Professor of Physics


Professor Ling has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2005.  He joined the faculty of Brown University in 1996. A 1984 graduate of Wuhan University, China, he received his M.S. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1992. He has done postdoctoral research at Yale University (1992-1994) and the NEC Research Institute at Princeton (1994-1996). He was a visiting professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands from 2002-2003 and a guest professor at Wuhan University from 2002-2005, a Qianren Plan (千人计划) Visiting Professor at Southeast University (Nanjing) from 2015-2018. During 2018-2021, Prof. Ling will be a visiting professor and the founding director for the Institute for Advanced Study at Soochow University in Suzhou, China; as well as a visiting professor in Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.  Professor Ling received a Research Innovation Award from the Research Corporation in 1998, and he was an A.P. Sloan Fellow from 1998-2001 and a J.S. Guggenheim Fellow from 2002-2003.

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