Ultrafast Dynamics Lab @ ShanghaiTech
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Ultrafast Time-Resolved Magneto-optical Effect

To pursue the scientific question behind what is the dynamics after bringing magnetic materials into an extremely non-equilibrium state, we are building an ultrafast time-resolved magneto-optical effect measurement system and developing novel table-top femtosecond hard X-ray sources. We aim to in situ integrate ultrafast probes that are sensitive to electron, spin, and lattice degrees of freedom. We expect to reveal the interplay between electron, spin, and lattice orders from a time-domain perspective.

Before joining ShanghaiTech, Dr. Li performed Ultrafast X-ray Diffraction and optical spectroscopy studies at Texas A&M University (Dr. Peter M. Rentzepis' Group, 2015~2020); and Ultrafast Electron Diffraction studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Dr. Jie Zhang's Group, 2008~2014).

Ultrafast X-ray diffraction and optical spectroscopy

  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, 151, 124702 (2019)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 18822 (2019)
  • npj Quantum Materials, 4, 31 (2019)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 668 (2018)
  • Structural Dynamics, 5, 044501 (2018)
  • Applied Physics Letters, 112, 191107 (2018)
  • Journal of Applied Physics, 121, 055102 (2017)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,113, 13612 (2016)
  • Journal of Applied Physics, 120, 233107 (2016)
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Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Imaging

  • Physical Review B, 102, 024302 (2020)
  • Applied Physics Letters, 111, 041105 (2017)
  • Journal of Applied Physics, 120, 233107 (2016)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 14479 (2015)
  • Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 183507 (2014)
  • New Journal of Physics, 16, 103013 (2014)
  • Applied Physics Letters, 103, 231914 (2013)
  • Applied Physics Letters, 97, 211501 (2010)


Contact Info

Dr. Runze Li
SPST 4#111, ShanghaiTech University
393 Middle Huaxia Rd., Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park,
Pudong New District, Shanghai 201210, China.

Tel: +86-21-2068 4644

We welcome postdoctoral research associates and Ph.D. program applicants who wish to join us and enjoy the journey on ultrafast sciences. Self-motivation, curiosity for the unknown, integrity, and courage are highly appreciated characteristics. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you feel interested in any of our research projects.

We also provide opportunities for Undergraduates. Particularly, for SPST students, you may earn extra course credits by doing research at the ultrafast lab. Consulting the Undergraduate Office for more information.