Condensed Matter Physics

The condensed matter physics program of Beijing Normal University is originally based on the low temperature physics experiments of Department of Physics, Fu Jen Catholic University in 1940s, before expanding to traditional fields of condensed matter physics including semiconductor physics and condensed matter theory in 1950s, with significant contribution in low temperature physics, semiconductor physics and energy band theory. In 1981, the Master and PhD programs in condensed matter physics were approved, which were among the first in China. In 1995, a physics postdoctoral research station was established. The physics discipline was approved as a training base for natural science talents in 1996 and was authorized to confer PhD degree in Level I discipline in 2000. In 2002, the condensed matter physics program of the physics discipline was rated as Key Program of Beijing Municipal Level and successfully passed the mid-term assessment in 2007. Currently, three characteristic fields of research are formed in the condensed matter physics program of Beijing Normal University, employing nearly 20 researchers (all of whom hold PhD degrees), among whom are 9 professors (all of whom are supervisors for PhD candidates) including one gainer of National Outstanding Foundation Award and three persons listed in New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of Ministry of Education and 7 associate professors, hence forming a well-structured and highly competent team of scholars by and large. Since 2002, this Program has undertaken over 40 scientific research projects at national, ministerial and provincial levels, including National Key Basic Research Development Plan (973 Project). Key Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation, national key research plan programs specified in national mid-and long-term plan and National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, etc. Substantial achievements are made in quantum control, oxide high temperature superconducting material, cold atom and Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum Hall effect, metal surface and interface, physical characteristics of nano-materials and semiconducting physics. Over 200 papers have been published and presentations have been given on key international seminars.


  1. Research on Quantum Control in Correlated Electronic System: With Prof. Feng Shiping, Prof. Wang Yongjun and Associate Prof. Song Yun, this field mainly focuses on the anomalous physical properties and non-conventional superconducting mechanism, quantum phase transition, fractional and integer quantum Hall effect, physical properties of disordered system, etc. The research findings are influential both in China and internationally with one sub-forum presentation given during the 8th International Superconductivity Symposium held in Dresden, Germany in July, 2006. The main feature of this field of research is that some basic physical questions in condensed matter physics are involved in the research, which constitutes of a major part of ¡°Quantum Control Research Project¡± launched in 2006, which is one of the first key research plans specified in national mid- and long-term science and technology planning.
  2. Mesoscopic Physics and Interaction between Light and Matters: With Prof. Zhang Xiangdong, Prof. Kou Supeng and Associate Prof. Yang Shijie as leading scholars, this research field focuses on the transition of electrons, light and sound in solid mesoscopic systems (nanostructure) as well as topological sequence and topological excitation in interactive systems. The research findings have attracted much attention from the physics field both in China and overseas, and the world-renowned physicsweb (Physics World) has reported these achievements in the form of news coverage.
  3. Research on Growth and Physical Properties of Low Dimensional Quantum System Materials: With Prof. Nie Jiacai, Prof. Tian Qiang and Prof. Tu Qingyun as leading scholars, this research field mainly focuses on low-dimensional quantum system, laboratory research of thin film growth and its physical properties, especially self-assembled epitaxial growth and surface features of oxide nanostructure thin film, spin polarization transition and electronic application of CMR/HTS nano compound film and super-lattice, controlled growth of nano heterogeneous structure system and its quantum effect, optical properties of semiconducting quantum dot, etc. In recent years, 4 international patents have been applied for (one of which has been approved) and over 20 invitations to international conferences and symposiums have been received (with 16 invitations of presentation).


Academic Team

Research Field Name Birthdate Qualifications Position
Research of Quantum Control in Associated Electronic Systems Shiping Feng 1958.12 Doctor Professor
Yongjun Wang 1964.03 Doctor Professor
Yun Song 1966.08 Doctor Professor
Gang Xiong 1973.06 Doctor Associate Professor
Ying Liang 1974.11 Doctor Professor
Mesoscopic Physics and Interaction of Light with Matter Xiangdong Zhang 1967.11 Doctor Professor
Supeng Kou 1972.10 Doctor Professor
Shijie Yang 1966.01 Doctor Professor
Hu Zhao 1969.09 Doctor Associate Professor
Ying Luo 1962.11 Doctor Associate Professor
Growth of Low-dimensional Quantum Systems Materials and Physical Properties Jiacai Nie 1965.12 Doctor Professor
Qiang Tian 1962.06 Doctor Professor
Qingyun Tu 1963.06 Doctor Professor
Yinshu Wang 1967.10 Doctor Professor
Youhui Gao 1969.09 Doctor Associate Professor
Ruifen Dou 1974.04 Doctor Associate Professor
Changmin Xiong 1978.10 Doctor Associate Professor
Huimin Liu 1956.07 Junior College Experimentalist
Jieping Fan 1956.06 Junior College Experimentalist