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FOREMAN Bradley A 霍文彬
PhD, Cornell University
Associate Professor
Tel 2358 7527
Fax 2358 1652
Email phbaf
Office Room 4473
Professor Brad Foreman earned his BS (1988) and MS (1990) degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now called the Missouri University of Science and Technology). He completed his PhD degree at Cornell University in 1995. After a year of postdoctoral research at the University of Essex, he joined the Physics Department of HKUST in 1996. In 2000, he received the School of Science Teaching Award of HKUST.

Professor Foreman's current research deals with the foundations of quantum mechanics. He has worked previously on theoretical semiconductor physics, including electrons and phonons in low-dimensional systems, envelope-function theory, first-principles electronic structure, and localized basis sets. He has also worked on light-matter interactions in cold atomic gases, mainly on the use of optical vortex modes to produce novel effective Hamiltonians in the adiabatic approximation.
Research Areas
Theoretical Physics.
Representative Publications
  • “Atomic magnetometer based on a double-dark-state system”, J.-J. Song, S. Du, and B. A. Foreman, Phys. Lett. A 375, 3296 (2011).
     
  • “Atomic Zitterbewegung in Abelian vector gauge potentials”, J.-J. Song and B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. A 80, 045602 (2009).
     
  • “Persistent currents in cold atoms”, J.-J. Song and B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. A 80, 033602 (2009).
     
  • “Wave function engineering and circulating spin current in trapped Bose-Einstein condensates”, J.-J. Song, B. A. Foreman, X.-J. Liu, and C. H. Oh, Europhys. Lett. 84, 20012 (2008).
     
  • "Valence-band mixing in first-principles envelope-function theory", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 76, 045327 (2007).
     
  • "Accurate quadratic-response approximation for the self-consistent pseudopotential of semiconductor nanostructures", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 76, 045326 (2007).
     
  • "Choosing a basis that eliminates spurious solutions in k.p theory", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 75, 235331 (2007).
     
  • "First-principles effective-mass Hamiltonian for semiconductor nanostructures in a magnetic field", B. A. Foreman, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 1335 (2006).
     
  • "First-principles envelope-function theory for lattice-matched semiconductor heterostructures", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 72, 165345 (2005).
     
  • "Quadratic response theory for spin-orbit coupling in semiconductor heterostructures", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 72, 165344 (2005).
  Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications] 
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