Research Highlights

Our Mission

At the Laboratory of Quantum Engineering and Quantum Metrology (LabQUEM), by engineering synthetic quantum systems, we aim to explore, understand and employ the mysterious quantum effects. Through focused and visionary research, we will deliver new insights into fundamental sciences and advance the development of practical technologies (in particular metrology and sensing technologies) across a range of disciplines.


  • 7 June - 9 June 2019, Conference  "Few-body Physics in Cold Atomic Gases" in Zhuhai, China [Conference page]
  • 29 July - 4 Aug 2018, Conference《第十二届冷原子物理青年学者学术讨论会》和卫星会议《冷原子物理博士生论坛》,珠海,中国 [会议页面]
  • 17 November 2017, School Seminar
    Speaker: Xiwen Guan (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China)
    Title: Interacting fermions on 1D lattice
  • 14 June 2017, School Seminar
    Speaker: Kelin Gao (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China)
    Title: Precision spectroscopy of trapped calcium ions
  • 13 June 2017, School Seminar
    Speaker: Su Yi (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
    Title:Heisenberg-scaled magnetometer with dipolar spin-1 condensates



  • Congratulations! Yongguan Ke (supervisor: Prof. C. Lee) and Shuyuan Wu (supervisor: Prof. C. Lee) have been awarded  the 2017 National Graduate Scholarships.
  • Congratulations! Dr. Jiahao Huang receives a grant under the Young Scientist Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • Congratulations! Dr. Jiahao Huang (supervisor: Prof. C. Lee) has been selected by the 2016 National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents of China.
  • The article, "Topological phase transitions and Thouless pumping of light in photonic waveguide arrays” [Laser Photon. Rev. 10, 995 (2016)] , has been selected as a Back Cover.[PDF]
  • The review paper, "Fermi gases in one dimension: From Bethe ansatz to experiments" [Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 1633 (2013)] [PDF], has become an ESI Highly Cited Paper. [PDF]
  • The article, "Analytical eigenstates for the quantum Rabi model" [J. Phys. A 46, 415302 (2013)], has been selected by the Editors for inclusion in the exclusive 'Hightlights of 2013' collection. [PDF]


Recent Publications

  • X. Qin, F. Mei, Y. Ke, L. Zhang, and C. Lee, Topological magnon bound-states in periodically modulated Heisenberg XXZ chains, Phys. Rev. B 96, 195134 (2017).[Online]
  • Y. Ke, X. Qin, Yu. S. Kivshar, and C. Lee, Multiparticle Wannier states and Thouless pumping of interacting bosons, Phys. Rev. A 95, 063630 (2017).[Online]
  • S. Wu, Y. Ke, J. Huang, and C. Lee, Kibble-Zurek scalings of continuous magnetic phase transitions in spin-1 spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensates, Phys. Rev. A 95, 063606 (2017).[Online]
  • C. Luo, J. Huang, X. Zhang, and C. Lee, Heisenberg-limited Sagnac Interferometer with Multi-particle States, Phys. Rev. A 95, 023608 (2017).[Online]
  • Y. Ke, X. Qin, F. Mei, H. Zhong, Y. S. Kivshar and C. Lee, Topological phase transitions and Thouless pumping of light in photonic waveguide arrays, Laser Photon. Rev. 10, 995 (2016). [Full-text PDF] [Online]
  •  F. Mei, Z. Xue, D. Zhang, L. Tian, C. Lee, and S. Zhu, Witnessing topological Weyl semimetal phase in a minimal circuit-QED lattice. Quantum. Sci. Technol 1, 015006 (2016). [Full-text PDF] [Online]
  • S. Wu, X. Qin, J. Xu, and C. Lee, Universal spatiotemporal dynamics of spontaneous superfluidity breakdown in the presence of synthetic gauge fields. Phys. Rev. A 94, 043606 (2016). [Full-text PDF] [Online]
  • H. Zhong, B. Zhu, X. Qin, J. Huang, Y. Ke, Z. Zhou, and C. Lee, Floquet modulation of PT symmetry in an atomic Bose-Josephson junction. Eur. Phys. J. D 70, 157 (2016). [Full-text PDF] [Online]
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