Qinqin Yu

Research interests:

I am interested in applying physics methods to study non-traditional interdisciplinary problems. More specifically in this group, I am experimentally studying how microscopic mechanical interactions between bacteria affect the macroscopic evolution of the population as a whole. The model system I am using is the wrinkly Bacillus subtilis biofilm.


  • 2016: PhD student in Physics, UC Berkeley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2011-2015: BS, Physics, MIT

Selected publications:

A. Kawasaki, B. Braverman, Q. Yu, and V. Vuletic, Two-Color Magneto-Optical Trap with Small Magnetic Field for Ytterbium, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48 (2015) 155302.

A. Frebel, Q. Yu, and H. Jacobson, A new r-process star with low abundances of r-process elements, Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI Conference Proceedings, 2013.