Professor Xue Qi-Kun

Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Vice-President (Research) at the Tsinghua University, Beijing

Director of the State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Beijing

Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recipient of the TWAS Prize in Physics

Professor Xue Qi-Kun

Contact Information

Email: qkxue@tsinghua.edu.cn
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Topological insulators
  • Interface-induced high temperature superconductivity
  • Surface science
Prof. Qi-Kun Xue received his BSc in Shan-Dong University in 1984, and PhD degree in condensed matter physics from Institute of Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he worked at Tohoku University, Japan and Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, USA. He became a professor at Institute of Physics, CAS in 1999. He was elected into The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAE) in 2005. Since 2005, he has been a professor in Department of Physics, Tsinghua University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the Chair of Department of Physics and the Dean of School of Sciences. He became the Vice President for Research in May 2013, Tsinghua University. He won the TWAS Prize in Physics in 2010.

His research interests include scanning tunneling microcopy/spectroscopy, molecular beam epitaxy, low-dimensional and interface-related superconductivity, topological insulators, and quantum size effects in various low-dimensional structures. He has authored/coauthoredmore than 400 papers (5 in Science, 11 in Nature associated journals, and 36 in Phys. Rev. Lett.) with a citation of more than 10,000 times. He has presented more than 100 invited/keynote/plenary talks at international meetings/conferences, such as American Physical Society March Meeting (1996, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014). Currently, he is the Editors-in-Chief for Nano Research and Surface Review & Letters, and on the Editorial Board of Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Surface Science Reports and AIP Advance.

Education

  • Sep 1990 - Jul 1994 :  Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ph.D in physics.
  • Sep 1987 - Jul 1990 :  Institute of Physics, CAS, M.S. in physics.
  • ​​​​​​​Sep 1980 - Jul 1984 :  Department of Optics, Shandong University, B.S. in laser physics.

Employment

  • May 2013 - present :  Vice President for Research, Tsinghua University.
  • Mar 2013 - Mar 2014 :  Dean, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Tsinghua University.
  • Mar 2013 - May 2013 :  Assistant to President, Tsinghua University.
  • Jun 2011 - present :  Director, State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics.
  • Aug 2010 - Dec 2013 :  Chair, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University.
  • Aug 2010 - Jun 2013 :  Dean, School of Sciences, Tsinghua University.
  • May 2005 - present :  Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University.
  • Sep 1999 - Dec 2005 :  Director, State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS.
  • Aug 1999 - Jul 2007 :  Professor, Head of Group SF04, State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS.
  • Jun 1996 - May 1997 :  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, North Carolina State University.
  • Sep 1994 - Aug 1999 :  Research Associate, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.
  • Jun 1992 - Jun 1994 :  Visiting Student, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.

Honors

  • 2016 :  Future Science Prize-Physical Science Prize.
  • 2014 :  Asian Union of Magnetics Societies Award.
  • 2014 :  HLHL Achievement Award in Science and Technology.
  • 2014 :  Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award.
  • 2013 :  Distinguished Talent of 10000 Talents (Wanren) Program.
  • 2012 :  Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Mathematic and Physical Sciences.
  • 2011 :  National Natural Science Award (Second-class) of China.
  • 2011 :  Qiu Shi Award Outstanding Scienti c Research Team Award.
  • 2010 :  TWAS Physics prize.
  • 2006 :  HLHL Advancement Award in Science and Technology.
  • 2005 :  Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2005 :  Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor, Ministry of Education.
  • 2005 :  Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and Technology, CAS.
  • 2004 :  National Natural Science Award (Second-class) of China.
  • 2004 :  Young Scientist Prize, the Chinese Association of Science and Technology.
  • 1998 :  100 Talents Program, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 1997 :  Young Scientist Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • 1994 :  President Prize for Excellent PhD Students, CAS.

Personal Activities

  • 2016 - present :  Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • 2016 - present :  Executive vice director, Science and Technology Committee of Ministry of Education.
  • 2014 - present :  Associate editor, National Science Review.
  • 2014 - 2017 :  Advisory board member, Chinese Science Bulletin.
  • 2013 - present :  Editorial board member, Surface Science Reports.
  • 2010 :  Chair, the 15th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces.
  • 2010 :  Co-chair, the 18th International Vacuum Congress.
  • 2010 - present :  Chair, Surface and Interface Committee of Chinese Physical Society (CPS).
  • 2010 - present :  Academic editor, AIP Advances.
  • 2010 - present :  Editorial board member, Physical Review B.
  • 2010 - present :  Editorial board member, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics.
  • 2010 - present :  Member, Science and Technology Commission of Ministry of Education.
  • 2008 - present :  Member, Council of NSFC.
  • 2008 - present :  Chief editor, Surface Review & Letter.
  • 2008 - 2014 :  Chief editor, Nano Research.
  • 2007 - present :  Associate editor, the European Physical Journal of Applied Physics.
  • 2007 :  Fellow, CPS.
  • 2007 - present :  Director, the Academic Exchange Committee of CPS.
  • 2007 - present :  Director, the Academic Committee of State Key Laboratory of Applied Surface Physics, Fudan University.
  • 2007 - present :  Director, the Academic Committee of State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2006 - present :  Director, the Academic Committee of State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2005 - 2011 :  Editorial board member, Surface Science.
  • 2005 - present :  Editorial board member, Journal of Physics D.
  • 2004 - 2010 :  Editorial board member, Nanotechnology.
  • 2004 - 2009 :  Deputy chair, Surface and Interface Committee of CPS.