Editorial Board

Our Editorial Board Members are active researchers recognized as experts in their field. They handle manuscripts within their areas of expertise, overseeing all aspects of the peer review process from submission to acceptance. Editorial Board Members work closely with our in-house editors to ensure that all manuscripts are subject to the same editorial standards and journal policies.

Derya Baran

Research areas: physics of solar cells, energy harvesting devices, thermoelectrics, printing and solution processing

Prof. Derya Baran, originally from Turkey, received her BS and MS degrees from Chemistry Department at Middle East Technical University in 2008 and 2010, respectively and doctorate degree from Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg University in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014. She then received the Helmholtz Association postdoc grant and pursued joint post-doctoral studies at Jülich Research Center (Germany) and Imperial Collage London (UK). Since January 2017, she is an assistant professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Her research group (OMEGALAB) focus on the engineering smart materials for organic electronic applications; in particular solar cells and thermoelectrics. She was selected in 2020 for Global Young Academy membership and for MIT Technology Review’s 2018 list of ‘35 Innovators under 35’ for her development of transparent power glass that can generate electricity and block the heat for greenhouses and future buildings. As a scientist and entrepreneur, she strives to be a role model to younger generations.
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Federico Battiston

Research areas: network science, complex systems, nonlinear dynamics, computational social science, human behavior, evolutionary game theory

BattistonFederico Battiston is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at Central European University. Before joining DNDS-CEU, he held postdoctoral positions at University College London, and at the Brain & Spine Institute in Paris. Federico holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Queen Mary University of London, and degrees in Theoretical Physics from Sapienza University of Rome. He works on the structure and dynamics of complex networks.
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Dario Bercioux

Research areas: spintronics, graphene & carbon nanotubes, topological matter, pseudo-spin-one systems, excitonic insulators, mesoscopic superconductivity, electron and photon simulators

Dr Dario Bercioux is a theoretical condensed matter physicist at the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in Spain. After obtaining his PhD in physics from the "Federico II" University of Naples, Italy in 2005, Dario worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Germany at the University of Regensburg, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and the Freie University (FU) Berlin. He joined the Ikerbasque Foundation in Spain in 2014, first as a Research Fellow and since Fall 2019 as an Ikerbasque Associate Research Professor. His research interests include spintronics, carbon-based materials, topological matter, pseudo-spin-one systems, excitonic insulators, mesoscopic superconductivity, and electron/photon quantum simulators.
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Marin Bukov

Research areas: nonequilibrium quantum dynamics, quantum simulators, applications of machine learning in physics

Marin BukovMarin Bukov is a junior group leader at Sofia University's Faculty of Physics. He studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Technische Universität in Munich, and obtained his PhD from Boston University. Prior to joining Sofia University, he was a Gordon and Betty Moore postdoctoral fellow at the Condensed Matter Theory Center at UC Berkeley. His research is focused on the theory of out-of-equilibrium quantum many-body systems with applications to quantum simulators, and the interplay between machine learning and many-body physics.
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Anushya Chandran

Research areas: non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, topological systems, many-body entanglement

Anushya ChandranAnushya Chandran is a many-body condensed matter physicist at Boston University with broad interests in driven quantum matter, localization, topological systems and many-body entanglement. She obtained her B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras in Electrical Engineering, and her PhD from Princeton University in physics. After a postdoctoral position at the Perimeter Institute, she started as an assistant professor position at Boston University in 2016. Dr. Chandran is a recipient of the Sloan research Fellowship and the Faculty Early Career award from the NSF.
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Amin Doostmohammadi

Research areas: active matter, cell mechanics, complex fluids

DoostmohammadiAmin Doostmohammadi is a Novo-Nordisk Assistant Professor at the Niels Bohr International Academy. He also has a cross-appointment as a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioengineering in Osaka University, Japan. Before joining NBI, Amin held a Royal 1851 Research Fellowship at Oxford University's Rudolph Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics and has recently been awarded DFF-ERC and Villum Young Investigator Awards.
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Sergi Garcia-Manyes

Research areas: mechanobiology, single molecules, molecular mechanisms, single proteins, protein mechanochemistry

Dr Sergi Garcia-Manyes is Professor of Biophysics at King’s College London, holding a joint appointment between the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics and the Department of Physics, where he is the Head of the Biological Physics and Soft Matter (BPSM) research group. He has also established a satellite laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute (London). Sergi obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, and conducted his postdoctoral training in the field of single molecule mechanics in the Biology Department of Columbia University in the City of New York. Sergi’s lab is interested in mechanobiology across different length-scales, spanning from single molecules to individual cells, with a particular accent on the molecular mechanisms underpinning mechanical folding of single proteins and protein mechanochemistry at the single bond level. Sergi held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and has been recently awarded the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award and a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
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Shu Jia

Research areas: systems biophotonics, single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution and advanced optical microscopy, imaging physics, instrumentation and devices

Shu JiaDr. Shu Jia, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Jia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University. Dr. Jia's research interests include systems biophotonics, single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution and advanced optical microscopy, imaging physics, instrumentation and devices.
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Subhendu Kahaly

Research areas: ultrafast physics, attosecond science, photonics of materials, optical metrology, intense laser matter interaction

KahalyDr. Subhendu Kahaly is Leading Scientist in Extreme Light Infrastructure, Hungary where he is the Head of the Secondary Sources Division responsible for all the laser driven state of the art attosecond, terahertz and particle beamlines. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and afterwards held positions at Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA) and at Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Saclay, France. He has been a university topper and recipient of several academic awards. His current research interest is in the application of Laser Photonics on Materials Research and Dynamics, where he has authored over 40 publications, several review articles and book chapters and holds 3 international patents. His research group investigates the fundamental and applied aspects of intense ultra-short light interaction with gas, liquid, solid and plasma based systems in computational and laboratory experiments with a focus on attosecond science and ultrafast metrology. He has been member of the Hungarian Delegation from ELI-ALPS to several countries, is part of the ELI-ALPS Scientific Management, is in the editorial board or the reviewer panel of several international high impact journals.
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Archana Kamal

Research areas: Quantum information processing, open quantum systems, superconducting quantum circuits

Archana KamalArchana Kamal leads the QUEST group (QUantum Engineering Science and Technology) at UMass Lowell, with broad interests in theory of quantum information processing, quantum optics and open quantum systems. She completed her PhD from Yale University and her postdoctoral research at MIT, where her research spanned both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits. She was recognized with the TR 35 under 35 award from MIT Tech Review for introducing the framework of active nonreciprocity for quantum information processing. She is also a recipient of Young Investigator Award from the AFOSR and Faculty Early Career award from the NSF.
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Hae-Young Kee

Research areas: quantum spin liquids, topological phases, high temperature superconductors, unconventional superconductors, and frustrated magnets

Hae-Young KeeHae-Young Kee is a professor of Physics at the University of Toronto, a Canada Research Chair in Theory of Quantum Materials, a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Quantum Materials, and a distinguished fellow of Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics. She obtained her PhD from Seoul National University in 1996 and joined the University of Toronto as an assistant professor in 2001. She received the 2003 Sloan Research Fellowships award and was elected fellow of American Physics Society in 2018. Kee specializes in emergent phenomena in condensed matter physics including quantum spin liquids, topological phases, high temperature superconductors, unconventional superconductors, and frustrated magnets.
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Olga Kuksenok

Research areas: computational polymer physics, elastodynamics of polymer networks, chemoresponsive and self-oscillating gels, degradation of polymer networkspattern formation in polymeric systems, biomimetic materials

Olga KuksenokDr. Kuksenok is currently an Associate Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Prior to joining Clemson University in 2015, she held a Research Associate Professor appointment at the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kuksenok received her PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and was appointed as a research scientist in the Theoretical Physics Department, Institute for Nuclear Research in Kiev, Ukraine, and then as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kuksenok’s current research interests and accomplishments span several areas of computational materials science: responsive polymer networks, dynamics of multi-component polymer blends, biomimetic and biological materials, soft and active matter, pattern formation in non-equilibrium systems.
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Ren-Min Ma

Research areas: nanophotonics, plasmonics, semiconductors lasers, topological photonics, non-Hermitian photonics

Ren-Min MaDr. Ren-Min Ma received his PhD degree in Physics from Peking University in 2009. He was a postdoc researcher at UC Berkeley during 2009 to 2014 before joining Peking University as a faculty. His research interests include laser physics and devices, nanophotonics, light-matter interaction, non-Hermitian and topological photonics. He published over 50 peer reviewed papers, including 10 in Science, Nature and their sub-journals. He was a recipient of the National Top 100 Ph.D. Dissertations of China Award, China’s Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs of 2018 Award and APS Physics Top 10 "Highlights of the Year" of 2018.
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Kirsten Martens

Research areas: glassy dynamics, nonlinear rheology of soft matter, out-of-equilibrium phase transitions, pattern formation

Dr Kirsten Martens received her PhD in 2009 at the University of Geneva in the field of out-of-equilibium statistical physics and pattern formation. She has been a Swiss National Science Foundation and Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University Lyon 1 (2009-2012). She is currently employed as a permanent researcher of the CNRS in the Interdisciplinary Physics Institute (LIPhy), a joint research unit of the CNRS and the Grenoble Alpes University. Her research interests include particle based, mesoscopic and meanfield modeling of the flow of disordered materials and dense active matter systems, with a specific interest in avalanche dynamics, shear localisation and the search of potential precursors in the yielding transition of amorphous materials.
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Dennis Meier

Research areas: emergent electric and magnetic nanoscale phenomena in correlated electron materials

Dennis MeierDr. Dennis Meier is Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He studied physics and received his Diploma at the University of Cologne, Germany. After obtaining his PhD degree from the University of Bonn, he worked as Feodor-Lynen Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. In 2013, he joined the ETH Zurich in Switzerland and established a new Junior Research Group. In 2016, he was appointed as Onsager Fellow and Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NTNU, where he became full Professor in 2019. In addition, he is associated member of QuSpin, a Centre of Excellence for Quantum Spintronics at the Department of Physics at NTNU. His research studies emergent electric and magnetic nanoscale phenomena in correlated electron materials with a focus on functional topological systems. Recent honors include awards from the German Physical Society (Gustav-Hertz Award), the Norwegian Academy of Science (Fridtjof Nansen award for young scientists), the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (I. K. Lykkes award) and an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.
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Mohammad Ali Miri

Research areas: optics and photonics, nonlinear optics, non-hermitian optics, optomechanics, optical computing

MiriMohammad-Ali Miri is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. in Optics from CREOL, the Center for Optics and Photonics, at the University of Central Florida in 2014 and before joining Queens College he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in the broad areas of optics and photonics and nonlinear optics with a focus on exploring the dynamics of light in complex nonlinear and dissipative systems.
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Sara Mouradian

Research areas: Integrated photonic devices and systems, experimental atomic physics, quantum information science, quantum sensing, quantum computation, and quantum communication

Sara MouradianDr. Sara Mouradian is an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington in March 2022. She received her BS, MEng, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010, 2012, and 2018 respectively. Her dissertation won the Dimitris N. Chorafas Award and the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratory Award. Her research focuses on scaling trapped ion systems for the next generation of computation, communication, and sensing technologies.
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Martin Oberlack

Research areas: theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics, such as turbulence, hydrodynamic stability theory, multi-phase flows, high-order numerical methods or high-performance computing

Martin OberlackMartin Oberlack received both his Diploma in Aeronautics (1988) and his Ph.D. in ME in (1994) from RWTH Aachen. He then became a PostDoc at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University / NASA Ames until 1997, when he returned to RWTH Aachen University and completed his habilitation there in 2000. He is presently full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and holder of the chair for fluid dynamics. His scientific focus is on statistical turbulence theory and the application of group-theoretical methods as well as large turbulence simulations. Furthermore, he explores singular flow problems with analytical methods as well as with new high-precision numerical methods, especially in the application to multi-phase problems. His research interests cover the broader field of theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics, such as turbulence, hydrodynamic stability theory, multi-phase flows, high-order numerical methods or high-performance computing. In the early stages of his career, he received the Friedrich-Wilhelm Award of the RWTH Aachen, the Hermann-Reissner-Award of the University of Stuttgart and the Academy Award 2000 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
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Yasutomo Ota

Research areas: nanophotonics, quantum optics, photonic integrated circuits, semiconductor lasers, topological photonics

Yasutomo OtaDr. Yasutomo Ota received a B.E. (2006) in Mechanical System Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University and a M.E (2008) and a Ph.D. (2011) in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tokyo in Japan. He joined Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, The University of Tokyo as a project assistant professor in 2011 and became a project associate professor in 2015. From 2018, he also serves as a researcher of PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency. In 2021, he became an associate professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University in Japan, where he leads a research group focusing on the physics and applications of photonic nanostructures.
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Fabio Pezzoli

Research areas: Electronic and optical properties of group IV heterostructures, Semiconductor spintronics

Dr Fabio Pezzoli received his PhD in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies from the University of Milano-Bicocca. He had been visiting student at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz and conducted postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart and at the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden. He has investigated epitaxy and fundamental properties of semiconductor architectures exploring application possibilities in various fields including microelectronics and thermoelectrics. He was recipient of a young physicist award by the Italian Physical Society. Since 2019 he has been Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca where he leads investigations on spin-dependent phenomena in group IV materials. He is also affiliated to the L-NESS centre of Como (Italy).
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Stefano Pirandola

Research areas: quantum communication, cryptography, sensing, quantum information

Dr Stefano Pirandola is Professor of quantum information at the Department of Computer Science of the University of York. Before joining York, he was a Marie Curie outgoing international fellow at MIT. Dr Pirandola is currently one of the lead investigators of the UK quantum communications hub, a major project aimed at building a secure quantum network in the UK. Over the years, he has contributed to the development of the “continuous-variable” formulation of quantum information.

His main interests are in the areas of quantum communication, cryptography and sensing, for which he has established ultimate theoretical limits besides designing practical technological implementations.
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Nick Proukakis

Research areas: ultracold quantum matter, Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity, atomtronics, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, phase transitions and universality, superfluid turbulence, exciton-polariton condensation, multi-component quantum matter, nonlinear excitations

Nick ProukakisNick Proukakis is Professor of Quantum Physics and Director of the Physics Degree Programme at Newcastle University, and Co-Director of the Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle. With a Physics degree from Imperial College London, a Doctorate from Oxford University, and researcher posts in Greece, Germany, UK and Netherlands, Nick is an advocate for scientific mobility and collaborative research, having held visiting academic posts/professorships across Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy and Taiwan and maintaining established networks of international collaborators across five continents. His primary research expertise lies in ultracold quantum matter and Bose-Einstein condensation, addressing both fundamental and universal aspects through analytical/numerical modelling, with an active interest in modelling of, and applications to experiments and potential emerging quantum technologies; however, his research interests cut across broader themes of quantum gases and fluids, most notably including exciton-polariton condensation and superfluid turbulence. He is the lead editor of two research volumes cutting across different physics disciplines, respectively addressing finite temperature and non-equilibrium dynamics in quantum gases, and universal themes of Bose-Einstein condensation.
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Minah Seo

Research areas: optical properties of materials, metamaterials, terahertz spectroscopy

Dr Minah Seo is a senior research scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, South Korea). She received her Ph.D degree in Physics from Seoul National University including a period as a visiting scholar at Delft University. Her major is Physics with a specific interest in optics and spectroscopy of various materials in the ultrabroadband wavelength regime (visible to Terahertz). Prior to joining the KIST, she was a director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in USA (2010~ 2013) working on ultrafast optical microscopy on semiconductor nano materials. After she joined the Sensor System Research Center at KIST, learning that current optical tools are rather limited in real immediate applications especially for small molecules, she has started to develop a hybrid type of terahertz optical sensing technique using nano scale metamaterials for highly sensitive and selective molecule detection. Dr Seo has authored over 70 publications and patents, including papers in Nature Photonics, Nano Letters, and Advanced Materials. She was awarded as a Young Fellow by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in 2017.
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Jie Shen

Research areas: Topological quantum devices, mesoscopic devices, electronic transport measurement

Jie ShenJie Shen is an associate professor in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received her doctorate degree from IOP, CAS in 2013, and held postdoctoral position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science of Yale University from 2013 to 2015 and in Qutech of Delft University of Technology from 2015 to 2019. She is currently in charge of the Quantum Computation Station (with Magnetic field) in Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility (SECUF) of IOP, CAS. Her research interests are in the broad areas of mesoscopic devices, with a focus on topological quantum devices including the hybrid system of superconductor and semiconductor with spin-orbit coupling, topological insulator, 2D chern insulator and new topological system.
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Nikodem Tomczak

Research areas: physics at surfaces and interfaces, scanning probe microscopy, nanomechanics, polymer physics, materials characterization methods

Nikodem TomczakkNikodem Tomczak completed his PhD degree in chemistry at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His doctoral research topic was on the application of single molecule fluorescence methods to studies of polymer structure and dynamics. He is currently a Senior Scientist and Leader of Advanced Nanometrology Research Group as well as Deputy Head of the Advanced Characterization and Instrumentation Department at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, and a Research Affiliate at the NUS Business School Centre on AI Technology for Humankind. His research interests include physics at surfaces and interfaces, scanning probe microscopy, nanomechanics, polymer physics and materials characterization methods.
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Xiangrong Wang

Research areas: topological objects and topological states, magnetization dynamics and spintronics, quantum phase transitions of two-dimensional systems

Xiangrong Wang obtained his BSc degree (1984) from Wuhan University and PhD degree (1990) from the University of Rochester. After two-year post-doc. experience in University of Minnesota, he joined the Physics Department of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a faculty member in 1992. He is currently a professor there. He was awarded a Qian Ren Professor in 2010, and is guest professors of several universities and research institutions in the Mainland of China. Professor Wang is working in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical physics. His current research interests include static and dynamical properties of topological objects and topological states, magnetization dynamics, quantum phase transitions of two-dimensional systems. He published more than 150 papers.
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Matthew Yankowitz

Research areas: two-dimensional van der Waals materials, quantum materials, correlations and topology, experimental condensed matter physics

Matthew YankowitzDr. Matthew Yankowitz is an Assistant Professor of Physics and MSE at the University of Washington. He received his BS from Stanford University in 2011 and his PhD in Physics from the University of Arizona in 2015. He subsequently held a postdoctoral position at Columbia University prior to starting a faculty position at UW in 2019. His research focuses on the electronic properties of atomically-thin van der Waals heterostructures, characterized at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields using a combination of electrical transport and scanning probe microscopy techniques. In particular, he is interested in the role of correlations and topology in these materials. Dr. Yankowitz was recognized as a Finalist for the Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists in 2019.
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Ming Yi

Research areas: high-temperature superconductivity, quantum materials, experimental condensed matter physics

Dr Ming Yi is an experimental condensed matter physicist at Rice University broadly interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of emergent phenomena in quantum materials. She has in particular worked extensively in the area of high temperature superconductivity, whereby using experimental probes such as angle-resolved photoemission and x-ray scattering techniques has studied the behaviors of exotic electronic orders in these fascinating materials. She obtained her B.S. degree from MIT, and PhD degree from Stanford University, both in physics. After a postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley she started as an assistant professor position at Rice University in 2019. Dr. Yi is a recipient of the L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowship in 2015, the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers in 2016, and the William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award in 2018.
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Zheshen Zhang

Research areas: quantum information science, quantum communications, quantum networks, quantum metrology and sensing, quantum computing and information processing, integrated photonic devices and systems

Zheshen ZhangDr. Zheshen Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining UA, Dr. Zhang was a Research Scientist working with Jeff Shapiro and Franco Wong at MIT. Dr. Zhang's research encompasses a broad swath of the experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum networks, quantum communications, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. Dr. Zhang is currently leading the development of UA's Interdisciplinary Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE) quantum network infrastructure and serves as a testbed co-Lead for NSF’s Engineering Research Center for Quantum Networks.
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