Chunlei Qu

School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Physics and Engineering Physics
Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: 209
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics
  • Topological Condensed Matter Physics


  • Aug. 2015 The University of Texas at Dallas

         Ph.D. in Physics, Advisor: Prof. Chuanwei Zhang

  • Jan. 2020 -  : Stevens Institute of Technology

 Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Aug. 2017 - Dec. 2019: JILA, University of Colorado Boulder

 Research Associate, Advisor: Prof. Ana M. Rey

  • Sep. 2015 - Jul. 2017: BEC Center, University of Trento, Italy

 Postdoctoral Researcher, Advisors: Prof. Lev P. Pitaevskii and Prof. Sandro Stringari

Professional Service

Referee of Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review X, Scientific Reports, Europhysics Letters, New Journal of Physics, Physics Letters A, etc.

Honors & Awards
  • 2015 Robert S. Hyer Award, TSAPS
  • 2015 President David E. Daniel Graduate Fellowship, UTD
Selected Publications
  1. C. Qu and A. M. Rey. "Spin squeezing and many-body dipolar dynamics in optical lattice clocks",  Phys. Rev. A Rapid 100, 041602(R) (2019)  .
  2. C.-H. Li, C. Qu, R. J. Niffenegger, S.-J. Wang, M. He, D. B. Blasing, A. Olson, C. H. Greene, Y. Lyanda-Geller, Q. Zhou, C. Zhang, and Y. P. Chen. "Spin Current Generation and Relaxation in a Quenched Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate",  Nature Communications 10, 375 (2019)  .
  3. C. Qu and S. Stringari. "Angular Momentum of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Synthetic Rotational Field",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 183202 (2018)  .
  4. C. Qu, C. Zhang, and F. Zhang. "Valley-Selective Topological Ordered States in Irradiated Bilayer Graphene",  2D Materials, 5, 011005 (2018)  .
  5. E. Fava, T. Bienaime, C. Mordini, G. Colzi, C. Qu, S. Stringari, G. Lamporesi, and G. Ferrari. "Observation of Spin Superfluidity in a Bose Gas Mixture",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 170401 (2018)  .
  6. C. Qu, L. P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari. "Magnetic solitons in a binary Bose-Einstein condensate",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 160402 (2016) Editors' Suggestion  .
  7. R. Chang, Q. Bouton, H. Cayla, C. Qu, A. Aspect, C. I. Westbrook, and D. Clement. "Momentum-resolved observation of quantum depletion in an interacting Bose gas",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 235303 (2016)  .
  8. Z. Zheng, C. Qu, X. Zou, and C. Zhang. "Fulde-Ferrell superfluids without spin-imbalance in driven optical lattices",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 120403 (2016)  .
  9. M. A. Khamehchi, C. Qu, M. E. Mossman, C. Zhang, and P. Engels. "Spin-momentum coupled Bose-Einstein condensates with lattice band pseudospins",  Nature Communications 7, 10867 (2016)  .
  10. K. Jimenez-Garcia, L.J. LeBlanc, R.A. Williams, M.C. Beeler, C. Qu, M. Gong, C. Zhang, and I. Spielman. "Tunable spin-orbit coupling via strong driving in ultracold atom systems",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 125301 (2015) Editors' Suggestion and Featured in Physics  .
  11. C. Hamner, C. Qu, Y. Zhang, J.J. Chang, M. Gong, C. Zhang, and P. Engels. "Dicke-type phase transition in a spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate",  Nature Communications 5, 5023 (2014)  .
  12. C. Qu, Z. Zheng, M. Gong, Y. Xu, L. Mao, X. Zou, G. Guo, and C. Zhang. "Topological superfluids with finite-momentum pairing and Majorana fermions",  Nature Communications 4, 2710 (2013)  .
  • PEP 542 Electromagnetism