December 21, 2022
Two postdocs, Yanzeng Li and Alexander Strang, have been named recipients of the 2022-2023 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Yuji Suzuki, SM’70, a longtime supporter and former Council member of the Physical Sciences Division, established the Yuji and Lorraine Suzuki Postdoctoral Research Fund in 2016 to recognize outstanding postdoctoral researchers. The award provides a salary top-off.
Yanzeng Li joined the University of Chicago as a postdoctoral scholar at the James Franck Institute in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. in physics and optical science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Yanzeng works in Prof. Norbert Scherer's group, focusing on optically magnetic trapping and optical matter systems.
Alexander Strang joined the University of Chicago as a William H. Kruskal Instructor in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from Case Western Reserve University. He works with Professors Lek-Heng Lim, Daniel Sanz-Alonso, and Mary Silber on algebraic homology, Bayesian inference, and tipping in dynamical systems.