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



Jared Austin

Ph.D. Student


Zihe Chen

Ph.D. Student




Zachary Shaw

Ph.D. Student



Tao Tang

Ph.D. Student


Lichao Zhao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor




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




Jessica Shipman

Undergraduate Student




Martin Yang

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)