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Dr. Hyunchul Nha

Dr. Hyunchul Nha

Professor (Physics)

Office Number: 326D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0273

Interest Areas

  • ​Quantum optics/quantum information science (QIS)
  • Fundamental aspects of quantum physics
  • Theory of open quantum systems

​Hyunchul Nha has been affiliated with many universities, as a researcher and instructor, during his academic career. He has held occasional special lectures on quantum trajectory theory at various institutions, including KIAS and Inha University, Korea, and at the tutorial session of the Korean Physical Society.




  • ​Doctor of Philosophy, Seoul National University, 2002

  • Master of Science, Seoul National University, 1997

  • Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1995


  • Professor, Texas A & M University at Qatar, 2015~Present

  • Associate Professor, Texas A & M University at Qatar, 2011 ~ 2015

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University at Qatar, 2007 ~2011

  • UQ Research Follow, University of Queensland, Australia, 2007

  • Assistant Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Studies, 2006-2007

  • Visiting Scientist, Korea Institute for Advanced Studies, 2005-2006

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2003-2005


  • 2011-2012 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany



  1. M. Um, J. Zhang, D. Lv, Y. Lu , S. An , J.-N. Zhang,  H. Nha, M. S. Kim, and K. Kim "Phonon arithmetic in a trapped ion system", Nature Communications 7, 11410 (2016).

  2. J. Park, J. Zhang, J. Lee, S.-W. Ji, M. Um, D. Lv, K. Kim, H. Nha* "Testing nonclassicality and non-Gaussianity in phase space", Physical Review Letters 114, 190402 (2015).

  1. H. Nha*, S.-Y. Lee, S.-W. Ji, and M. S. Kim, "Efficient entanglement criteria beyond Gaussian limits using Gaussian measurements", Physical Review Letters 108, 030503 (2012).

  2. J. Lee, M. S. Kim, and H. Nha*, "Comment on ``Role of initial entanglement and non-Gaussianity in the decoherence of photon-number entangled states evolving in a noisy channel", Physical Review Letters 107, 238901 (2011).

  3. S.-W. Ji, J. Kim, H.-W. Lee, M. S. Zubairy, and H. Nha*, "Loophole-free Bell test for continuous variables via wave and particle correlations", Physical Review Letters 105, 170404 (2010).