Members

Experimental Quantum Optics Lab

Principle Investigator :

Dr. Shengwang Du (Personal Page | UTD Profile)
Professor
Department of Physics
University of Texas at Dallas

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005
MS, Peking University, 1999
BS, Nanjing University, 1996

Graduate Students :

Xuanying Lai
(07/2020 to present)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD Student, PHYS
BS, East China Normal University, 2020

Email: Xuanying.Lai@utdallas.edu
Alan Zanders
(11/2020 to present)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD Student, PHYS
MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020
BS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018

Email: Alan.Zanders@utdallas.edu

Undergraduate Students :

Ahmet Neccar
(11/2020 to present)
Research area: Quantum Optics

UG Student, PHYS

Email: Ahmet.Neccar@UTDallas.edu

Lennon Kirby
(09/2021 to present)
Research area: Quantum Optics

UG Student, PHYS

Email: Lennon.KirbyRivera@UTDallas.edu

Former UTD Group Members

Undergraduate Students :

Ana Castaneda Montoya
(09/2021 to 10/2021)
Research area: Quantum Optics

UG Student, PHYS

Email: Ana.CastanedaMontoya@UTDallas.edu

Leonard Humphrey
(11/2020 to 03/2021)
Research area: Quantum Optics

UG Student, PHYS

Email: Leonard.Humphrey@UTDallas.edu

Former Hong Kong Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows & Visiting Scholars :

Dr. Peng Chen
(10/2018 to 10/2019)
(06/2012 to 03/2015)
Research area: Cold Atom & Quantum Optics

PhD, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, 2012
BS, Harbin University of Science & Technology, 2007

Now Research Assistant Professor at HKUST [link]
Dr. Wei Guo
(10/2018 to 09/2019)
Research area: Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, 2016
BS, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, 2010
Dr. Heejeong Jeong
(08/2016 to 07/2018)
Research area: Quantum Optics
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
IAS Junior Fellow

PhD, Duke University, 2006
MS, Seoul National University, 1999
BS, Soongsil University, 1997

Now Associate Professor at University of Malaya [link]
Dr. Yumian Su
(04/2014 to 06/2017)
Research area: Quantum Optics & Biophysics

PhD, Boston University, 1997
MS, Peking University, 1990
BS, Peking University, 1987
Dr. Guosheng Xue
(04/2014 to 2016, joint postdoc with Prof. Toyotaka Ishibashi at the Division of Life Science.)
Research area: Biophysics

PhD, University of Science & Technology of China, 2014
BS, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2008

Now at NBI Ltd.
Dr. E Du
(03/2015 to 05/2015)
Research area: Biophysics

PhD, Tsinghua University, 2015
BS, Central China Normal University, 2009

Now at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTC)
Dr. Yuan Sun
(01/2014 to 12/2014)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2013
BS, University of Science & Technology of China, 2007

Now at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics.
Dr. Shuyu Zhou
(02/2011 to 02/2012)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, 2010
MS, University of Science & Technology of China, 2006
BS, University of Science & Technology of China, 1998

Now at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. [link]
Dr. Hui Yan
(12/2009 to 12/2010)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
BS, Wuhan University, 2004

Now Professor at South China Normal University [Link]
Dr. Dong Wei
(09/2008 - 08/2009)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, Shanxi University, 2007
BS, Shanxi Normal University, 1999

Now Associate Professor at School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University. [Link]

Graduate Students :

Dr. Ying Zuo
(Fall/2017 to Summer/2021)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, June 2021
(Thesis: All-optical neural networks with nonlinear activation functions)
BS, University of Science & Technology of China, 2017

Dr. Zhuohui Joephy Zeng
(04/2018 to Summer/2021)
Research area: Optical Microscopy & Mechanical Engineering

PhD, HKUST, June 2021
(Thesis: Development and applications of differential interference microscopy for quantitative surface topography evolution study on martensitic transformation and thin film buckling)
Cosupervised with Xian Chen (MAE)
Zeyu Shen
(05/2018 to Fall/2020)
Research area: Optical Microscopy & Life Science

PhD Student, LIFS


Email: zshenai@connect.ust.hk
Yang Xu
(Fall/2019 to Fall/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

MPhil Student, PHYS
BS, Nanjing University, 2019

Email: yang.xu@connect.ust.hk
Ka Hung Henry Chan
(Fall/2019 to Fall/2020)
Research area: Optical Microscopy & Mechanical Engineering

PhD Student, MAE
BS, HKUST, 2019

Email: khchanbw@connect.ust.hk
Hong Liang
(07/2020 to 12/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD Student, PHYS
BS, Nanjing University, 2020

Email: hong.liang@connect.ust.hk
Xuanying Lai
(07/2020 to 12/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD Student, PHYS
BS, East China Normal University, 2020

Email: xlaiae@connect.ust.hk
Yuzi Zhang
(09/20219 to 12/2020)
Research area: Bioengineering

MPhil Student, CBE
BS, Nankai University, 2019

Email: yzhangjq@connect.ust.hk
Rong Chen
(09/2019 to 12/2020)
Research area: Bioengineering

PhD Student, CBE
MSc, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2018
BS, Sichuan University, 2016

Email: rchenbe@connect.ust.hk
Dr. Yue Jiang
(Fall/2015 to May/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, May 2020
(Thesis: Nonlinear photon-atom interaction)
Summer Research Internship, HKUST, 30/July-29/Aug/2014
BS, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2015

Now postdoctoral at Konrad Lehnert group at JILA, University of Colorado Boulder. [link]
Dr. Yefeng Mei
(Fall/2015 to May/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, February 2020
(Thesis: Energy-time entanglement of photons)
RA, HKUST, 03-08/2015
BS, Tsinghua University, 2013

Now postdoctoral at Alex Kuzmich group at University of Michigan. [link]
Lujia Yu
(Fall/2016 to 12/2018)
Research area: Bioengineering

MPhil, HKUST, December 2018
(Thesis: Three color super-resolution localization microscopy for optical mapping of stretched DNAs in nanochannels)
ME, Chinese Academy of Science, 2016
BE, Tsinghua University, 2013
Dr. Xianxin Guo
(Fall/2013 to Summer/2018)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, July 2018
(Thesis: Time-frequency entanglement of narrowband biphotons)
BS, Zhejiang University, 2013

Now postdoctoral at Alexander Lvovsky group at University of Calgary (Canada) and University of Oxford (UK). [link]
Dr. Yueyang Zou
(03/2016 to Summer/2018)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, July 2018
(Thesis: Quantum thermodynamics of ultracold atoms and photons: from degenerate Ytterbium atomic gas to quantum optics)
BS, HKUST, 2013

Now postdoctoral at Universitat Innsbruck (Austria) [link]
Dr. Teng Zhao
(Fall/2012 to July/2016)
Research area: Biophysics

PhD, HKUST, July 2016
(Thesis: Advanced optical bio-imaging techniques: Super-resolution and light-sheet microscopies)
MPhil, HKUST, 2014
MSc, Imperial College London, UK, 2012
BS, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, 2011

Now CEO at LiT Ltd.
Dr. Luwei Zhao
(Fall/2012 to July/2016)
Research area: Quantum Optics

PhD, HKUST, July 2016
(Thesis: Narrowband biphoton generation in the group delay regime)
MPhil, HKUST 2014
BS, Nanjing University, 2012

Now CTO at LiT Ltd.
Ying Wang
(Fall/2013 to Summer/2015)
Research area: Biophysics

MPhil, HKUST, August 2015
(Thesis: Light-sheet microscope and its applications)
MS, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2013
BS, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2011

Now at Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
Dr. Chang Liu
(Fall/2010 to Summer/2014)
Research area: Quantum Optics
PhD, HKUST, August 2014
(Thesis: Generation and application of narrow-band biphotons)
BS, University of Science & Technology of China, 2010

Now Senior Scientist at Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Waterloo, Canada.
Dr. Shanchao Zhang
(Fall/2009 to Summer/2013)

PhD, HKUST, August 2013
(Thesis: Coherent Quantum Interaction between Photons and Atoms)
BS, Nanjing University, 2009

Now Associate Professor at South China Normal University [link]
Dr. Wenhao Guo
(Spring/2010 to Summer 2013)

PhD, HKUST, July 2013
(Thesis: Optical Spectroscopy of Nano Materials and Structures)
BS, Shandong University, 2009

Now at Zenit Global Investment Co., Hong Kong
Dr. Weixin Lu
Postgraduate student (Fall 2009)

Now Associate Professor at Soochow University [Link]
Dr. Jiefei Chen
(PhD student, Fall/2008 to Fall/2011)

PhD, HKUST, December 2011
(Thesis: Manipulating Classical and Nonclassical Light with Cold Atoms)
MPhil, HKUST, 2009
BS, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2007

Now Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology. [Link]

Undergraduate Students :

Bohan Li
(05/2017 to 06/2020)
Research area: Quantum Optics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

Accepted offer from Caltech.
Hoi Chun Chiu
(05/2017 to 06/2020)
Research area: Biophysics & Optical Microscopy

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

Accepted offer from Columbia University.
You-chiuan Chen
(02/2019 to 06/2020)
Research area: Optical Physics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST
Shi Quan Foo
(04/2019 to 06/2020)
Research area: Optical Physics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST
Randy Stefan Tanuwijaya
(02/2020 to 06/2020)
Research area: Optical Physics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

Yan Yan Chan
(04/2019 to 08/2019)
Research area: Optical Physics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST
Lingbang Zhu
(09/2015 to 06/2019)
Research area: Biophysics & Quantum Optics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

HKUST (UG) -> Harvard University (PhD)
Anqi Gong
(04/2018 to 08/2018)

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science & Physics, HKUST
Karen (Sze Cheung) Lau
(12/2014 to 08/2017)
Reseawrch area: Quantum Optics, Biophysics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

HKUST (UG) -> Stanford University (PhD)
James (Ming Hong) Lui
(09/2015 to 08/2016)
Reseawrch area: Biophysics

HKUST (UG/LIFS) -> HKUST (MPhil/LIFS)
Chi Shu
(May/2013 to June/2016)
Research area: Quantum Optics

Undergraduate Student, Physics, HKUST

HKUST (UG) -> Harvard University (PhD)
Aaron (Tsz Kiu) Chow
(04/2015 to 05/2016)
Reseawrch area: Quantum Optics

Undergraduate Stduent, Physics, HKUST

HKUST(UG/Math) -> Columbia University (PhD/Math)
Yue Jiang
Summer Research Internship
(30/July/2014 to 29/Aug/2014)
Research area: Quantum Optics

Undergraduate Student, Harbin Institute of Technology

Now PhD student at HKUST
Shreyans Mehta
Summer Visiting Internship
(May/2013 to July/2013)

Undergraduate Student, Engineering Physics, IIT, Delhi, India
Abani Shankar Nayak
Summer Visiting Internship
(May/2013 to July/2013)

Undergraduate Student, Engineering Physics, IIT, Delhi, India
Kexin Yi
(Spring/2012 to Fall/2012)

Undergraduate Student, HKUST

HKUST (UG) -> Caltech (UG) -> Harvard University (PhD)
Huansu Xu

Undergraduate Student, UROP, 2010-2011

HKUST (UG) -> HKUST (PG)
Lijia Hong

Undergraduate Student, UROP, 2011

HKUST (UG) -> Carnegie Mellon University (Master) -> Robinhood (Software Engineer)
Shuyuan Wang

Undergraduate Student : Summer/2009 to Summer/2011

HKUST (UG) -> Columbia University‎ (PhD) -> Google Inc.

Research Assistants :

Bohan Li
(08/2020 to 08/2020)
Research area: Optics

BS, HKUST, 2020

Email: bliav@connect.ust.hk

Qiang SONG
(12/2015 to 07/2016)
Research area: Biophysics

MS, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, 2014
MS, UNiversity of Science and Technology of China, 2012
BS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2011
Zhuo Quan IM
(03/2016 to 07/2016)
Research area: Biophysics

BS, HKUST, 2015

Now MPhil student in TLE, HKUST
Quan Liu
(May/2013 to April/2014)