Chunlei Qu (cqu5)

Chunlei Qu

Assistant Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Physics


  • PhD (2015) The University of Texas at Dallas (Physics)


Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics
Topological Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Information Science

Institutional Service

  • SES Graduate Studies Committee Member
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • SES Master's Task Force Member

Professional Service

  • Scientific Reports Referee
  • European Physical Journal D Referee
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Referee
  • Physics Letters A Referee


01/2020 - present: Stevens Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Physics

08/2017 - 12/2019: JILA, University of Colorado Boulder
Research Associate

09/2015 - 07/2017: BEC Center, University of Trento, Italy
Postdoctoral Researcher

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society Member
  • APS – American Physical Society Member

Selected Publications

Quantum transport in a multi-path graphene Aharonov-Bohm interferometer
C. I. Osuala, Z. Tang, S. Strauf, E. H. Yang, C. Qu, arXiv: 2309.06412

Scissors Modes of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Synthetic Magnetic Field
C. Qu, C.-H. Li, Y. P. Chen, S. Stringari, arXiv: 2309.02627

Observation of Aharonov-Bohm Conductance Oscillations in CVD-grown Graphene Rings at 4K
Z. Tang, S. Chen, C. Osuala, A. S. Sakar, G. Hader, A. Cummings, S. Strauf, C. Qu, E. H. Yang, (2023)

Observation of distinct phase transitions in a nonlinear optical Ising machine
S. Kumar, Z. Li, T. Bu, C. Qu, Y. Huang, Communications Physics 6, 31 (2023)

Synthetic Spin-Orbit-Coupling in Ultracold Atomic Gases and Topological Superfluids
C. Qu, book chapter published In Progress in Nanoscale and Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices: Properties, Synthesis, Characterization, Modelling and Applications. 144, 345-362, Springer (2022)

Freezing and thawing of entanglement in lossless multiparty systems
X.-F. Qian, C. Qu, J. H. Eberly, arXiv: 2111.09752

Spin squeezing with short-range spin-exchange interactions
M. Perlin, C. Qu, A. M. Rey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 223401 (2020)

Angular Momentum of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Synthetic Rotational Field
C. Qu, S. Stringari, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 183202 (2018)

Valley-selective topological ordered states in irradiated bilayer graphene
C. Qu, C. Zhang, F. Zhang, 2D Materials 5, 011005 (2018)

Magnetic solitons in a binary Bose-Einstein condensate
C. Qu, L. P. Pitaevskii, S. Stringari, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 160402 (2016)

Topological superfluids with finite-momentum pairing and Majorana fermions
C. Qu, Z. Zheng, M. Gong, Y. Xu, L. Mao, X. Zou, G. Guo, C. Zhang, Nature Communications 4, 2710 (2013)

Observation of Zitterbewegung in a spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensate
C. Qu, C. Hamner, M. Gong, C. Zhang, P. Engels, Phys. Rev. A 88, 021604(R) (2013)


PEP 187 Seminar in Physics [23F]
PEP 501 Fundamentals of Atomic Physics [21F]
PEP 542 Electromagnetism [20S, 21S, 22S]
PEP 543 Introduction to Quantum Engineering [23F]
PEP 643 Electricity & Magnetism I [20F, 22F, 23F]
PEP 644 Electricity & Magnetism II [21S, 23S]