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  E-mail   houian
  Curriculum Vitae



D.Sc. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2009.
M.Eng. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, USA, 2004.
B.S. cum laude Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, USA, 2003.


2011 – present Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau
2009 – 2011 Research Scientist, Digital Materials Laboratory, Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan


   Research Interests

    • Superconducting qubit circuits
    • Quantum information and computation
    • Quantum optics and quantum measurement theory

   Research Group


   Undergraduate Courses

    • Physics I (classical mechanics; PHYS120)
    • Physics II (electricity and magnetism; PHYS210)



  1. H. Ian and Yu-xi Liu, “Superfluorescence in a quasi-lattice of qubits,” in progress.
  2. Z.-S. Liu and H. Ian, “Numerical Studies on Antiferromagnetic Skyrmions in Nanodisks by Means of A New Quantum Simulation Approach,” arXiv:1601.05170 (2016), to appear in Chem. Phys. Lett.
  3. Z.-S. Liu and H. Ian, “A self-consistent approach to the one-dimensional chain models for the ferro- and antiferro-magnetism of nanotubes,” arXiv:1509.06885 (2015).
  4. Z.-S. Liu and H. Ian, “Effects of Dzyaloshinsky–Moriya interaction on magnetism in nanodisks from a self-consistent approach,” J. Nanopart. Res. 18, 1 (2016).
  5. H. Ian, “Atom-driven multistability in an optomechanical cavity under broken PT-symmetry,” arXiv:1512.01950 (2015).


2007 Ministry of Education of China scholarship 
2004 Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences scholarship
2003 Ford fellowship
College of Engineering Dean’s List, Cornell University
2000 Penn State University President’s award
1999 Government of Macau GAES scholarship


Member of American Physical Society and Chinese Physical Society
Member of Phi Eta Sigma and Tau Beta Pi