Zhenyu Li is a chair professor of chemistry at USTC, the director of the Key Laboratory of Precision and Intelligent Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from USTC in 2004. He did postdoc researches at University of Maryland, College Park and University of California, Irvine from 2004 to 2006. Then, he joined USTC as a faculty member. He has developed multiscale simulation techniques to study the mechanisms of graphene growth. In recent years, he has developed some quantum algorithms for electronic structure calculations for molecular and periodic systems.

Theoretical studies of atomistic mechanisms and materials properties, quantum algorithm design

In this project, you will learn the fundamental principles of quantum computing. The Q2Chemistry software developed in my group will be used for you to learn how to apply quantum algorithm to solve the Schrodinger equation. On top of these, you can then try to design new quantum algorithms or modify some existing algorithms for electronic structure problems.

Linear algebra, Quantum mechanics, and programming