Biosketch

                   
 
 
 
Education and Employment
  
           ·       Assistant Professor, 2014 - Present 
                   Department of Physics
                   The University of Texas at Dallas

           ·       Postdoctoral Fellow, 01/2012 - 08/2014
                   University of Pennsylvania
                   Advisor: Professors Charles L. Kane and Eugene J. Mele
                   Topics: Topological insulators and superconductors

           ·       PhD 2011, Physics
                   The University of Texas at Austin

                   Advisor: Professor Allan H. MacDonald

                   Thesis: Electronic correlations in few-layer graphene


           ·       BS 2006, Physics, Special Class for the Gifted Young
                   University of Science and Technology of China
  
  
Research Interests (in no particular order)
   
           ·       Topological States of Quantum Matter 

           ·       Many-Body Physics in Correlated Systems

           ·       
Mesoscopic Physics in Quantum Materials

           ·       
Integer and Fractional Quantum Hall Physics
                        
       
Awards and Honors
  
           ·       2013 Herbert B. Callen Memorial Prize, UPenn, US
                   Contribution: “ for his pioneering contributions to the theory of interfacial
                   electronic states in topological insulators and topological superconductors.”
      
           ·       2011, 2010 Professional Development Awards, UT-Austin, US

           ·       2003-2015 Outstanding Student Scholarship, USTC, China

           ·       
2002 Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, USTC, China
                    
 
Publications [click here]
                     
 
Selected Invited Talks/Lectures
    
           ·       Symmetry Protected Topological Matter
                    U.S.-Brazil Young Physicists Forum, American Physical Society, 03/12/2016
 
           ·       Protected Lines: From Nodal Superconductors to Topological Semimetals
                    
Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Oklahoma, 12/04/2015

           ·       “Weak Topological Insulators, Composite Weyl Semimetals, 
                    and Time-Reversal-Invariant Topological Superconductivity”
                    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 09/24/2015 [view slides here]

           ·       “Weak Topological Insulators and DIII Topological Superconductors”
                    International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials 
                    University of Science and Technology of China, 07/08/2015
                    
           ·       “Weak Topological Insulators and DIII Topological Superconductors”
                    Condensed Matter Seminar, Beijing Institute of Technology, 07/01/2015       

           ·       “Topological Superconductivity (I, II)”
                    
1st WHU Summer Theory Institute, Wuhan, China, 06/2015

           ·       “Topological Insulators and Beyond”
                    
Workshop: Understanding Strongly Coupled Systems in HEP and CMP 
                    Aspen Center for Physics, 05/28/2015
    
           ·       “Time-Reversal-Invariant Topological Superconductivity”
                    Condensed Matter Seminar, 
University of Texas at Austin, 02/05/2015

           ·       Valleytronics in Semimetals and Nodal Superconductors
                    Valleytronics Symposium, 9th International Conference on Computational Physics
                    
National University of Singapore, Singapore, 01/09/2015
  
           ·       “Topological Aspects of Strongly Correlated Systems”
                    International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
                    SCES 2014, Grenoble, France, 07/11/2014 
(declined)
 
           ·       From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions
                    Physics Colloquium, Duke University, 03/24/2014
  
           ·       From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions
                    Physics Colloquium, Penn State University, 02/13/2014
 
           ·       From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions
                    Condensed Matter Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, 02/06/2014

 

           ·       Majorana Kramers Pairs and Z2×Z2 Fractional Josephson Effects”
                    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 12/20/2013 [view slides here]

           ·       “What is Missing in the Current Topological Insulator Theories 
                    and How to Realize the Quantum Anomalous Hall States” 
                    DARPA PI Meeting, Princeton University09/28/2012
                    
           ·       Spontaneous Quantum Hall Liquids”  [view slides here]
                    2012 APS March Meeting Invited Symposium:
                    Interaction Driven Broken Symmetry States in Bilayer Graphene 

 

           ·       “Spontaneous Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Bilayer Graphene”

                    Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Harvard University, 03/04/2011


   
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