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Jianyi Jay Wang, Ph.D.

Jianyi Jay WangAssociate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical atomic physics, University of Tennessee, 1992
  • B.S. in Physics, Lanzhou University, China, 1983

Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.999.9136
  • Fax: 508.999.9115
  • Office: Group II Building, Room 204B


Professor Wang's research activities are in three related areas of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. The first one is to study the correlation effects in the interaction of light with matter. Professor Wang uses a unique quantum perturbation method to calculate multi-electron transition cross sections in collisions of synchrotron radiation with atoms such as helium and negative atomic hydrogen ions, and their interactions with nanostructures. Second activity relates to the interaction of strong laser pulses with Rydberg atoms. Professor Wang calculates energy deposition, ionization and excitation cross sections, and quantum optical and nonlinear effects. His third major interest is in computational physics. Professor Wang's research involves numerically intensive work to model atomic and electronic processes occurring in reactions. He develops efficient computer codes using proven computational techniques in theoretical calculations. He had received several grant support in the past couple of years in the tune of $40,000.

Areas of interest

  • AMO and computational physics