Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Cheng-Chien Chen joined UAB Physics as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Dr. Chen received his B.S. in Physics from the National Tsing Hua University in 2004 and Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 2011. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2011-2012) and an Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory (2012-2015). Dr. Chen is currently an NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4 Research Fellow and an LRAC Awardee to use the NSF-funded Frontera Supercomputer. He also serves as a Member-at-Large for the APS Physics Topical Group on Data Science (2019-2021).
  • Research Overview

  • Dr. Chen's research topics concern computational x-ray sciences and condensed matter physics. His group uses quantum many-body theories, first-principles calculations, and machine learning simulations to study novel quantum and functional materials, such as quantum magnets, unconventional superconductors, topological states of matter, and superhard materials. He is currently the PI for an NSF grant titled "RII Track-4: Big Data and Massive Computation Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Correlated Materials" (award No. OIA-1738698) and a Co-PI for an NSF grant titled "Shear Strength and Phase Transformations in Transition Metals and Their Diborides Under Terapascal Pressures" (award No. DMR-1904164).
  • Teaching Overview

  • After joining UAB in 2016, Dr. Chen has taught various undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, such as General Physics, Classical Mechanics, and Quantum Mechanics. He also has actively developed new courses, including "Computational Solid State Physics" and "Machine Learning Applications in Physics and Materials Science."
  • Teaching Activities

  • PH221 - General Physics I (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH518 - Computational Solid State Phys (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH492 - Advanced Physics Lab II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH671 - Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH771 - Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH492 - Advanced Physics Lab II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH461 - Classical Mechanics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH469 - Directed Reading in Physics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH497 - Special Topics in Physics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH561 - Classical Mechanics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH397 - Directed Reading in Physics I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH771 - Quantum Mechanics I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH461 - Classical Mechanics I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH561 - Classical Mechanics I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • Education And Training

  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SIMES (Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences), Postdoctoral Research 2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Stanford University 2011
  • Argonne National Laboratory XSD (X-ray Science Division), Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015
  • Full Name

  • Cheng-Chien Chen