Qiongyuan Wu - Student Profile
Ultracold Quantum Thermo-machines
As technology advances, many fields require a better understanding of the law of physics in the microscopic world. Diverse as these fields might be, from electronic engineering to biochemistry, efficiency is possibly one of many common goals pursued by these research areas. Namely, we want to convert energy to the work as much as we can, as fast as we can.
This is essentially the main aspect of quantum thermodynamics, to study the relation between work and heat (waste); this is what engines (thermodynamic cycles) are like, to repeatedly convert energy into work and heat. Using quantum thermo-machines as toy models, this research aims at studying the energy outputs, efficiency and other relevant aspects of thermodynamic cycles in the quantum realm, as well as techniques against noises introduced by thermal and quantum fluctuations.
PhD in Quantum Physics, Queen’s University Belfast (June 2019 – Now)
PhD project – “Ultracold quantum thermo-machine”
Master in Quantum Physics, Queen’s University Belfast (October 2016 – April 2019)
MPhil project – “Testing the robustness of quantum correlations in multipartite systems”
BSc in Mathematics, East China University of Science and Technology (September 2012 – June 2016)
- Quantum Heat Engine
- Quantum Thermodynamics