Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424027

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Prof. Xiang-qiang (Rosie) Chu received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Peking University in China and her Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2010. After two years of postdoctoral research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), she joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University, USA, as an Assistant Professor in August 2012, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2017. Afterward, she was awarded the “1000 Young Talents Plan” of China and joined the Graduate School of China Academy of Engineering Physics (GSCAEP) as a Professor. She joined the City University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor with tenure in 2022. Her research interests focus on probing the conformation and dynamics of biomolecules, nano-materials, and their interactions with water through neutron and X-ray scattering techniques. She is a member of the Center for Neutron Scattering (CNS), and has been a review panelist for many national facilities, such as ANSTO (Australia), ISIS (UK), ORNL (USA), CSNS(China Spallation Neutron Source), and SSRF (Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility).

Research Interests/Areas

Neutron and X-ray Scattering;

Biological and soft matter physics: Protein dynamics; protein-membrane interactions; Protein-water interactions; nano-bio complex materials; Dynamics of liquids on biological and nano-scale material surfaces



PHY8523/6523 Advanced Nuclear Medicine Physics

PHY8001 Survival Skills for Research Scientists

PHY8004 Postgraduate Seminar

PHY3202 Mordern Physics