Coherent Control of Quantum Matter: One Full Circle

Dr. Jigang Wang
Physics 120
Dr. Paul Miceli


Dr. Jigang Wang is a F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University and a Senior Physicist in the Materials Science and Engineering Division and Team leader of Light-Matter Quantum Control at Ames National Laboratory of US Department of Energy.  Dr. Wang completed his B.S. degree in Physics at Jilin University, P.R. China, and his M.S. degree at Rice University.  He earned his Ph.D. from Rice University as well.

Dr. Wang’s lab focuses on investigating a range of light-driven coherent and non-equilibrium quantum systems, from superconducting, magnetic, and topological materials to nano-photonic and quantum circuits.  Their goal is to achieve a fundamental understanding of light-matter coherent control and dynamics at the quantum limit, with the ultimate aim of overcoming materials bottlenecks for high coherence quantum devices. Their recent progresses in the coherent control of quantum materials have facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations between communities in quantum materials, nano-optics, non-equilibrium physics, and quantum information science to unlock new possibilities in future quantum technologies.