Ying-Cheng LaiYing-Cheng Lai

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Research interests: Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Ying-Cheng Lai joined the ASU faculty in 1999. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of physics and mathematics at the University of Kansas. He has authored or co-authored around 370 refereed-journal papers. His works have been cited more than 13,500 times. His current H-index and i10 index are 59 and 250, respectively, according to Google Scholar. In the past five years he gave about 50 invited talks worldwide.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., physics, University of Maryland, 1992
M.S., physics, University of Maryland, 1989
M.S., optical engineering, Zhejiang University, 1985

Recognition and awards
Outstanding Referee Award, American Physical Society (2008)
NSF ITR Award (2003)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999)
AFOSR/White House Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1997)
NSF Faculty Early Career Award (1997)
Undergraduate Teaching Award in Physics, University of Kansas (1998)
Institute for Plasma Research Fellowship, University of Maryland at College Park (1992)
Ralph D. Myers Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Maryland at College Park (1988)

Selected publications

G.-L. Wang, L. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, and C. Grebogi, “Nonlinear dynamics and quantum entanglement in optomechanical systems,” Physical Review Letters 112, 110406, 1-6 (2014).

Z.-S. Shen, W.-X. Wang, Y. Fan, Z.-R. Di, and Y.-C. Lai, “Reconstructing propagation networks with natural diversity and identifying hidden source,” Nature Communications 5, 4323, 1-10 (2014).

Y.-C. Lai, “Controlling complex, nonlinear dynamical networks,” National Science Review 1, 339-341 (2014).

Ying, G.-L. Wang, L. Huang, and Y.-C. Lai, “Quantum chaotic tunneling in graphene systems with electron-electron interactions,” Physical Review B 90, 224301, 1-14 (2014).

H.-Y. Xu, L. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, and C. Grebogi, “Superpersistent currents and whispering gallery modes in relativistic quantum chaotic systems,” Scientific Reports 5, 8963, 1-8 (2015).