Chuanwei Zhang

Associate Department Head
Professor - Physics
Graduate Program Head
Tags: Physics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Physics
The University of Texas at Austin - 2005
B.S. - Physics
University of Science and Technology of China - 2000

Research Areas

Research Interests
  •  Ultra-cold Atomic Gases
  •  Topological Superfluid and Superconductor
  •  Physical Implementation of Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  •  2D materials

Publications

Probing n-spin Correlations in Optical Lattices Chuanwei Zhang, V.W. Scarola, and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. A. 76, 023605 (2007). 2007 - Publication
Anyonic Braiding in Optical Lattices Chuanwei Zhang, V.W. Scarola, Sumanta Tewari, and S. Das Sarma, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 104,18415 (2007). 2007 - Publication
Manipulation of Single Neutral Atoms in Optical Lattices Chuanwei Zhang, S. L. Rolston, and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. A  74, 042316 (2006) 2006 - Publication
Berry phase effects on the dynamics of quasiparticles in a superfluid with a vortex Chuanwei Zhang, Artem M. Dudarev, and Qian Niu,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 040401 (2006). 2006 - Publication
Fidelity of a Bose-Einstein Condensate, Jie Liu, Wenge Wang, Chuanwei Zhang, Qian Niu, and Baowen Li, Phys. Lett. A 353, 216 (2006). 2006 - Publication
Transition to Instability in a Periodically Kicked Bose-Einstein Condensate on a Ring Jie Liu*, Chuanwei Zhang*, Mark G. Raizen, and Qian Niu,  Phys. Rev. A. 73 013601 (2006). * These authors contributed equally to this work. 2006 - Publication
Fidelity for the quantum evolution of a Bose-Einstein condensate Jie Liu, Wenge Wang, Chuanwei Zhang, Qian Niu, Baowen Li, Phys. Rev. A. 72 063623 (2005). 2005 - Publication
Transition to Instability in a Kicked Bose-Einstein Condensate, Chuanwei Zhang, Jie Liu, Mark G. Raizen, and Qian Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 054101 (2004). 2004 - Publication
Preparation of polarization entangled mixed state of two photons, Chuanwei Zhang, Phys. Rev. A 69, 014304 (2004). 2004 - Publication
Entanglement Concentration of Individual Photon Pairs via Linear Optical Logic,   Chuanwei Zhang, Quantum Information and Computation, 4, 196 (2004). 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2016–Present]
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2016]
Assistant Professor
Washington State University [2008–2012]
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Maryland [2006–2008]

Awards

Fellow - American Physical Society [2017]
Robert S. Hyer Awards - American Physical Society Texas Section [2015]
Young Faculty Award - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [2010]

Additional Information

Personal website
https://www.utdallas.edu/~cxz124830/

News Articles

Physics Professor Named APS Fellow for Ultracold Physics
Dr. Chuanwei Zhang, professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was named fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in October.

ws are elected based on their exceptional contributions to physics. Zhang was cited for “seminal contributions to theoretical research in ultracold atomic physics, including studies of spin-orbit coupled quantum gases, topological superfluids with Majorana or Weyl fermions, and Fulde-Ferrell superfluid states.”
Physicist's Theories, Project Provide Big Insights to Quantum Work
Theories developed by a UT Dallas physicist have been put to the test in the laboratory, and the results offer a new way to study — and possibly exploit — the strange realm of quantum physics.
In a study published in June in the journal Nature Communications, Dr. Chuanwei Zhang, associate professor of physics at UT Dallas, and researchers at Washington State University collaborated on a project aimed at gaining a better understanding of the physics that governs the invisible micro-world of atoms and particles.
Big Ideas Drive Science of the Ultra-Small and Ultra-Cold
For most people, the technical aspects of quantum physics – the behavior of matter and energy on scales as small as an atom or an electron – are enough to make their eyes glaze over.

But the emerging scientific field of quantum topological materials might be as easy to visualize as a glazed doughnut.

“In this field of research, we are trying to find new materials that are, from a physics standpoint, protected by their topology,” explained Dr. Chuanwei Zhang, associate professor of physics at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is one of the organizers of a scientific conference on the topology of quantum matter to be held on campus this month.