Hsin-Chia Cheng

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One Shields Avenue
Physics Department
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 433 Physics Building
Phone: +1 (530) 564-0538
Fax: +1 (530) 752-4717
Email: hcheng@ucdavis.edu

Personal Website: http://cheng.physics.ucdavis.edu

Research Interests:

Professor Hsin-Chia Cheng's research activities are in the area of theoretical particle physics. His main research interest is in physics beyond the standard model. He has studied models related to the origin of the electroweak symmetry breaking, including supersymmetric theories, theories with extra dimensions, little Higgs theories etc. He also investigates the collider signatures of these models and how to identify the correct theory by measuring the properties of the new particles produced at colliders. He is also interested in models of dark matter and the associated phenomenology.

Research Areas

Career History

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • Research Associate, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 1996-1999
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1999-2002
  • Research Associate, Harvard University, 2002-2005
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, 2005-2009
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 2009-2012
  • Professor, University of California, Davis, 2012-Present


  • Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, Department of Energy, 2006-2009
  • Robert R. McCormick Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1999-2001
  • University of California Regents Fellowship, 1992-1993
  • Tse-Wei Lu Memorial Fellowship, University of California, 1990-1991