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Dr. Qimin Yan

Dr. Qimin Yan is an Associate Professor of Physics at Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials from UC Santa Barbara in 2012. From 2013 to 2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley. From 2016 to 2022, he worked in the Department of Physics at Temple University as an Assistant Professor. He joined Northeastern University as an Associate Professor in July 2022. His current research interests include physical-principle-enhanced machine learning and data-driven discovery of solid-state quantum materials, quantum defects for quantum computing and information technologies, and functional semiconductors for energy conversion. He received the DOE Early Career Award in 2019 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2022.



Graduate Student


Postdoctoral Researcher​

Associate Research Scientist

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Jeng-Yuan Tsai

Postdoc Researcher (2022 - )

Jeng-Yuan's research interests include quantum defect design in two-dimensional material systems, materials database creation and data management, and data-driven materials discovery and design.

Weiyi Gong

PhD student (2019 - )

Weiyi's current research is focused on the incorporation of physical principles in deep machine learning architectures for both molecules and solid-state material systems.

Anoj Aryal 

PhD student (2020 - )

Anoj's research interests include quantum photonic systems and 2D heterojunction-based quantum and energy materials.

Alex Heilman

PhD student (2021 - )

Alex's research interests include the development of quantum algorithms for quantum computing and quantum machine learning.

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Yubo Qi

Associate Research Scientist (2022 - )

Yubo's research interests include multi-functionality in complex oxide systems, machine learning for solid-state materials, and quantum materials design in general.

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Huta Banjade

PhD Student (2016 - 2019)

Senior Research Scientist at Badger Meter

Jinbo Pan


Postdoc Researcher (2016 - 2019)

Associate Professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science


Yan-Fang Zhang

Visiting Scholar (2016 - 2019)

Postdoc Researcher at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

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Liping Yu

Research Assistant Professor (2016 - 2018)

Assistant Professor at the University of Maine

Yu Wang

Undergraduate Student (Chemistry) (2017 - 2020)

PhD student at Princeton University

Lifu Zhang

Visiting PhD Student (2019 - 2020)

PhD student at Nankai University, China

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Debajit Chakroborty

Postdoc Researcher (2021)

Andy Philips

Undergraduate student (2021 - 2022)

Yijun Tong

Visiting Master Student (MSE, UPenn) (2018 - 2019)

PhD student at University of Washington

Brendan Magdamo

Undergraduate Student (Computer Science) (2020 - 2021)

Data scientist in industry.

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