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Professor Qi Zhou honored with University Faculty Scholar award


Qi Zhou, professor of Physics and Astronomy with the Purdue University College of Science, has been selected as a University Faculty Scholar by the Office of the Provost.

Zhou’s research interests include synthetic gauge fields for ultracold atoms, strongly interacting bosons and fermions, quantum nonequilibrium dynamics, and connections between few-body and many-body physics. Qi Zhou received his Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University and his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China.

The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Recipients of this honor have the rank of tenured associate or full professor and have been in that rank for no more than five years. Faculty scholars are nominated by their academic areas, reviewed by a committee in the College of Science, and approved by the provost. Faculty Scholars are appointed for a five-year term and receive an annual $10,000 discretionary allocation to support their research. The program was created in 1998. Zhou will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2024.

In a letter of award recognition, Lucy Flesch, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science, says, “the college awards committee recognized your outstanding contributions to synthetic gauge fields, universal relations in dilute quantum systems, and non-equilibrium quantum dynamics. Congratulations once again on this well-deserved honor. My best wishes to you for your continued success in your academic endeavors.”


About the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University  

Purdue’s Department of Physics and Astronomy has a rich and long history dating back to 1904. Our faculty and students are exploring nature at all length scales, from the subatomic to the macroscopic and everything in between. With an excellent and diverse community of faculty, postdocs and students who are pushing new scientific frontiers, we offer a dynamic learning environment, an inclusive research community and an engaging network of scholars.  

Physics and Astronomy is one of the seven departments within the Purdue University College of Science. World-class research is performed in astrophysics, atomic and molecular optics, accelerator mass spectrometry, biophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum information science, and particle and nuclear physics. Our state-of-the-art facilities are in the Physics Building, but our researchers also engage in interdisciplinary work at Discovery Park District at Purdue, particularly the Birck Nanotechnology Center and the Bindley Bioscience Center. We also participate in global research including at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, many national laboratories (such as Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermilab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Stanford Linear Accelerator, etc.), the James Webb Space Telescope, and several observatories around the world.   




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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2024 11:19 AM

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