Ching-Kit (Chris) Chan

Ching-Kit (Chris) Chan
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Condensed Matter Theory

Office: Knudsen 6-117
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of California San Diego, 2012
  • M.Phil. in Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2005
Positions Held: 
  • 2016-present: Assistant adjunct professor, UCLA
  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, ITAMP and Harvard University
Research Interest: 

My research interests lie in the interface between quantum condensed matter physics and nonequilibrium phenomena. Examples of recent research directions include: (1) Emergent topological phases in interacting light-matter systems, (2) Quantum transport and optical properties in new topological materials, and (3) Dynamical phase transitions in driven and dissipative many-body systems. I am also interested in applying and connecting concepts and ideas from condensed matter physics to the research areas of quantum optics, atomic physics and quantum information processing.


Selected Publications: 

C.-K. Chan, Y.-T. Oh, J. H. Han, and P. A. Lee. Type-II Weyl cone transitions in driven semimetals. Phys. Rev. B 94, 121106(R) (2016).

C.-K. Chan, P. A. Lee, K. S. Burch, J. H. Han, and Y. Ran. When chiral photons meet chiral fermions: Photoinduced anomalous Hall effects in Weyl semimetals. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 026805 (2016).

F. Mahmood, C.-K. Chan, Z. Alpichshev, D. Gardner, Y. Lee, P. A. Lee, and N. Gedik. Selective scattering between Floquet-Bloch and Volkov states in a topological insulator. Nature Physics 12, 306 (2016).

C.-K. Chan, T. E. Lee, and S. Gopalakrishnan. Limit cycle phase in driven-dissipative spin systems. Phys. Rev. A 91, 051601(R) (2015).

T. E. Lee and C.-K. Chan. Heralded magnetism in non-Hermitian atomic systems. Phys. Rev. X 4, 041001 (2014).

C.-K. Chan and L. J. Sham. Robust distant-entanglement generation using coherent multiphoton scattering. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070501 (2013).

The full list can be found here.