Local and Overseas Summer Programs

Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) and Overseas Research Fellowship (ORF) Schemes 2020 for Science Students


Research Openings and Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in Department of Physics


1. Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) 

Supervisor Research Topic
Prof. H.F. Chau 1. Readings in Sociophysics
2. Modeling Biological Evolution
3. Readings in Quantum Computation
Dr. G. Chen 1. Quantum Magnetism
2. Non-Fermi Liquid
Prof. X.D. Cui 1. Computer Automation
Dr. J.L.X. Dai 1. Accretion onto Black Holes
2. Simulating the Emissions from Black Hole Accretion Disks and Jets
Prof. A.B. Djurišić 1. Perovskite materials and devices
Dr. D.K. Ki 1. Identifying Thickness of Few Atomic Layers of Graphite by Optical Microscope and Raman Spectroscopy
2. Vertical Charge Transports through Few Atomic Layers of Bi-2212 High-Temperature Superconductors
Dr. J.H.C Lee 1. Configuration Design of the Novel LaBr3 Detector Array
Dr. J.J.L. Lim 1. Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensing
2. Star Formation and Active Galactic Nuclei in Elliptical Galaxies of Galaxy Clusters
Dr. F.C.C. Ling 1. Experimental Defect Studies of Semiconductor Materials
2. Transparent High-dielectric Constant Oxide Thin Film via Acceptor-donor Co-doping
3. Defects in SiC MOSFET
Dr. T.T. Luu 1. Thickness Measurement of Thin Films Using White-Light Interferometry
2. Measurement of Laser Beam Profile at the Focus
3. Finding Temporal Overlap of Two Femtosecond Laser Pulses
Dr. S.C.Y. Ng 1. High Energy Emission from Pulsars
2. Searching for Periodic Phenomena in 10+ Years of Fermi LAT Data
3. The Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Gamma-ray Astronomy
Prof. Q.A. Parker 1. The Fascinating Lives of Planetary Nebulae in the Galactic Graveyard
2. The Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae
3. An Interdisciplinary and Inter-university Student Project for a Novel Cubesat Mission
Prof. S.Q. Shen 1. Novel Topological States of Condensed Matter
Dr. M. Su 1. XMM-Newton Observation on the Fermi Bubbles
Dr. Y.J. Tu 1. Searching for New Physics at the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Dr. C.J. Wang 1. Topological Phases of Matter with Strong Correlation
Prof. J. Wang 1. First Principles Calculation of Quantum Transport through Nanostructures
Prof. Z.D. Wang 1. Quantum Computing
2. Geometric Phase
Prof. M.H. Xie 1. A Guided Study of Thin Film growth by Molecular-beam Epitaxy
2. Surface Studies of Crystalline Thin Films
Prof. S.J. Xu 1. Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of GaN Based Low-dimensional Quantum Structures
Prof. W. Yao 1. Valley Physics in Monolayer Materials
Dr. S.Z. Zhang 1. Physics of Very Degenerate Atomic Gases
2. Quantum Physics of Low Dimensional System


2. Overseas Research Fellowship

Related to the Overseas Research Fellowship, the Physics Department organized the Physics Summer Undergraduate Overseas Research Program. In that program, participants will be assigned to work on a frontier science research project with a professor or scientist overseas upon mutual agreement based on their interested research field as indicated in their applications. Previously, successful candidates had been placed in prestigious institutions such as Cambridge, CERN, Princeton and Stanford. Accepted participants for this Program are also required to apply for the Overseas Research Fellowship of the Faculty of Science.

For further inquiries regarding this Program, please contact Dr. Jason C.S. Pun (jcspun@hku.hk).