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Ying Jiang

Boya Distinguished Professor

Contact Info

Office:West 568, Physics Building



Personal Homepage:http://www2.phy.pku.edu.cn/~yjiang/home.html










Institute of Physics, CAS




Institute of Physics, CAS




Beijing Normal Univ.


Professional Appointments




2018-present Boya Distinguished Professor ICQM, Peking University


Full Professor

ICQM, Peking University


Associate Professor (tenured)

ICQM, Peking University


Associate Professor

ICQM, Peking University


Assistant Professor

ICQM, Peking University


Visiting Professor

University of California, Irvine


Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, Irvine


Visiting Scholar

Forschungszentrum, Jülich GmbH


Research Areas

  1. Condensed Matter Physics
  2. Chemical Physics
  3. Surface Science
  4. Scanning Probe Microscopy



  1. qPlus-based atomic force microscopy
  2. Ultrafast scanning tunneling microscopy
  3. NV-center combined scanning probe microscopy


Ongoing Projects

  1. Structure and dynamics of interfacial water
  2. Atomic-scale ultrafast dynamics
  3. Nanoscale quantum detection and quantum sensing
  4. Atomic structure and quantum properties of light-element materials


Honors and Awards

  1. Young Global Leader, the World Economic Forum, 2020
  2. Outstanding Research Award (1st class), Ministry of Education of China, 2019 
  3. Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS Fellow), 2019
  4. The leading innovative talent in the science and technology, Central Chinese Government, 2019
  5. Top-ten Science Advances in China, Ministry of Science and technology of China, 2018
  6. China-Youth Science and Technology Award, China Association for Science and Technology, 2018
  7. Award for Excellent Teaching, Peking University, 2018
  8. Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018
  9. Distinguished Young Scholars, National Science Foundation of China, 2017
  10. Cheung Kong Young Scholar, Ministry of Education of China, 2017
  11. Top-ten Science Advances in China, Ministry of Science and technology of China, 2017
  12. Award for Supervision of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Peking University, 2016
  13. Emerging Leaders, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (IOP), 2016
  14. Best oral presentation, “Ge Zhi” Academic Forum for Young Scholars, Peking University, 2014
  15. Outstanding Young Scientist, Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, 2012
  16. Director Awards for excellent research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007
  17. Outstanding Thesis, Beijing Normal University, 2003
  18. Excellent Graduate Awards, Beijing Normal University, 2003


Selected Publications

  1. C. Guo, X. Meng, H. Fu, Q. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Tian, J. Peng, R. Ma, Y. X. Weng, S. Meng*, E. G. Wang*, Y. Jiang*, “Probing non-equilibrium dynamics of photoexcited polarons on a metal oxide surface with atomic precision”, Phys. Rev. Lett. in press (2020).
  2. R. Ma, D. Cao, C. Zhu, Y. Tian, J. Peng, J. Guo, J. Chen, X.-Z., Li, J. S. Francisco, X. C. Zeng*, L.-M. Xu*, E.-G. Wang*, Y. Jiang*, “Atomic imaging of edge structure and growth of a two-dimensional hexagonal ice”, Nature 577, 60 (2020).
  3. J. Zhu, Z. Wang, H. Dai, Q. Wang, R. Yang, H. Yu, M. Liao, J. Zhang, W. Chen, Z. Wei, N. Li, L. Du, D. Shi, W. Wang, L. Zhang*, Y. Jiang*, and G. Y. Zhang*, "Boundary activated hydrogen evolution reaction on monolayer MoS2", Nature Communications 10, 1348 (2019)
  4. J. Peng, D. Cao, Z. He, J. Guo, P. Hapala, R. Ma, B. Cheng, J. Chen, W.-J. Xie, X.-Z. Li, P. Jelínek, L.-M. Xu*, Y.-Q. Gao*, E.-G Wang*, Y. Jiang*, "The effect of hydration number on the interfacial transport of sodium ions", Nature 557, 701 (2018)
  5. J. Peng, J. Guo, P. Hapala, D. Cao, R. Ma, B. Cheng, L.-M. Xu, M. Ondráček, P. Jelínek*, E.-G. Wang*, and Y. Jiang*, "Weakly perturbative imaging of interfacial water with submolecular resolution by atomic force microscopy", Nature Communications 9, 122 (2018)
  6. J. Guo, J.-T. Lü, Y. Feng, J. Chen, J. Peng, Z. Lin, X. Meng, Z. Wang, X.-Z. Li*, E.-G. Wang*, and Y. Jiang*, “Nuclear quantum effects of hydrogen bonds probed by tip-enhanced inelastic electron tunneling”, Science 352, 321 (2016).
  7. X. Meng, J. Guo, J. Peng, J. Chen, Z. Wang, J.-R. Shi, X. Z. Li, E. G. Wang*, Y. Jiang*, ”Direct visualization of concerted proton tunneling in a water nanocluster”, Nature Physics 11, 235 (2015).
  8. J. Chen, J. Guo, X. Z. Meng, J. B. Peng, J. M. Sheng, L. M. Xu, Y. Jiang*, X. Z. Li*, E. G. Wang, “An unconventional bilayer ice structure on a NaCl(001) film”, Nature Communications 5, 4056 (2014).
  9. J. Guo, X. Z. Meng, J. Chen, J. B. Peng, J. M. Sheng, X. Z. Li, L. M. Xu, J. R. Shi, E. G. Wang*, and Y. Jiang*, “Real-space imaging of interfacial water with submolecular resolution”, Nature Materials 13, 184 (2014).
  10. Y. Jiang, Q. Huan, L. Fabris, G. C. Bazan, and W. Ho*, “Submolecular control, spectroscopy, and imaging of bond-selective chemistry in single molecules”, Nature Chemistry 5, 36 (2013).
  11. Y. Jiang, J. X. Cao, Y. N. Zhang, R. Q. Wu, and W. Ho*, “Real-space imaging of Kondo Screening in a two-dimensional O2 lattice”, Science 333, 324 (2011).


Opening Positions

One to two Ph.D students each year. Post-doctor position is open.