The Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) program is a critical component of research in the School. In terms of outside recognition, Ph.D. production, and research funding, the CMP group has played a major role in establishing the reputation of the School. It ranked No. 18 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The core strength of the CMP group has been in fabricating and understanding unique nanostructured materials, whereas in recent years, the strength has shifted to “quantum materials” such as new generation epitaxial graphene, topological insulators and semimetals, and quantum spin liquids. The CMP has and still actively collaborates with many units within the Institute, including Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Research Interests: Mesoscopic Physics & Low Temperature Physics
Research Interests: NPEG: Nano Patterned Epitaxial Graphene, Nanoclusters in Beams
Research Interests: Quantum materials characterization and hybrid device engineering and design
Research Interests: Developing an understanding of solid-state systems at atomic length scales
Research Interests: Quantum transport and infrared optical properties of condensed matter systems, including graphene, topological insulators, Dirac/Weyl semimetals, quantum magnets, and band-engineered narrow-gap materials.
Research Interests: Theory of quantum matter: We use analytics and numerics to study entanglement in real quantum materials and designer quantum systems.
Research Interests: Thermal Energy and Mass Transport at the Nanoscale Metamaterials Physics of Photonic and Phononic Materials
Regents' & Institute Professor
Research Interests: Surface and Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Nanoscience
Elwood P. Blanchard Associate Professor
Research Interests: collective electronic and magnetic phenomena in quantum materials
Research Interests: Quantum simulation of strongly correlated electron systems using ultracold atoms. Atomic defects in solid state media.
Research Interests: Transport and correlations in low-dimensional quantum systems
Research Interests: Theoretical condensed matter and ultra-cold atomic and molecular physics: Superconductors, quantum magnets, superfluids and Bose-Einstein condensates.
Research Interests: Photoexcitation dynamics in advanced materials, ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, and quantum-mechanical light properties
Research Interests: Synthesis of functional quantum materials, Spin transport and dynamics in quantum materials and devices, Spin qubit magnetometry, Hybrid quantum devices