Understanding and harnessing quantum states of matter

Our research combines scanning probe microscopy with electronic transport measurements to study quantum materials and utilize them for emerging technologies, such as quantum computing.

Research Directions:


  • Materials: Engineer new classes of robust electronic states in hybrid materials systems (for example, topological states in heterostructures of 2D materials or Majorana fermions — the building blocks of a topological quantum computer — which can be created at the interface of a superconductor and semiconductor)

  • Nanoscale imaging and sensing: Employ microwave impedance microscopy to visualize electronic states at temperatures down to 10 mK

  • Quantum devices: Use device nanofabrication to explore phenomena in reduced dimensions and utilize electronic states for next-generation computing

Open Positions
We seek to build a diverse and creative team of scientists with expertise spanning physics, engineering, and materials science. Inquiries for positions at all levels are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Monica Allen.