Assistant Professor

Education Background

Ph.D. (Purdue University)

M.S. (State University of New York at Buffalo)

B.S. (Jilin University)

Research Field
Quantum transport, quantum materials and devices
Academic Area
Physics, Materials, Electrical Engineering
Personal Website

Dr. Qi Qian is an assistant professor in the School of Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hongkong, Shenzhen. Before that she did her postdoctoral research at UCLA with Prof. Xiangfeng Duan. She received her Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics in 2018 from Purdue University with Prof. Michael Manfra and B.S. degree from JiLin University in 2011. Her research interest focuses on quantum transport in novel quantum materials and devices. Her research works are published in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials and Physical Review B. She has received MRS Postdoctoral Award, the nomination of Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research at UCLA, the Lark-Horovitz Prize in Physics and Lijuan Wang Memorial Award at Purdue University.

Academic Publications
  1. Q. Qian*, Z. Wan*, H. Takenaka*, J. K. Keum, T. J. Smart, L. Wang, J. Zhou, H. Ren, D. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Ping, X. Duan, Photocarrier induced persistent structural polarization in soft-lattice lead halide perovskites, Nat. Nanotechnol. 18, 357 (2023).
  2. Q. Qian, Z. Wan, X. Duan, Van der Waals integration of artificial heterostructures and high-order superlattices, Natl. Sci. Open 2, 20220034 (2023).
  3. L. Wang, P. Wang, J. Huang, B. Peng, C. Jia, Q. Qian, J. Zhou, D. Xu, Y. Huang, X. Duan, A general one-step plug-and-probe approach to top-gated transistors for probing delicate electronic material, Nat. Nanotechnol. 17, 1206 (2022).
  4. Q. Qian*, H. Ren*, J. Zhou, Z. Wan, J. Zhou, X. Yan, J. Cai, P. Wang, B. Li, Z. Sofer, B. Li, X. Duan, X. Pan, Y. Huang, X. Duan,       Chiral molecular intercalation superlattices. Nature 606, 902 (2022). Also see highlight: Nature 606, 865 (2022).
  5. A. Castellanos-Gomez, X. Duan, Z. Fei, H. R. Gutierrez, Y. Huang, X. Huang, J. Quereda, Q. Qian, P. Sutter, E. Sutter, Van der Waals heterostructures. Nat. Rev. Methods Primers 2, 58 (2022).
  6. B. Li*, X. Deng*, W. Shu*, X. Cheng*, Q. Qian*, Z. Wan, B. Zhao, X. Shen, R. Wu, S. Shi, H. Zhang, Z. Zhang, X. Yang, J. Zhang, M. Zhong, Q. Xia, J. Li, Y. Liu, L. Liao, Y. Ye, L. Dai, Y. Peng, B. Li, X. Duan, Air-stable ultrathin Cr3Te4 nanosheets with thickness-dependent magnetic biskyrmions. Mater. Today 57, 66 (2022).
  7. H. Ma*, Q. Qian*, B. Qin, Z. Wan, R. Wu, B. Zhao, H. Zhang, Z. Zhang, J. Li, Z. Zhang, B. Li, L. Wang, X. Duan, Controlled synthesis of ultrathin PtSe2 nanosheets with thickness‐tunable electrical and magnetoelectrical properties. Adv. Sci. 9, 2103507 (2021).
  8. Y. Wang*, Z. Wan*, Q. Qian*, Y. Liu, Z. Kang, Z. Fan, P. Wang, Y. Wang, C. Li, C. Jia, Z. Lin, J. Guo, I. Shakir, M. Goorsky, X. Duan, Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, X. Duan, Probing photoelectrical transport in lead halide perovskites with van der Waals contacts. Nat. Nanotechnol. 15, 768 (2020). *equal contribution
  9. Q. Qian, Z. Wan, X. Duan, Boosting superconductivity in organic-inorganic superlattices, Sci. Bull. 65, 177 (2020).
  10. Q. Qian*, J. Nakamura*, S. Fallahi, G. C. Gardner and M. J. Manfra, Possible nematic to smectic phase transition in a two-dimensional electron gas at half-filling, Nat. Comm. 8, 1536 (2017). *equal contribution
  11. Q. Qian, J. Nakamura, S. Fallahi, G. C. Gardner, J. D. Watson, S. Lüscher, J. A. Folk, G. A. Csáthy and M. J. Manfra, Quantum lifetime in ultra-high quality GaAs quantum wells: Relationship to Δ5/2 and impact of density fluctuations, Phys. Rev. B 96, 035309 (2017).
  12. Q. Qian, J. Nakamura, S. Fallahi, G. C. Gardner, J. D. Watson and M. J. Manfra, High-temperature resistivity measured at ν = 5/2 as a predictor of the two-dimensional electron gas quality in the N = 1 Landau level, Phys. Rev. B 95, 241304(R) (2017).
  13. W. Yi, A. A. Kiselev, J. Thorp, R. Noah, B. Nguyen, S. Bui, R. D. Rajavel, T. Hussain, M. Gyure, Q. Qian, M. J. Manfra, V. S. Pribiag, L. P. Kouwenhoven, C. M. Marcus and M. Sokolich, Gate-tunable high mobility remote-doped InSb/In1-xAlxSb quantum well heterostructures, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 142103 (2015).