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Chang-Jiang Professor (教育部“长江学者”特聘教授)

Executive Deputy Director (中心常务副主任)

E-mail: hqyuan at zju.edu.cn

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Prof. Huiqiu Yuan, a National Chang-Jiang Professor in the Department of Physics at Zhejiang University since 2008. Professor Yuan performed his PhD study under the supervision of Prof. Frank Steglich in Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids from 1999 to 2003, and gained his PhD degree from Dresden University of Technology in 2003. After continuing a short period of postdoctoral research at Dresden, then he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana and Champaign in USA as a postdoctoral research associate in 2004 and later became a Director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2007. He was also an ICAM postdoctoral fellow during 2004-2007. In 2008, Prof. Yuan moved back to China, becoming a Chang-Jiang professor in the Department of Physics, Zhejiang University. In 2012, Prof. Yuan, together with Prof. Frank Steglich and Prof. Fuchun Zhang, established the Center for Correlated Matter at Zhejiang University. He is currently serving as the Executive Deputy Director of the center.

Prof. Yuan has been working on the emergent quantum phases and phenomena in correlated electron systems. He synthesizes materials and probes their physical properties under multiple extreme conditions of low temperature, high pressure and high magnetic field by measuring transport, thermodynamic and magnetic properties as well as magnetic penetration depth and quantum oscillations. He frequently performs experiments using the facilities of extremely high magnetic field in the world. The major research interests in his group include heavy fermions, exotic superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, Mott transitions, charge density wave and mixed valence behavior. Prof. Yuan has made several important contributions to heavy fermions, non-centrosymmetric superconductivity and iron-based superconductors, which largely impacted the research fields. Some of his works have been selected as textbook examples of unconventional superconductivity and quantum phase transitions. He has published about 70 peer reviewed articles, including a number of articles published in Nature, Science, PNAS and PRL. He also delivered over 80 invited talks in international conferences and Physics Colloquia or Condensed Matter Seminars.

The research in Prof. Yuan’s group has been financially supported by the national and the local funding agencies. Prof. Yuan is the PI (or co-PI) of several projects funded by the NSFC, MOST and MOE, including a key project from NSFC. He is the head of the partner group of MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids at Dresden. Prof. Yuan serves for the international advisory committees of several important international conferences, including the SCES and M2S conferences. He is the advisory board member of “Reviews in Physics”, a new open access journal by Elsevier.

Representative Publications


M. Smidman, M. B. Salamon, H. Q. Yuan* and D. F. Agterberg*,Superconductivity and spin–orbit coupling in non-centrosymmetric materials: a review, Rep. Prog. Phys. 80, 036501 (2017).

Z. F. Weng, M. Smidman, L. Jiao, Xin Lu* and H. Q. Yuan*, Multiple quantum phase transitions and superconductivity in Ce-based heavy fermions, Rep. Prog. Phys. 79 ,094503 (2016).

Z. F. Weng, J. L. Zhang, M. Smidman, T. Shang, J. Quintanilla, J. F. Annett, M. Nicklas, G. M. Pang, L. Jiao, W. B. Jiang, Y. Chen, F. Steglich, and H. Q. Yuan*, Two-Gap superconductivity in LaNiGa2 with nonunitary triplet pairing and even parity gap symmetry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 027001 (2016) (Editor’s Suggestions).

2.     G. M. Pang, M. Smidman, W. B. Jiang, J. K. Bao, Z. F. Weng, Y. F. Wang, L. Jiao, J. L. Zhang, G. H. Cao, and H. Q. Yuan*, Evidence for nodal superconductivity in quasi-one-dimensional K2Cr3As3, Phys. Rev. B 91(R), 220502 (2015). (selected as “highly citearticle” by ESI).

3.     L. Jiao, Y. Chen, Y. Kohama, D. Graf, E. D. Bauer, J. Singleton, J. X. Zhu, Z. F. Weng, G. M. Pang, T. Shang, J. L. Zhang, H. Lee, T. Park, M. Jaime, J. D. Thompson, F. Steglich, Q. Si, and H. Q. Yuan*, Fermi surface reconstruction and multiple quantum phase transitions in the antiferromagnet CeRhIn5, PNAS 112, 673-678 (2015).

4.     H. Q. Yuan*, J. Singleton, F. F. Balakirev, S. A. Baily, G. F. Chen, J. L. Luo, N. L. Wang, Nearly isotropic superconductivity in (Ba,K)Fe2As2, Nature 457, 565 (2009). (selected as “highly cited article” by ESI)

5.     H. Q. Yuan*, F. M. Grosche, M. Deppe, C. Geibel, G. Sparn, F. Steglich, Non-Fermi-liquid behavior in pressurized CeCu2(Si1-xGex)2 system: two critical points, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 047008 (2006).

6.     H. Q. Yuan*, D. F. Agterberg, N. Hayashi, P. Badica, D. Vandervelde, K. Togano, M. Sigrist, M. B. Salamon, S-wave/spin-triplet order in superconductors without inversion symmetry: Li2Pd3B and Li2Pt3B, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 017006 (2006). (selected as “highly cited article” by ESI)

7.     Tuson Park, F. Ronning, H. Q. Yuan, M. B. Salamon, R. Movshovich, J. L. Sarrao, & J. D. Thompson, Hidden Magnetism and Quantum Criticality in the Heavy Fermion Superconductor CeRhIn5, Nature 440, 65 (2006). (selected as “highly cited article” by ESI)

8.     H. Q. Yuan*, F. M. Grosche, M. Deppe, C.Geibel, G. Sparn and F. Steglich, Observation of Two Distinct Superconducting Phases in CeCu2Si2, Science 302, 2104 (2003).

F. M. Grosche, H. Q. Yuan, W. Carrillo-Cabrera, S. Paschen, C. Langhammer, F. Kromer, G. Sparn, M. Baenitz, Yu. Grin and F. Steglich, Superconductivity in the filled cage compounds Ba6Ge25 and Ba4Na2Ge25, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 247003 (2001).