Condensed Matter & Materials

The Condensed Matter and Materials Physics group is composed of theoreticians studying matter from the mesoscale down to the atomic scale, and experimentalists dealing with hard condensed matter and nanostructured materials.

Faculty Members:
Name Research Interests Research Website
Jean Bellissard

Mathematical Theory of Aperiodic Solids

Mathematical Theory of Aperiodic Solids:

  • Structure: the Hull, transversal, equilibrium...
Bellissard Research
Mei-Yin Chou

The objectives of our research have been to investigate the electronic structure of condensed matter, and to study its effects on the structural...

Edward Conrad

Surface order, thermal stability of surfaces to the formation of extended defects and 2D growth

Dragomir Davidovic

Exploration of physical properties that emerge in objects when their size approaches nanometer-scale

Mesoscopic Physics

Mesoscopic and Nano Physics Laboratory
Walter de Heer

NPEG: Nano Patterned Epitaxial Graphene, Nanoclusters in Beams

Epitaxial Graphene Lab
Alberto Fernandez-Nieves

Physics of soft materials with a focus on the connection between microscopic order and macroscopic properties


Soft Condensed Matter Laboratory
Phillip First

Developing an understanding of solid-state systems at atomic length scales

A primary goal of Professor First's research is to develop an...

Research Group Home Page
Paul Goldbart

Soft random matter, superconductivity, superfluidity, nanoscience, ultracold gases, quantum information, theoretical physics.

Research website
James Gole

Physical phenomena which fall at the interface of chemical and condensed matter physics and material science

Professor Gole's group is...

Zhigang Jiang
We are interested in the quantum transport and infrared...
Jiang Group Website
Markus Kindermann

The subject of my research is the physics of nanostructures - very small, but not quite microscopic, man-made devices. Due to advances in the...

Uzi Landman

Surface and Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Nanoscience

Birth date: May, 1944 in Tel Aviv, Israel

Martin Maldovan

Thermal Energy and Mass Transport at the Nanoscale Metamaterials Physics of Photonic and Phononic Materials

Research Group Website
Dr. Martin Mourigal

Condensed matter physics, quantum materials, frustrated and low-dimensional magnets, spin liquids, iron- and copper-based superconductors,...

Group Website
Colin Parker Parker Lab Homepage
Michael Pustilnik

Transport and correlations in low-dimensional systems...

Carlos Sa de Melo

Theoretical condensed matter and ultra-cold atomic and molecular physics

My areas of interest include theoretical condensed matter and...

Shina Tan

Ultracold atoms and molecules, Superfluidity, Superconductivity

There is a unifying theme across multiple fields of physics: if some...