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




Jerry Clark

Ph.D. Student

Email: jerryhc@ostatemail.okstate.ed



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




Cosmo Bineger

Ph.D. 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)