裂中子源

    赵金奎,自从1986年进入物理所中子组攻读硕士以来,已从事中子散射工作三十多年。早期,他在德国GKSS研究中心工作,并获得汉堡大学博士学位。这期间,他主要从事动态核极化样品的极化中子散射工作,并发现了动态核极化样品中的极化质子团的散射现象。之后,他在美国洛斯阿拉莫斯国家实验室进行了两年的生物物理方面的研究。随后,他加入了美国的散裂中子源,并在那里领导建立了宽动量域小角散射谱仪。近期,他主要致力于尖端散射技术的研究。
    Speech topic: 散裂中子源的一些全新散射技术的发展和中子散射的一些应用
    Date: 22-Mar-2018 4:00 pm
    Venue: M236
  • Xin (Sunny) Wang (王欣)
    City University of Hong Kong

    Prof. Xin (Sunny) Wang received B.S. from School of Physics, Peking University in 2005, and received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 2010. His Ph.D. study was focused on the theory of strongly correlated materials, in particular the high-Tc superconductors. From 2010-2015, Dr. Wang was a Research Associate in Condensed Matter Theory Center at University of Maryland, College Park. Starting from 2015 he joined City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include the theory of quantum computation using electron spins and strongly correlated electrons. He has published more than 35 journal papers, including those in Nature Communications, npj Quantum Information, and Physical Review Letters.
    Speech topic: Composite pulses for robust control of spin qubits
    Date: 11-Jan-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M236
  • Dr. Ran He (何然)
    IFW Dresden, Germany

    Dr. Ran He(何然)currently works as a postdoc fellow at IFW-Dresden. He got his Bachelor degree in material physics in 2011 from Northeastern University, P. R. China. He studied physics at Boston College till the end of 2012, and then transferred to the University of Houston and obtained his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His study mainly focuses on the transport properties of electron and phonon in mid-to-high temperature thermoelectric materials. He is a recipient of C. W. Chu scholarship at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston.
    Speech topic: Realizing High Power Factor and High Figure-of-Merit in Half-Heusler Compounds
    Date: 12-Jan-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: D-210
  • Baojie Feng (冯宝杰)
    广岛大学同步辐射中心

    Dr. Baojie Feng (冯宝杰) obtained his B.S. degree in Shandong University, Weihai (2009) and Ph.D degree in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015). From 2013 to 2014, he studied in University of California, Irvine as a visiting scholar. From 2015 to 2017, he worked in The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo (Japan) as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2017 to now, he works as an assistant professor in Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University (Japan). He is experienced in synchrotron/laser based spin and angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (SARPES), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS). He published 12 peer-reviewed papers as the first author or corresponding author and his total citation is more than 2000 (google scholar).
    Speech topic: 新型二维材料的探索和电子结构研究
    Date: 3-Jan-2018 10:00 am
    Venue: M-236
  • Sanfeng Wu (吴三丰)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Sanfeng Wu (吴三丰) grew up in Hefei, Anhui. He is currently a Pappalardo Fellow in Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2010 and his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016. His research interests focus on observing and engineering quantum phenomena in low-dimensional electronic systems, particularly the atomically thin crystals and the atomic heterostructures created from them.
    Speech topic: Topology and Correlations in Monolayer WTe2
    Date: 26-Dec-2017 10:00 am
    Venue: M-253
  • Cheng Chin(金政)
    University of Chicago

    Prof. Chin obtained his Ph.D in Physics from Stanford University (Adviser: Steven Chu).He is a professor at the University of Chicago, working for the Department of Physics as well as the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute. Prof. Chin is a very active scientist. He has given many invited talks in international conferences and organized or co-organized many conferences. He has published numerous papers, and is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. Prof. Chin has received many awards for his scientific achievements, including the I.I. Rabi Prize and the Bose-Einstein condensation award. He was elected as an American Physical Society Fellow in 2014.
    Speech topic: Inflation Dynamics of quantum phase transition in a driven Bose-Einstein condensate
    Date: 21-Dec-2017 3:00 pm
    Venue: M-234
  • Wei Zheng (郑炜)
    Cambridge University (UK)

    Dr. Wei Zheng received his Ph.D in physics from the School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. He is currently a postdoc working in the T.C.M Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK). Dr. Wei's research is focused on the theory of cold atom physics including: 1) Quantum gases in the synthetic gauge field; 2) Quantum gases with internal degrees of freedom; 3) Topological states in the cold atom system; 4) Strongly interacting Fermi gases nearby Feshbach resonance; 5) Non-equilibrium phenomena in cold atom system.
    Speech topic: Particle transport in Dynamical Optical lattices
    Date: 11-Dec-2017 10:00 am
    Venue: M-253
  • Luyi Yang (杨鲁懿)
    University of Toronto

    Prof. Yang received her B.S. in physics and mathematics from Tsinghua University (2007) and her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley (2013). Then she worked as a Los Alamos Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos. She joined the Department of Physics, University of Toronto as an assistant professor in September 2016. She was awarded the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Fellowship in 2016 and Canada Research Chair in 2017.
    Speech topic: Long-lived Spin/Valley Dynamics of Resident Electrons and Holes in 2D Semiconductors
    Date: 10-Nov-2017 2:00 pm
    Venue: M-236
  • Li Yang (杨理)
    Washington University in St Louis

    Li Yang (杨理) received his BS (1997) and MS (2000) from the Beijing Normal University and PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2006). From 2006 to 2009, he had worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, he joined the faculty of the physics department of the Washington University in St Louis. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. He received the Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation in 2015. Using first-principles simulations and models, his group is working on condensed matter physics and studying fundamental electronic structures, transport and excited-state properties of reduced dimensional materials. Recently, he is particularly interested in predicting and designing novel materials with enhanced excitonic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, and ferroelectric effects.
    Speech topic: First-Principles Studies of Two-Dimensional Structures
    Date: 6-Nov-2017 10:00 am
    Venue: M-236
  • Jie Wu (吴颉)
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

    Dr. Jie Wu received the Ph.D degree from the physics department of University of California at Berkeley and did postdoc research at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Dr. Wu became an assistant physicist of the oxide MBE group of BNL since 2012 and currently is a physicist working in the field of high temperature superconductivity.
    Speech topic: Unusual superconducting and normal state in a cuprate superconductor
    Date: 23-Oct-2017 10:00 am
    Venue: M-236