Dr. Qin Xu ( 许钦 ) is an assistant professor of physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph. D. in Physics at the Unversity of Chicago in 2015. After left Chicago, he started a postdoc in the SoftLab at Yale University. In the summer of 2016, he moved to Switzerland with the group to help build the laboratory of soft and living materials at ETH Zurich. Since March of 2020, he joined the physics department of HKUST as a faculty member.
2020. 3 – Current, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, HKUST, Hong Kong
2016. 8 – 2020. 2, Postdoc, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2015. 8 – 2016. 6, Postdoc, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University, USA
2010. 9 – 2015. 7, Research Assistant, Department of Physics and James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, USA
Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Main Academic Building, Office: Rm 4439 / Laboratory: Rm 4142
Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung
Hong Kong SAR
Haitao Hu (Ph.D. student)
2018.09–2020.07: Master student, Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology (Joint master program with SUSTech)
2014.09–2018.07: Bachelor student, Engineering Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Research area: Complex fluids, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics
Weiwei Zhao (Ph.D. student)
2012_09 – 201607: Bachelor student, Mechanical engineering, Northwest A&F University
2016_09 – 202007: Master student and Research Assistant, Aerospace engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Research area: Drop impact, interface dynamics, soft material, high-speed images.
Lydia MaK (Undergraduate Researcher)
I am a fourth-year student in the Department of Physics. I am interested in the physical properties and applications of soft materials. My current research is on surface instabilities of polymeric gels.
Jianhui Zhou (Undergraduate Researcher)
I am a sophomore in the Department of Physics. I am interested in hydrodynamics, especially complex fluids, and the physical properties of other soft matters. My current research area is dense suspension droplets and their pinch-off mechanisms.
Mr. Kwok Fai YEUNG (Technical Officer)
who helps us on everything in the lab!