EXCO Members

(Term 1: Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)
Name Position Institute Email
Je-Geun Park Chair Seoul National University, Seoul
Hiroyuki Nojiri Vice-Chair Tohoku University, Sendai
S. M. Yusuf Vice-Chair Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Kwang-Yong Choi Secretary-General Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul
Ya-Ping Chiu Member of Exco National Taiwan University, Taipei
Li Lu Member of Exco The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Vandana Nanal Member of Exco Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Toru Sakai Member of Exco University of Hyogo, Kamigori
Hai-Hu Wen Auditor Nanjing University, Nanjing
Feng-Chuan Chuang Associate Auditor National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung

Program Committee (Term: 1 Jan 2021 -31 Dec 2022)
Name Institute Email
D. Feng Univ. of Science and Technology of China
A. V. Gopal Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Y. J. Kao National Taiwan Univ.
Y. Matsuda ISSP, Univ. Tokyo
S. Narasimhan Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
C.-H. Yang KAIST
S. Zhou Tsinghua University

Brief Bio of EXCO Members

Prof. Je-Geun Park Chair of DCMP

Prof. Je-Geun Park is currently a professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Seoul National University. He got my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Seoul National University in 1988 and 1990, respectively, before earning a Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, in 1993. He has since been working on strongly correlated electron systems and, more specifically, magnetism. His group specializes in using neutron and x-ray to probe the structure and dynamics of spin and lattice. More recently, he has pioneered a new field of magnetic van der Waals materials: which is known as vdW magnet and fast becoming a major vehicle for two-dimensional magnetism.

Prof. Hiroyuki Nojiri Vice-Chair of DCMP

Prof. Hiroyuki Nojiri is a professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. He graduated Kyoto University in 1984 and got Dr degree in Physics from Osaka University in 1993. He has been working in magnetism and wide range of sciences related to high magnetic fields. He is an expert of THz ESR and neturon and X-ray scatterings in hign magnetic fields and is collaborating with many oversea researchers with his “flying magnet”.

Prof. S M Yusuf Vice-Chair of DCMP

Prof. S M Yusuf, D. Sc (Hon.) is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Sciences, India, and currently he is the Associate Director, Physics Group of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)-Mumbai, and Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. He is also a Senior Professor in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), and Dean Students’ affair, HBNI-BARC. He obtained his Ph D from University of Mumbai, India, and he was a post-doctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, and a visiting scientist at the Institute of Materials Science, Spain. He has expertise on advanced magnetic materials and neutron scattering. He has worked in the area of low dimensional magnetism, quantum magnetism, the phenomena of magnetization reversal and magnetic proximity effects, and molecular magnetism. He has executed collaborative research using the neutron scattering facilities at ILL-France, LLB-France, PSI-Switzerland, HMI-Germany, ANL-USA, and ISIS-UK. Besides, he has collaborated with the Kyoto Univ.-Japan, and The Catholic University of Korea. Presently, he serves as Vice-President of Materials Research Society of India, President of Neutron Scattering Society of India, Executive Committee member of Magnetics Society of India, Board member of The Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association, and Indian Correspondent in Neutron News. He also served as the Vice-President of Indian Physics Association, and Vice President of Indian Crystallographic Association.

Prof. Kwang-Yong Choi Secretary-General of DCMP

Dr. Kwang-Yong Choi is a full Professor of Physics at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). In 2004, he earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Aachen Technical University, Germany. Before coming to SKKU, he did postdoctoral research at IMR, Tohoku University, and National High Magnetic Field Lab, USA, and worked as a Professor at Chung-Ang University. Prof. Choi was a recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship in 2008 and serves as editorial boards of Crystals.
Prof. Choi's current research interests include Majorana fermions, quantum magnets, topological materials, and strongly correlated systems. By combining material design and state-of-art spectroscopies, he seeks to expand our understanding of quantum systems towards future technology as well as to braid Majorana anyons in Kitaev quantum magnets.

Professor Ya-Ping Chiu EXCO Member

Ya-Ping Chiu is a full professor at the Department of Physics in National Taiwan University, and an adjoint professor at the Institute of Physics of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Her research interests mainly focus on surface science, interface science, nanoscience by using cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (XSTM/S). The capability of XSTM/S in her works is applied to explore the interface property in novel heterostructures. For example, the spatially resolved XSTM/S has been improved to atomic scale at the oxide interfaces to identify a delicate interplay of different correlated physical effects at the interfaces. In addition, the atomically resolved XSTM technique combined with light illumination has also been demonstrated light-induced photoresponse at the heterointerfaces and photo-driven dipoles reordering on the key to the carrier separation in metalorganic halide perovskites. This research direction highlights the potential exploration of a direct atomically resolved access to electronic interface states for understanding the intriguing interface properties at heterointerfaces or interlayer coupling between adjacent layers in materials.

Dr. Li Lu EXCO Member

Dr. Li Lu is a researcher in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP, CAS). He obtained a B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from IOP in 1992. He was a visiting scientist at UC Berkeley during 1992-1995, and became a full professor of IOP in 1996. Dr. Li Lu is an experimentalist specialized in electron transport in low-dimensional materials and mesoscopic devices. He ever developed a 3 omega method for measuring the specific heat and thermal conductivity of nanowires, and jointly discovered the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a Chern insulator. His current research interest is on topological quantum states and devices at ultralow temperatures. Dr. Li Lu was the founding director of the Laboratory for Physics under Extreme Conditions, IOP during 2000-2005, the director of the Laboratory of Solid-state Quantum Information & Computation, IOP during 2009-2017, the deputy director general of IOP during 2006-2012, and the founding director of the IOP Huairou campus with Synergetic Extreme Conditions User Facility since 2020.

Prof. Vandana Nanal EXCO Member

I am currently a professor at the Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai (India) and a General Secretary of Indian Physics Association. I got my Ph.D. from TIFR in 1994 and my thesis work was focused on measurement of compound nuclear lifetimes using crystal blocking technique. My research interests cover a broad spectrum ranging from nuclear physics, accelerator physics to interdisciplinary areas with a particular emphasis on development of detectors and associated instrumentation. I am presently working on development of cryogenic tin bolometer for search of neutrinoless double beta decay. We have indigenously developed neutron transmutation doped Germanium sensors for mK thermometry.

Prof. Toru Sakai EXCO Member

I am currently a professor at Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo. I am also a group leader at Condensed Matter Theory Group, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) at SPring-8. I got my B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D from University of Tokyo in 1987, 1989 and 1992, respectively. I have been working on strongly correlated electron systems and frustrated magnetism. My group specializes in using large-scale numerical diagonalization of the frustrated quantum spin systems, using supercomputers like Fugaku.

Professor Hai-Hu Wen Auditor of DCMP

Professor of physics in Nanjing University, Yangtze River Scholarship Professor, American Physical Society Fellow, Director of Center for Superconducting Physics and Materials of Nanjing university.
Working field: Fundamental research on superconductivity, exploration of new superconducting materials, investigation on non-Fermi liquid behavior, unconventional pairing mechanism of cuprates and iron pnictide superconductors, vortex dynamics, mixed state properties, critical fluctuation, etc. Published more than 400 scientific papers in internationally recognized and peer reviewed journals, received over 10000 citations, h-index 53. Delivered more than 100 speeches or invited talks at international conferences.

Prof. Feng-Chuan Chuang Associate Auditor of DCMP

Prof. Feng-Chuan Chuang graduated from National Taiwan Normal University with a B.S. in Physics in 1997. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics at Iowa State University in 2003 and 2005, respectively.
He is a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-sen University. Prof. Chuang was given the National Sun Yat-sen University Young Scholar Award in 2010 and again given the University Outstanding Research Award 2016. He served as the chairman of the Physics department from 2014/8~2016/7 and hosted the 2016 annual meeting of the Physical Society of Taiwan. He received the Excellent Young Scholar Research Grant of the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2018. He is also a center scientist at National Center for Theoretical Science
His research interests include condensed matter physics, computational materials physics, surface science, first-principles calculation, quantum spin Hall effect, topological materials, and genetic algorithm.