Yilong Han obtained his B.S. degree in 1998 from the Peking University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in 2003 from The University of Chicago, Ill, USA. He did his Postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2004–2007). He is occupying the post of Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2007 till now. Dr. Han’s research interest is in experimental soft matter physics. His research group used colloids as model systems to study some basic questions including nucleation, melting, freezing, defects in crystals, solid-solid transition, glass transition, geometrical frustration, configurational temperature, Brownian motion, colloidal pattern formation in electric fields, and convection in water electrolysis. He also worked on theoretical statistical physics. As his most representative work, Dr. Han proposed to use complex-network analysis to study phase spaces of some models with discrete degrees of freedom.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012