
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 MissouriRolla (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 lowdimensional systems, envelopefunction theory, firstprinciples electronic structure, and localized basis sets. He has also worked on lightmatter 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 semiconductor physics, including electrons and phonons in lowdimensional systems, envelopefunction theory, firstprinciples electronic structure, and localized basis sets; lightmatter interactions in cold atomic gases; foundations of quantum mechanics. 

Representative Publications 


“Atomic magnetometer based on a doubledarkstate 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 BoseEinstein condensates”, J.J. Song, B. A. Foreman, X.J. Liu, and C. H. Oh, Europhys. Lett. 84, 20012 (2008).

"Valenceband mixing in firstprinciples envelopefunction theory", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 76, 045327 (2007).

"Accurate quadraticresponse approximation for the selfconsistent 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).

"Firstprinciples effectivemass Hamiltonian for semiconductor nanostructures in a magnetic field", B. A. Foreman, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 1335 (2006).

"Firstprinciples envelopefunction theory for latticematched semiconductor heterostructures", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 72, 165345 (2005).

"Quadratic response theory for spinorbit coupling in semiconductor heterostructures", B. A. Foreman, Phys. Rev. B 72, 165344 (2005).


Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications] 






