Quantum functional material design and application lab

         Quantum functional material design and application lab, affiliated with Beijing Institute of Technology, aims to explore the frontiers and applications of quantum functional materials, leveraging international academic advancements and national strategic needs. By providing extreme conditions such as ultra-high pressure, strong magnetic fields, ultra-low temperatures, ultra-high vacuums, ultra-high spatial resolution, and ultra-fast time resolution, the laboratory designs and fabricates quantum functional materials, explores their novel properties, and develops next-generation devices (such as infrared optoelectronic devices, new energy devices, sensing and measurement devices, storage and computing devices, communication devices, etc.). It aims to provide new physical mechanisms and design concepts for innovative developments in cutting-edge fields such as new materials, optoelectronics, microelectronics, information technology, and space technology.

         The laboratory was founded and is led by Professor Yugui Yao. Currently, it has 1 Changjiang Scholar, 1 National Distinguished Young Scholar, 1 Thousand Talents Program scholar, and 15 outstanding young talents. Additionally, there are approximately 30 national-level candidates and over 20 researchers in the laboratory. The main research areas of the laboratory are condensed matter physics and computational physics, with a current focus on:

  1. Physical effects on Berry phase (topological quantum states and novel topological materials with a wide bandgap)
  2. novel quantum phenomena in two-dimensional systems
  3. Light-Matter Interactions and Design of New Energy Materials

         The laboratory has 1 second prize of National Natural Science Award (2018). Cumulatively published in top journals including Science, Nature sub-journals, PRL, JACS, Adv. Mater., Nano Lett, etc. More than 400 academic papers have been cited more than 30,000 times in total. It has successively undertaken more than ten projects of the National Key Research and Development Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Key Basic Research Development Program (973 Program), with a total research funding of 20 million cny. The laboratory has always paid attention to extensive cooperation and exchanges, maintained good cooperative relations with many top scientific research institutions, and regularly carried out joint training of postgraduates, short-term exchanges, and cooperative research.

         The laboratory is open to recruit a number of graduate students and postdoctoral students every year, and at the same time offers scientific research training courses and instrument training courses for undergraduates. There are still teaching positions in the laboratory, and we sincerely invite outstanding talents from home and abroad.

Department of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology | Quantum Functional Materials Design and Application Laboratory
Beijing Institute of Technology 5 South Zhongguancun Street Haidian District, Beijing 100081