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Qichang Su

University Professor
  • PHY 388.Sec 001 Advanced Computational Physics
  • PHY 111.Sec 001 Physics For Science And Engineering II
  • PHY 111.Sec 002 Physics For Science And Engineering II
  • PHY 290.Sec 012 Research In Physics
  • Dr. Su is a theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physicist. His specialty involves the interaction of laser light with atoms. He has recently discovered atomic stabilization effects in a super-strong field regime. His research includes laser fusion diagnosis, harmonic light generation, electron-electron correlation, laser pulse propagation in media and relativistic quantum dynamics of atoms in external fields. Recently novel cycloatoms have been demonstrated in his lab under the radiation of combined laser and magnetic fields. Prof. Su is the co-director of the Intense Laser Physics Theory Unit at Illinois State, a research center that promotes scientific exchange and actively involves undergraduate researchers. He is a prolific scholar with frequently cited publications and numerous invited presentations and conference organization activities. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and Research Corporation. His research and teaching have been recognized with awards and feature articles.
  • Ph D - 1991
  • "Spatial Evolution of Quantum Mechanical States," N. Christensen, J. Unger, S. Pinto, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Annals of Physics 389 (2018) 239-249.
  • “Validity of One-Dimensional QED for a System with Spatial Symmetry ”, Q.Z. Lv, N.D. Christensen, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Physical Review A92, 052115 (2015).
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
  • 2012
  • University Professor
  • 2011