Liu Lab




Principal Investigator






Prof. Yingmei Liu



2019 - Present, Noble Foundation Endowed Chair

2015 - Present,   Associate Professor

2009 – 2015,  Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University


Professional Preparations:

2007 – 2009    

Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Advisors: Paul Lett & William Phillips (1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics)


2004 - 2007    

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms

Advisor: Wolfgang Ketterle (2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics)


1999 - 2004    Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Advisor: David Snoke


Selected Awards:

NSF CAREER Award (2014)

Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award, ORAU (2010)


Current Members



Jared Austin

Ph.D. Student


Zihe Chen

Ph.D. Student




Zachary Shaw

Ph.D. Student




Lichao Zhao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor


Lichao, Zihe, Jared, and Zachary stand in front of our three-dimensional optical lattice setup





Brandan Cannon

Undergraduate Student


Ethan Barry

Undergraduate Student



Perry Hurd

Undergraduate Student


Former Students


Tao Tang (Ph.D., 12/2018)

Jie Jiang (Ph.D., 12/2015)

Lichao Zhao (Ph.D., 12/2015)

Zongkai Tian (M.S., 12/2012)

Micah Webb (Undergraduate Student, Niblack Scholar, 2012-2013, 2013-2014)

Jared Austin (Undergraduate Student, Niblack Scholar, 2011-2012)

Alex Behlen (Undergraduate Student)