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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Molecular Engineering and Materials Center
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
36 Bagley Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1700 [email protected]
The University of Washington MRSEC is supported by the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number DMR-2308979. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the PI(s) and do not
necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.