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Qiongyuan Wu

I am a research fellow at Queen's University of Belfast, and my fields of interests are quantum non-equilibrium thermodynamics, shortcut-to-adiabacity, levitated nanoparticles and fundamental physics.

On this blog, I will update my research notes, as well as my studies on other topics. Feel free to email me for any comments!

Contact me: w.qiongyuan@gmail.com
My latest CV: download it below.

Research experience

  • Aug 2023 - Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, EPSRC project.
  • Oct 2022 - Visitor at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ)
  • Sep 2022 - IQIS 2022, Palermo
  • Feb 2020 - Winter College on Optics, ICTP Trieste (Second best presentation award)
  • July 2017 - Training project at Nanyang Technological University (Santander Mobility Scholarship)


  • (Jun 2019 - Dec 2023)
    PhD in theoretical physics, Queen’s University Belfast
    Project: Thermodynamic control and characterisation of levitated quantum systems, thesis link here
    Sponsors: The Leverhulme Trust
  • (Oct 2016 - Apr 2019)
    Master (MPhil) in theoretical physics, Queen’s University Belfast
    Project:Testing the robustness of quantum correlations in multipartite systems
  • (Sep 2012 - Jun 2016)
    B.Sc in mathematics, East China University of Science and Technology


  • Feb 2020 - Second best presentation at Winter College on Optics, ICTP Trieste
  • Nov 2017 - Santander Mobility Scholarship


  1. May 2023 - Quantifying protocol efficiency: A thermodynamic figure of merit for classical and quantumstate-transfer protocols.
    Qiongyuan Wu, Mario A. Ciampini, Mauro Paternostro, and Matteo Carlesso.
    Phys. Rev. Res. 5 (2), p. 023117. Article, ArXiv.
  2. Mar. 2023 - Non-equilibrium quantum thermodynam-ics of a particle trapped in a controllable time-varying potential.
    Qiongyuan Wu and Matteo Carlesso.
    Quantum Sensing, Imag-ing, and Precision Metrology. Ed. by Jacob Scheuer and Selim M. Shahriar. Vol. 12447. Interna-tional Society for Optics and Photonics. SPIE, p. 1244714. Article.
  3. Feb. 2022 - Nonequilibrium Quantum Thermodynamics ofa Particle Trapped in a Controllable Time-Varying Potential.
    Qiongyuan Wu, Luca Mancino, Matteo Carlesso, Mario A. Ciampini, Lorenzo Magrini, Niko-lai Kiesel, and Mauro Paternostro.
    PRX Quantum 3 (1), p. 010322. Article, Arxiv.
  4. Feb. 2020 - Non-equilibriumthermodynamics of quantum processes assisted by transitionless quantum driving: the roleof initial state preparation.
    Qiongyuan Wu, Giovanni Barontini, and Mauro Paternostro.
    ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:2002.06134. ArXiv.