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Zhenyu Ye, PhD

Associate Professor



Building & Room:

2258 SES


845 West Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2198

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Dr. Ye obtained his PhD degree from University of Hamburg in 2006. He joined UIC in 2012 after working as a research associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dr. Ye's current research focuses on experimental studies of Quantum Chromodynamics through measurements of heavy particle production and structure of the nucleons with the STAR experiment on Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the CMS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. Dr. Ye is also involved in developing cutting-edge particle detectors for current and future high energy experiments. His work includes the STAR Intermediate Silicon Tracker (2014-2016), STAR Forward Silicon Tracker (2021-2025), CMS MIP Timing Detector (2028-), and time-of-flight detectors for future experiments at Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and the Electron-Ion-Collider (2031-).

Selected Publications

  • Evidence of Mass Ordering of Charm and Bottom Quark Energy Loss in Au+Au Collisions at RHIC, submitted to Physical Review Letters, arXiv:2111.14615 (2021)
  • Measurement of inclusive electrons from open heavy-flavor hadron decays in p+p collisions at sqrt{s} = 200 GeV with the STAR detector, Physical Review D 105, 032007 (2022).
  • Measurement of inclusive J/psi polarization in p+p collisions at sqrt(s) = 200 GeV by the STAR experiment, Physical Review D 102, 092009 (2020).
  • First measurement of Lambda_c baryon production in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200 GeV, Physical Review Letters 124, 172301 (2020).
  • Centrality and transverse momentum dependence of D0-meson production at mid-rapidity in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200 GeV, Physical Review C 99, 34908 (2019).
  • J/psi production cross section and its dependence on charged-particle multiplicity in p+p collisions at sqrt(s)=200 GeV, Physics Letters B 786, 87 (2018).
  • Measurement of D0 azimuthal anisotropy at mid-rapidity in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(sNN)=200 GeV, Physical Review Letters 118, 212301 (2017).
  • Jet Energy Scale Determination in the D0 Experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 763, 442 (2014).
  • Measurement of the top quark mass in ppbar collisions using events with two leptons, Physical Review D 86, 051103(R) (2012).
  • Combining the two 3Ds, Journal of Instrumentation 7, C12010 (2012).
  • Search for a fermiophobic and standard model Higgs boson in diphoton final states, Physical Review Letter 107, 151801 (2011).
  • Precise measurement of the top-quark mass from lepton+jets events at D0, Physical Review D 84, 032004 (2011).
  • The D0 silicon microstrip tracker, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 634, 8 (2011).
  • Measurement of azimuthal asymmetries with respect to both beam charge and transverse target polarization in exclusive electroproduction of real photons, Journal of High Enery Physics 0806, 066 (2008).
  • Can the total angular momentum of u-quarks in the nucleon be accessed at HERMES, European Physics Journal C 46, 729 (2006).


BS, Physics (2000), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

MS, Physics (2003), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

PhD, Physics (2006), University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany