Dr. Cheng earned his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2011.  He subsequently stayed in Pittsburgh as a postdoctoral researcher and research assistant professor till 2016. During his study in Pittsburgh, Dr. Cheng and his colleague developed a field of correlated oxide nanoelectronics in which quantum devices can be made by scanning probe microscopy in a reconfigurable manner. In 2016, Dr. Cheng joined the School of Physical Sciences at USTC as a faculty member. Dr. Cheng published numerous scientific papers in influential journals including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, PRX, and PRL.

1) Quantum transport study in correlated oxide quantum devices.
2) Novel scanning probe methods at milli-Kelvin temperatures.

In this project, students are expected to learn the basics of oxide interface and reconfigurable quantum device fabrication and be involved in the instrumentation of scanning microwave impedance microscopy or scanning SQUID at milli-Kelvin temperatures.

Students with strong motivation and interests in experimental condensed matter physics.