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Di Xiao

Materials Science and EngineeringIRG 2Research Faculty

The Xiao lab works on theoretical condensed matter physics with applications in energy-efficient quantum electronics and quantum computing. Di's reseach areas focus on developing novel ways to probe and control magnetism in van der Waals materials. He investigates novel phenomena, including transport and optical signatures of topological phases and heterostructure engineering of novel quantum states.

Serena Eley

Electrical EngineeringIRG 2Research Faculty

In the Eley Quantum Materials Group, Eley researches the role of disorder on electronic and magnetic properties of quantum materials and devices, including the vortex-defect interactions in superconductors, skyrmion-defect interactions in magnetic materials, and the effects of material microstructure on energy loss in superconducting circuits.

Juan Carlos Idrobo

Materials Science and EngineeringIRG 1IRG 2Research Faculty

Juan Carlos Idrobo is an Associate Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department. His research consists in applying analytical techniques in electron spectroscopy within monochromated and aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy to study the structure, electronic, magnetic, thermal, optical and topological properties of materials.

Arthur Barnard

Materials Science and EngineeringPhysicsIRG 2Research Faculty

Arthur Barnard is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering. Arthur's research group is the Classical and Quantum Nano-Systems Lab at the University of Washington. The group uses novel probes to study emergent physical phenomena in nanoscale systems from room temperature down to ~10 mK, focusing on nanomechanical motion and correlated electronic states.

Ting Cao

Materials Science and EngineeringAI CoreIRG 2Research Faculty

Ting Cao is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering. Research in the Cao group primary focuses on the electronic structures, excited-state properties, and light-matter interactions of one- and two-dimensional material systems.

Alexandra Velian

ChemistryIRG 2IRG 2 Co-LeadIRG Leaders

Alexandra Velian is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Research in the Velian group is centered on creating deterministic and modular syntheses for atomically defined nanostructures, with emergent physical and chemical properties. Of special interest are Single Atom Catalysts, designed to tackle the transformation of small molecules that are critical to an environmentally sustainable future.

Mo Li

Electrical EngineeringPhysicsIRG 2Research Faculty

Mo Li is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics. Research in Li lab focuses on integrated and quantum photonic systems, optoelectronic devices and materials, optomechanics, NEMS/MEMS, and spintronics.

Matthew Yankowitz

PhysicsIRG 2Research Faculty

Matt Yankowitz is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Washington, with a joint appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Research in his group focuses on the investigation of topology, correlations, magnetism, and symmetry in two-dimensional quantum materials. His group primarily characterizes atomically-thin van der Waals materials and heterostructures using a combination of electrical transport and scanning probe microscopy.

Xiaodong Xu

Materials Science and EngineeringPhysicsIRG 2Research Faculty

Xiaodong Xu is Boeing Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Physics, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Washington. His group is interested in understanding the optical, electronic, and quantum properties of novel solid state nanostructures by device design, optical spectroscopy, electrical transport, and scanning photocurrent microscopy/spectroscopy measurements.

Jiun-Haw Chu

PhysicsIRG 2IRG 2 Co-LeadIRG Leaders

Jiun-Haw Chu joined the Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor in March 2016. His research is focused on synthesis and characterization of materials with unconventional electronic and magnetic ground states, such as high temperature superconductors and topological insulators. The ultimate goal is to understand and control these emergent quantum behaviors and apply them to energy and information technology.