Dr. Chunhui Rita Du is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She received her B.S. in physics from East China Normal University in 2010, and Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University in 2015. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University before joining UCSD in March 2019. Du’s research focuses on developing state-of-the-art quantum metrology to investigate spin transport and dynamic behaviors in emergent condensed matter systems at the nanoscale. Du is a recipient of the Department of Energy Early Career Award (2022), National Science Foundation Career Award (2021), Air Force Young Investigator Award (2021), International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Early Career Scientist Prize (2022), and the Harold and Suzy Ticho Endowed Faculty Fellowship at UCSD.