Liu Lab




Principal Investigator






Prof. Yingmei Liu



06/2015 - Present,    Associate Professor

08/2009 – 06/2015,  Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University


Professional Preparations:

09/2007 – 08/2009    

Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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


09/2004 - 08/2007    

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms

Advisor: Wolfgang Ketterle (2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics)


08/1999 – 08/2004    Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh

09/1992 – 07/1999    B.S. and M.S. in Physics, JiLin University


Selected Awards:

NSF CAREER Award (2014)

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



Current Members


Lichao Zhao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Email: sirius dot zhao at okstate dot edu


Tao Tang

Ph.D. Student

Email: taot at okstate dot edu


Lichao, Jie, Micah, and Zihe stand in front of our three-dimensional optical lattice setup



Zihe Chen

Ph.D. Student

Email: Zihe at okstate dot edu



Tristen Lee

Undergraduate Student


Mickie Eikenberry

Undergraduate Student



Jessica Shipman

Undergraduate Student








Former Students


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)