Tongcang Li

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Tongcang Li is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, and he did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2011 to 2014. His current research interests include levitated optomechanics, quantum information science, and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Li was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. Li and colleagues’ recent work on GHz rotation of an optically levitated nanoparticle was included in Physics’ “Highlights of the Year” of 2018.


Nanoparticles Get Cool by Light Scattering

Researchers performed 3D cavity cooling of levitated nanoparticles, reaching record low temperatures by utilizing light that scatters off the particles. Read More »