About me

Dr. Qimin Yan
Assistant Professor 
Department of Physics, Temple University
Email: qiminyan@temple.edu


I completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics at Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2003 and a master degree in Physics at Tsinghua University (China) in 2006. In 2007 I came to US for my PhD study in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the supervision of Prof. Chris Van de Walle and Prof. Matthias Scheffler. In spring 2012, I obtained my PhD degree in Materials.

Professional Experience

After completing the PhD study in 2012, I started my postgraduate career at UCSB with Prof. Chris Van de Walle. I stayed there for half a year and moved to Berkeley in 2013 as a Postdoc Fellow working with Prof. Jeffrey B. Neaton at the Molecular Foundry, LBNL and the Department of Physics, UC Berkeley. In summer 2016, I joined the Department of Physics at Temple University as an assistant professor.

  • 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Achievement Award, Solid-State Lighting and Energy Center, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 2006 Excellent Master Degree Thesis Award, Tsinghua University, China
  • 2005 "GuangHua" Scholarship, Tsinghua University, China
  • 2000, 2001 Undergraduate Scholarship, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China