拠点の若手研究者紹介
Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology Researcher, Hosono–Hiramatsu Lab Tianping Ying

Motivation for Becoming a Researcher

Since childhood, I have been chasing things that are enduring: fossils, gemstones, and pearls. But I found that nothing can last forever, that is, until I realized that the truth of nature, the working mechanisms of the universe, these are the very things that are eternal and what I seek. So in my mind becoming a scientist or a researcher was the best way to come into contact with the truth.

Your Greatest Strengths

New material discovery and transport measurements from a technical perspective. Actually I think my greatest strengths are my willingness to learn and my curiosity about new things and ideas, both in experiments and in daily life.

What Makes Your Research Interesting or Worthwhile

Imagine that you finally observed a new phenomenon (important or not) or found a satisfactory explanation for a problem after working deep into the night. Then walking back from the laboratory to your dormitory, you look up and witness a splendid, starry sky. Perhaps at this moment, you will have a feeling that you are the only one in the universe who knows this new knowledge. It will give you great satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. This is the feeling I am looking for and is my answer to the question.

Other Research That Interests You

I am currently working on basic science, but I hope I can also investigate things that have practical uses. Thinking that one day people might be using something that I discovered is really cool.

Interests Other Than Research You Would Like to Pursue

Travel all around the world, see the beauty of nature, learn different languages (although I am a slow learner), and experience life in different cultures.

Tianping Ying

Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology Researcher, Hosono–Hiramatsu Lab

Principal Work History:

2010-2015 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D.
2015-2017 Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Xide Fellow
2018-now Tokyo Institute of Technology, Researcher

Certificates, Qualifications, or Other Items of Note:

2016 Special Financial Grant, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
2016 Excellent Post-Doctor of The Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures (CICAM), Nanjing
2015 Outstanding Graduate Scholarship, University of Chinese Academy of Science
2015 Outstanding Graduate Scholarship, Beijing Municipal Education Commission
2014 Scholarship of American Superconductor Corp, CAS-AMSC
2014 Director’s Recognition Fellowship of Institute of Physics, CAS
2013 Director’s Top Fellowship of Institute of Physics, CAS
2013 National Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China
2013 Excellent Student of Institute of Physics, CAS
2012 Director’s Recognition Fellowship of Institute of Physics, CAS

Notable Articles:

  • [1] “Discrete superconducting phases in FeSe-derived superconductors.” Phys. Rev. Lett. (Accepted, online: 2018.11.09)
  • [2] “Superconducting phases in potassium-intercalated iron selenides.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (8) 2013: 2951,.

E-mail Address

t-ying(at)mces.titech.ac.jp
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