Hank 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. While working with Prof. Stephen Blundell at Oxford, he is also affiliated to the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials (MPGCQM). 


Hank read an MPhys (Master of Physics) undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford and graduated with First Class Honours (2016-2020). He worked as a summer student at both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) and CERN (CH).

Research Interests

Hank's DPhil research looks into frustrated magnetism, and the link between crystal field environments and local magnetic properties. He uses muon-spin spectroscopy to study new frustrated materials, such as a quantum spin liquid candidate, where spin dynamics persist and strong quantum fluctuations lead to the peculiar evasion of magnetic ordering at very low temperatures.


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)