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 390 refereed-journal papers. His works have been cited more than 15,500 times. His current H-index and i10 index are 62 and 270, 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

H.-Y. Xu and Y.-C. Lai, “Reverse Stark effect, anomalous optical transitions, and control of spin in topological insulator quantum dots,” Physical Review B 92, 195120, 1-6 (2015).

Y.-Z. Chen, Z.-G. Huang, H.-F. Zhang, D. Eisenberg, T. P. Seager, and Y.-C. Lai, “Extreme events in multilayer, interdependent complex networks and control,” Scientific Reports 5, 17277, 1-13 (2015).

R.-Q. Su, W.-X. Wang, X. Wang, and Y.-C. Lai, “Data based reconstruction of complex geospatial networks, nodal positioning, and detection of a hidden node,” Royal Society Open Science 3, 150577, 1-14 (2016).

L.-Z. Wang, R.-Q. Su, Z.-G. Huang, X. Wang, W.-X. Wang, C. Grebogi, and Y.-C. Lai, “A geometrical approach to control and controllability of nonlinear dynamical networks,” Nature Communications 7, 11323, 1-11 (2016).

L. Ying, D.-H. Huang, and Y.-C. Lai, “Multistability, chaos, and random signal generation in semiconductor superlattices,” Physical Review E 93, 062204, 1-9 (2016).