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Cenke Xu

Contact Information

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Broida Hall 6137

Work phone: 805-893-4029


Group Members

PhD students mentored:

Kevin Slagle (now postdoc at University of Toronto),

Zhen Bi (now Pappalardo fellow at MIT),

Alex Rasmussen,

Kelly Ann Pawlak;

Postdoctoral Reseachers mentored:

Eun-Gook Moon (now faculty at KAIST),

Yi-Zhuang You (now postdoc at Harvard, will join UCSD as faculty)

Research Interests

1, Strongly correlated electron system ;

2, Quantum phase transitions and quantum criticalities ;

3, Frustrated magnets and exotic quantum ground states ;

4, Symmetr protected topological phases ;

5, Non-fermi liquid states.

Academic Appointments and Degrees

July 2014 until now,

Associate Professr, Department of physics, UCSB ;

July 2010 ~ June 2014,

Assistant Professr, Department of physics, UCSB ;

July 2007 ~ June 2010,

Junior fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University;

May 2007,

PhD of physics, Department of physics, UC Berkeley, Advisor: Prof. Joel E. Moore;

June 2003,

Bachelor of Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.


Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, 2012, awarded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation;

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2012;

Hellman Family Faculty Fellowship, 2012;

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Oversea Chinese Physics Association, 2011;

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2011;