Yong Xu
Assistant Professor
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

Research Interests
• Ultra-cold Atomic Gases
• Topological Condensed Matter Physics
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China                  09/2008 – 07/2013
Degree: Ph.D in Physics         
ICQM, Peking University, Beijing, China                                                           09/2010 – 08/2012
Visiting Student
Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China                                                                 09/2001 - 07/2005
Degree: B.S. in Physics
Awarded: “Outstanding University Graduate”
Tsinghua University,                                                                                          09/2017 – current
Position: Assistant Professor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA                                                           05/2016 – 08/2017
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow                                          
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA                                                             09/2013 – 05/2016
Position: Research Scientist                                                       
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA                                                             09/2012 – 09/2013
Position: Visiting Research Assistant                                        
Software Companies in China                                                                          10\2006 - 09\2007
Position: Software Developer
Awards and Honors
• 1000 Youth Talent Plan, China (2018)
• 2016 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers (declined)
• 2010, Directors Scholarship of Institute of Physics
• 2005, Outstanding University Graduate, Lanzhou University, China
• 2004, Chun-Tsung Scholar
• Outstanding Student Scholarships, Lanzhou University, China
Selected papers:
1. “Weyl Exceptional Rings in a Three-Dimensional Dissipative Cold Atomic Gas”,
      Yong Xu, Sheng-Tao Wang, and L.-M. Duan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 045701 (2017)
      Editors' Suggestion
2. “Experimental Observation of a Topological Band Gap Opening in Ultracold Fermi Gases 
      with Two-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupling”, Zengming Meng, Lianghui Huang, Peng Peng,  
      Donghao Li, Liangchao Chen, Yong Xu, Chuanwei Zhang, Pengjun Wang, and Jing Zhang,
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 235304 (2016)
      Editors' Suggestion
3. “Structured Weyl Points in Spin-Orbit Coupled Fermionic Superfluids”, 
      Yong Xu, Fan Zhang, and Chuanwei Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 265304 (2015)
4. “Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Phase Transition in 2D Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fulde-Ferrell   
      Yong Xu and Chuanwei Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 110401 (2015)
5. “Topological Fulde-Ferrell Superfluids of a Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fermi Gas”,
      Yong Xu and Chuanwei Zhang, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 29, 1530001 (2015) (invited review)
6. “Dark Solitons with Majorana Fermions in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fermi Gases”,
     Yong Xu, Li Mao, Biao Wu, and Chuanwei Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 130404 (2014)
7. “Anisotropic Weyl Fermions from Quasiparticle Excitation Spectrum of a 3D Fulde-Ferrell   
     Yong Xu, Rui-Lin Chu, and Chuanwei Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 136402 (2014)   
     Editors’Suggestion, highlighted in Asia Pacific Physics Newsletter
8. “Topological Superfluids with Finite Momentum Pairing and Majorana Fermions”,
     Chunlei Qu, Zhen Zheng, Ming Gong, Yong Xu, Li Mao, Xubo Zou, Guangcan Guo, and 
     Chuanwei Zhang, Nat. Commun. 4, 2710 (2013)
9. “Bright Solitons in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates”,
     Yong Xu, Yongping Zhang, and Biao Wu, Phys. Rev. A 87, 013614 (2013)