EXCO Members

(Term2: 1 Jan 2023- 31 Dec 2024)
Name Position Institute Email
Hiroyuki Nojiri Chair Tohoku University, Sendai
Kwang-Yong Choi Vice-Chair Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul
Hai-Hu Wen Vice-Chair Nanjing University, Nanjing
Shriganesh Prabhu Secretary-General Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Kee Hoon Kim Website Master Seoul National University, Seoul
Kirrily Rule Editor ANSTO, Sydney
S. M. Yusuf Editor Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Li Lu Auditor The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Toru Sakai Auditor University of Hyogo, Kobe
Tse-Ming Chen Program Committee National Cheng Kung University, Tainan
Yuan-Ron Ma AC2MP2023 Organizer National Dong Hwa University, Hualien

Program Committee (Term2: 1 Jan 2023- 31 Dec 2024)
Name Institute Email
Tse-Ming Chen National Cheng Kung University
Myung-Joon Han KAIST
Yuko Hosokoshi Osaka Metropolitan University
Anil Jain Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Ying-Jer Kao National Taiwan Univ.
Keun Su Kim Yonsei University
Tulika Maitra Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Kirrily Rule ANSTO, Sydney
Masashi Tokunaga ISSP, University of Tokyo
Lei Wang Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shuyun Zhou Tsinghua University

Brief Bio of EXCO Members

Prof. Hiroyuki Nojiri, 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.” He is also working as a coordinator of the Global Institute for Materials Tohoku Program as the director of the International Collaboration Center to develop the international research collaboration in condensed matter physics and materials science.

Prof. Kwang-Yong Choi, Vice-Chair of DCMP

Dr. Kwang-Yong Choi is a 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.

Prof. Hai-Hu Wen, Vice-Chair of DCMP

Dr. Hai-Hu Wen is a senior professor of physics in Nanjing University, China; Yangtze River Scholarship Professor; Winner of the Outstanding Youth Foundation of China; American Physical Society Fellow, Director of Center for Superconducting Physics and Materials of Nanjing university.
Dr. Wen is serving as the director of the center for fundamental research on superconductivity in Nanjing University. He supervises the group for exploration of new superconducting materials, investigates non-Fermi liquid behavior, unconventional pairing mechanism of cuprates, and iron pnictide superconductors, mixed state properties, etc. He has published more than 450 scientific papers in internationally recognized journals, received over 11000 citations, and h-index 59. Dr. Wen has also delivered more than 100 speeches or invited talks (including 10+ times plenary talks) at international conferences. He is an editor member or associate editor of several international recognized journals, including npj-Quantum Materials, Physica C (Elsevier), Chinese Physics Letters, Science China-PMA, Philosophical Magazine (UK), etc.

Prof. Shriganesh S. Prabhu, Secretary-General

Dr. S. S. Prabhu is Professor of Physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) with extensive expertise in Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and metamaterials. He earned his Ph.D. degree from TIFR after obtaining bachelor's and master's degrees in Physics from the University of Mumbai and Pune University, respectively. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Prabhu worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Emory University, USA.Dr. Prabhu's research interests include ultrafast carrier dynamics, developing THz technology, THz optical components, THz-waveguide-based sensors, and THz source-detector devices using plasmonic antenna designs. He has authored more than 81+ papers and numerous articles on THz technology in international journals and magazines. His current research covers topics such as terahertz metamaterials, optical metamaterials, and near field THz microscopy.

Prof. Kee Hoon Kim, Website Master

Prof. Kee Hoon Kim is a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Seoul National University since 2003. In 1998, he earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Seoul National University. Before joining to SNU, he did postdoctoral research at Rutgers University, and National High Magnetic Field Lab, USA. He is an elected fellow of American Physical Society (2017). Prof. Kim has worked on the condensed matter experiment, questioning how a quantum phase transition of a correlated electronic system with strong spin-orbit-lattice coupling can influence the phase diagram and emergent phases created in the vicinity of the quantum critical point. He has used often used high magnetic fields as a quantum variable to uncover multiple phases in heavy fermion compounds, URu2Si2 and related U(Ru,Rh)2Si2, providing deeper insight on the origin of the hidden order in the compound. His research then has focused on material discoveries and understanding the underlying physics thereof, in the field of multiferroics (record high magnetoelectric coupling), transparent high mobility oxides (La,Ba)SnO3 system for device applications, and iron based superconductors (e.g. (Na,Li)FeAs system). He has recently developed high pressure techniques to study pressure-induced quantum phase transitions of topology, charge density wave, magnetic and nematic orders, and their relationship with the conventional/unconventional superconductivity in 2 D chalcogenides materials.

Prof. Kirrily Rule, Editor of the newsletter

Kirrily is a principal instrument scientist at ANSTO, co-responsible for the thermal triple axis spectrometer Taipan. Kirrily completed her PhD at Monash university in 2004 and joined McMaster University in Canada for a postdoc before taking up a neutron instrument scientist position at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Kirrily also holds an adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Wollongong and is also the National Honorary Secretary of the Australian Institute of Physics, a role which she has held for the last 6 years. More recently, Kirrily has chaired the Condensed Matter and Materials group within Australia since 2021 and now joins the Exco team for DCMP in 2023.
Kirrily’s main scientific focus is to measure dynamics in materials using inelastic neutron scattering techniques. Her main research interests are focused on novel and low dimensional magnetic materials – understanding how the magnetic ions interact with each other and developing models to understand their behaviour. Kirrily is the recipient of numerous Australian Research Council (ARC) grants and is a Partner Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence, FLEET.

Prof. S. M. Yusuf, Editor of the newsletter

Dr. S M Yusuf currently serves as the Director of Physics Group at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, and a senior Professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute, India. He also served as the Director of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India. He is an elected fellow of Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Sciences, India. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, and a visiting scientist at the Institute of Materials Science, Spain.
Dr. Yusuf has expertized in magnetism and neutron scattering and worked significantly in the area of 1-D and 2-D magnetism driven by quantum fluctuations, phenomenon of magnetization reversal, magnetic proximity effect, high magnetocaloric effect, colossal magnetoresistance effect, coexistence of magnetic phases, etc. Presently, he serves as (i) Vice-President and Board member of Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association, (ii) President of Indian Physics Association, (iii) Vice-President, Materials Research Society of India, and (iv) INSA nominated member of the National Committee for IUCr. He also served as (i) Vice Chair, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, Association of Asia Pacific Physical Society, (ii) President, Neutron Scattering Society of India, (iii) Vice-President of Indian Physics Association, (iv) Vice President, Indian Crystallographic Association, (v) Member of Neutron Science Review Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA for eight years during 2013 – 2021. He was the recipient of U.S. Depart. of Energy Fellowship, and Spanish Ministry of Science & Education Fellowship.

Prof. Li Lu, Auditor

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.Toru Sakai, Auditor

I am currently a professor at Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo. I am also a guest member of 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 did postdoctoral research at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and ILL at Grenoble, and worked as an associate professor at Tohoku University.
I have been working on strongly correlated electron systems and frutrated magnetism. My group specializes in using large-scale numerical diagonalization of the frustrated quantum spin systems, using supercomputers like Fugaku at Kobe.

Prof. Tse-Ming Chen, Program Committee

Tse-Ming Chen is a Professor in Physics and also serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Quantum Frontiers of Research & Technology (QFort) at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, where he joined the faculty in 2010. Tse-Ming received his BS and MS degrees from National Taiwan University in Taiwan and PhD from Cambridge University in UK, all in physics.
His research interests cover a wide range of mesoscopic physics, spintronics, quantum electronics, and quantum computing. His expertise includes design, nanofabrication, and precision low-temperature (down to 10 mK) electrical measurements of quantum devices based on such diverse materials as semiconductor, superconductor, graphene, van der Waals layered materials, and complex oxides. Tse-Ming is a receipt of NSTC Outstanding Research Award (2023 & 2019), Kwoh-Ting Li Honorary Scholar Award (2022), MOST Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (2016), Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators (2016), Innovation Award for Junior Research Investigators from the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (2016), etc.

Prof. Yuan-Ron Ma, AC2MP2023 Organizer

Dr. Yuan-Ron Ma obtained his PhD degree from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 1998. He is currently serving as the Vice President and Dean for the Office of International Affairs, as well as the Acting Dean for the College of Science & Engineering, and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics at National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan. Additionally, he serves as an editor or on the editorial board for various journals, including the Chinese Journal of Physics (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Sensors (MDPI), and Nanomaterials (MDPI).
Prof. Ma's research interests lie in the fields of nanoscience, nanotechnology, and quantum technology. His current research work focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of various 1D metal-oxide nanostructures, 2D ferromagnetic layered materials, spintronics, valleytronics, magnoics, and quantum computers.