About the Department

The mission of the Department of Physics is captured by the triangle of teaching, research and innovation.

Physics is the science that deals at the most fundamental level with matter and energy, their interactions, and their transformation. It presents major challenges to the human mind and provides the foundation for engineering and other sciences. By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, it is the ultimate purpose of the physics faculty to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world, and to impart it to the students as a driving motivation for learning.

At a Glance
as of Sep 2020
Faculty Members
36
Undergraduate Students
166
Postgraduate Students
167
Undergraduate Programs
Postgraduate Programs

Department Administration
Penger TONG
Head and Chair Professor
penger@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7506
Jiannong WANG
Associate Head and Professor
phjwang@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7497
Bradley Alan FOREMAN
UG Programs Coordinator
phbaf@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7527
Jensen Tsan Hang LI
PG Programs Coordinator
jensenli@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7471
Research Interests
  • Cold atoms, quantum optics and quantum information
  • Condensed matter physics
    • Condensed matter experiments and advanced materials
    • Condensed matter theory, statistical and computational physics
  • Particle physics and cosmology
  • Soft matter and biophysics
  • Wave functional materials and physics