Summer Program (SRPP)


The NYU Shanghai Summer Research Experience Program in Physics (SRPP) is designed to foster entry into physics research-centered career for highly motivated masters and undergraduates with a strong interest in Physics or related scientific disciplines. The primary goal of this program is to extend NYU Shanghai’s research opportunities to non-NYU Shanghai students and to attract talented students to the field of Physics.

Students apply for positions in a 2-month long program during the summer with flexible starting dates. Admitted students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is at the forefront of his or her field of physics. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. At the end of the program, students produce a report summarizing the outcomes of their research project. Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program.




Applicants are required to state their areas of interest in personal statement. Below is a list of faculty interested in hosting students in their labs:

  • Tim Byrnes (atomic, molecular, and optical physics, quantum information)
  • Hanghui Chen (condensed matter physics and first-principles calculations)
  • Mac Huang (fluid dynamics)
  • Pilkyung Moon (condensed matter physics)
  • Bing Qi (quantum cryptography, quantum communications and networking, optical sensing)
  • Jun Zhang (physics of fluids and fluid dynamics)

* in alphabetical order of the last names



The NYU Shanghai Summer Research Experience Program in Physics (SRPP) is open for application. Please see the 2024 SRPP Application Requirements below:

  • The program is open to both graduate students (M.Sc. level) and undergraduates completing their sophomore year or beyond.

  • Applicants should have strong academic records with courses in physics, or related disciplines.

  • Applicants should have a good command of spoken and written English.

  • The duration of the SRPP program is 2 months with flexible starting dates. (Please ensure that you have no other commitments during the program.)

Application Deadline: March.31, 2024




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