Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429469

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

  • Quantum Computing
  • Algorithms
  • Ab Initio Methods

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Selected publications

  1. Y.-C. Chen, Y.-Q. Chen*, A. Hu*, C.-Y. Hsieh*, and S. Zhang, "Quantum imaginary-time control for accelerating the ground-state preparation," Physical Review Research, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 023087, 05/10/ 2023, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.023087.
  2. C.-L. Hong, T. Tsai, J.-P. Chou, P.-J. Chen, P.-K. Tsai, Y.-C. Chen, E.-J. Kuo, D. Srolovitz, A. Hu, Y.-C. Cheng, and H.-S. Goan, “Accurate and Efficient Quantum Computations of Molecular Properties Using Daubechies Wavelet Molecular Orbitals: A Benchmark Study against Experimental Data,” PRX Quantum, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 20360, Jun. 2022.
  3. C.Dang, J.-P.Chou, B.Dai, C.-T.Chou, Y.Yang, R.Fan, W.Lin, F.Meng, A.Hu*, J.Zhu*, J.Han, A. M.Minor, J.Li*, and Y.Lu*, “Achieving large uniform tensile elasticity in microfabricated diamond,” Science, vol. 371, no. 6524, pp. 76–78, 2021.
  4. C. H.Hu, Y. C.Chen, P. J.Yu, K. Y.Fung, Y. C.Hsueh, P. K.Liaw, J. W.Yeh*, and A.Hu*, “From symmetry to entropy: Crystal entropy difference strongly affects early stage phase transformation,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 115, no. 26, Dec.2019.
  5. P.Yu, R.Feng, J.Du, S.Shinzato, J. P.Chou, B.Chen, Y. C.Lo, P. K.Liaw, S.Ogata*, and A.Hu*, “Phase transformation assisted twinning in a face centered-cubic FeCrNiCoAl0.36 high entropy alloy,” Acta Mater., vol. 181, pp. 491–500, Dec.2019.
  6. S.Li, J.-P.Chou*, J.Wei, M.Sun, A.Hu*, and A.Gali, “Oxygenated (113) diamond surface for nitrogen-vacancy quantum sensors with preferential alignment and long coherence time from first principles,” Carbon N. Y., vol. 145, pp. 273–280, Apr.2019.
  7. T. Yang, Y. L. Zhao, Y. Tong, Z. B. Jiao, J. Wei, J. X. Cai, X. D. Han, D. Chen, A. Hu, J. J. Kai, K. Lu, Y. Liu, and C. T. Liu*, “Multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles and superb mechanical behaviors of complex alloys,” Science., vol. 362, no. 6417, pp. 933–937, Nov. 2018.
  8. Y. H. Zhang, Y. Zhuang, A. Hu*, J. J. Kai, and C. T. Liu, “The origin of negative stacking fault energies and nano-twin formation in face-centered cubic high entropy alloys,” Scr. Mater., vol. 130, pp. 96–99, 2017.
  9. A. Hu* and A. Hassanein, “How surface roughness affects the angular dependence of the sputtering yield,” Nucl. Instruments Methods Phys. Res. Sect. B Beam Interact. with Mater. Atoms, vol. 281, pp. 15–20, Jun. 2012.


  • 2014 Ph. D. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University
  • 2011 M. S., Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University
  • 2009 B. S., Physics, National Taiwan University


Current courses:

  • MNE 3107 - Principles of Nuclear Engineering
  • MNE 4121 - Machine Learning and Quantum Computation
  • MNE 6125/8108 - Engineering Methods

Previous courses:

  • JC 4231 - Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • GE 1321 - Our Life in the Nuclear Age
  • MBE 2034 - Engineering Materials and Processing
  • MNE 3108 - Nuclear Power System
  • MNE 4109 - Risk Engineering for Applications Related to Nuclear Engineering