YU Dapeng Chair Professor



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After his PhD in LPS, Orsay, French, Dapeng Yu did his postdoc in Chinese Academy of Sciences between 1993-1995. From September 1995, he joined department of physics, Peking University as an associate Professor. He was promoted to full professor in 1999 in Peking University. He was elected as a member (Academian) of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015.

From June, 2016, he moved to Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, and there he set-up the Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, which is focusing on fundamentals of the emerging quantum materials, quantum information. 

Prof D. P. Yu is one of the world pioneers in developing method to synthesize from the bottom, and to characterize 1-dimensional semiconductor nanowires and 2-D Dirac quantum Materials, and made important contributions to the investigations of low-dimensional quantum materials. Resulting from his pioneer contributions, more than 500 peer-reviewed work has been published in Physical Journals, including a majority in APS(33 PRL/PRB papers) and AIP journals (96 papers) and other general interest Journals such as NPG (12 papers in Nature and Nature babies) journals; the originality and impact of the nominee’s work is also manifested with a citation of more than 2,9000 times by colleagues world-wide with an H-index of 91.

He has mentored/trained more than 100 graduates and postdoctoral associates.

Research Areas

  • Low dimensional quantum materials
  • Quantum control
  • Micro-nano machining

Educational Background

1989-1993: PhD 
Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France (Materials Physics)
1982-1985 : Master
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Acamedy of Sciences
(Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering)
1978-1982 : Bachelor
East China University of Science and Technology
(Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering)

Professional Experience

May 2016–Now 

Chair Professor

Physics Department,Southern University of Science and Technology, China
 Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, China

Sep 1999–May 2016 


School of Physics,Peking University, China    
Sep 1995–Sep 1999

 Associate Professor

School of Physics,Peking University, China

Nov 1993–Sep 1995

 Postdoctoral researcher
 Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Electron Microscopy, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Honors & Awards

2015 Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007 National Natural Science Award (second class)

Selected Publication

1. Measuring phonon dispersion at an interface.NATURE,2021.

2. Topological Transition of Superconductivity in Dirac Semimetal Nanowire Josephs on Junctions. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2021;

3. Seeded growth of large single-crystal copper foils with high-index facets. Nature, 2020;

4. Electric Control of Fermi Arc Spin Transport in Individual Topological Semimetal Nanowires. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2020.

5. High-Fidelity, High-Scalability Two-Qubit Gate Scheme for Superconducting Qubits. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2020.