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My current research focus is on theoretical particle physics, especially phenomenology at high energy colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other future collider programs (ILC, CLIC, CEPC/SPPC, FCC-ee/hh, muon colliders, etc), spanning over interesting Standard Model (SM) phenomenology in particular the Higgs boson (exotic decays, Electroweak Phase Transition (EWPT) and Bayrogensis (EWBG), Effective Field Theory (EFT) ), Beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics such as Supersymemtry, Dark Matter (including other probes, DM direct/indirect detection), Long-Lived Particles, Heavy Resonances (e.g., Z', W', Colored, Higgs), and in terms of Simplified Models. I am also proposing and conducting innovative small-scale experiments in searches for exotic particles, such as dark photons, axion-like particles and millicharged particles.

I am currently in the transition from a postdoc position at the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, started in September 2018, to an assistant professor position at the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, starting in late 2020. I received his BSc in Physics from Zhejiang University in 2009, MSc in Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, and PhD in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Afterwards, I became a research associate (postdoc) in the theoretical physics group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory during 2015-2018.

My recent publication can be accessed from inSPIRE(HEP) and Google Scholar. Links to external profiles: arXiv,inSPIRE.