1988，B.S. degree in chemistry，Nanjing University.
1988 to1991, research assistant at the Institute of Nuclear Research, Chinese Academy of Science；
synthesized and characterized High-Tc superconductive materials.
1991 to 1997，Ph.D. in theoretical/computational chemistry，the George Washington University.
1997 to 2000, postdoctoral fellow/staff member, the Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Germany.
Since 2001, visiting assistant professor, Department of Physics, Colorado State University.
Dr. Qian’s research interests encompass ab initio methods, computational materials science,
density-functional theory, condensed matter physics, magnetism and magnetic materials,
x-ray and electron spectroscopy, surfaces and interfaces, thin films and coatings.
She has published 18 peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at many national and international conferences.