MengXing Na

 
Coherent control of ultrafast dynamics of materials studied with time and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy
 

Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I was exposed to research in physics as an undergraduate student and found that I really enjoyed the academic environment, and the way questions always spawned more questions. There is no better place than graduate studies to be able to single-mindedly pursue answers to the questions that are asked.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

The University of British Columbia is one of the best schools in Canada, and as such, it attracts many members from the international community of academics. Alongside an excellent education, one receives rich opportunities to network and collaborate with academics around the world. In addition, UBC is set amongst oceans and mountains and Vancouver is a beautiful place to live.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

My program gives me many opportunities to present my work abroad!

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

I like how people in Vancouver take advantage of the mountains and oceans. There are always many places to go and fun things to do in nature!

What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?

Rock climbing.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Keep a good work-life balance!