Hank Chien Hung Wu 吳建宏

  • University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship in 2020 at University of Oxford

Hank is a graduate student reading a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford on a Joint Oxford-Max Planck program. While working with Prof. Stephen Blundell at Oxford, he is also affiliated to the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials (MPGCQM) and works with Prof. Bernhard Keimer (MPI FKF) at Stuttgart. Hank's research is supported by generous funding from the Oxford-Croucher Scholarship and support from MPGCQM.


Hank read an MPhys (Master of Physics) undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford and graduated with First Class Honours. During his studies, he worked as a summer student at both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) and CERN (CH).

His Master’s project involved writing a programme that automates the process of dipolar fields calculations of magnetic materials, which have complex crystallographic and magnetic structures, to aid the analysis of Muon Spin Rotation (MuSR) spectroscopy.

Research Interests

Hank is interested in the study of quantum materials using spectroscopic methods such as MuSR and neutron scattering. His DPhil research is to understand the persistent spin dynamics of quantum spin liquids, in which strong quantum fluctuations lead to the peculiar evasion of magnetic ordering at absolute zero.


1.) Large easy-axis anisotropy in the one-dimensional magnet BaMo(PO4)2

A. H. Abdeldaim, D. I. Badrtdinov, A. S. Gibbs, P. Manuel, H. C. Walker, M. D. Le, C. H. Wu, D. Wardecki, S.-G. Eriksson, Y. O. Kvashnin, A. A. Tsirlin, and G. J. Nilsen. Phys. Rev. B 100, 214427 (2019)