Guichuan Yu

Guichuan Yu headshot

Guichuan Yu

Data analysis support, imaging analyst and consultant, Characterization Facility, UMN Informatics Institute



  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, Stanford University
  • M.S. Theoretical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
  • B.S. Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Professional Background

  • 2018 - present: Characterization Facility staff scientist and data analyst, Informatics Institute, University of Minnesota
  • 2010 - 2018: Senior research associate, Physics Department, University of Minnesota
  • 2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral researcher, Physics Department, Stanford University


Guichuan Yu is staff of the Characterization Facility and University of Minnesota Informatics Institute. Guichuan provides data analysis support and enhances data-intensive research for the university research community. Yu is also is responsible for advancing analytical methods, developing imaging analysis software, and providing customized data analysis solutions to characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction, scanning probe microscopy and electron microscopy. Guichuan designed and developed X-ray imaging software RSLAB TM and atomic force microscopy software AFMLAB.

Selected Publications

  • G. Yu et al., Universal precursor of superconductivity in the cuprates. Phys. Rev. B 99, 214502 (2019).
  • Y. Li, G. Yu et al., Two Ising-like collective magnetic excitations in a single-layer cuprate superconductor. Nature Physics 8, 404 (2012)
  • G. Yu et al., Magnetic resonance in the model high-temperature superconductor HgBa2CuO4+d. Phys. Rev B 81, 064518 (2010).
  • G. Yu et al., A universal relation between magnetic resonance and superconducting gap in unconventional superconductors. Nature Physics 5, 873 (2009).
  • E. M. Motoyama, G. Yu et al., Spin correlations in the electron-doped high-transition-temperature superconductor Nd2-xCexCuO4. Nature 455, 186 (2007).