Quantum Materials Science

Quantum materials are vaguely defined as materials that don’t behave according to laws of classical physics. Examples include superconductors, complex magnets or topological materials. These materials can lead to many novel technologies, including faster computers, fault tolerant quantum computers, improved optical sensors or levitating trains. At the Princeton Materials Institute, we work to predict, synthesize, and characterize new quantum materials with new and/or improved properties.

Associated Faculty

Ravindra N. Bhatt
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Roberto Car
Ralph W. *31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Materials Institute.
Robert J. Cava
Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry
Nathalie P. de Leon
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Claire F. Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Head of Whitman College.
F. Duncan Haldane
Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics.
M. Zahid Hasan
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Andrew A. Houck
Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 P14 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Inaugural Co-director, Princeton Quantum Initiative.
David A. Huse
Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics
Stephen A. Lyon
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Associate Director, Princeton Materials Institute.
Nai Phuan Ong
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Loren N. Pfeiffer
Senior Research Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Herschel A. Rabitz
Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry
Gregory D. Scholes
William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry.
Leslie M. Schoop
Professor of Chemistry. Associate Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials.
Mansour Shayegan
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aditya Sood
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute.
Jeffrey D. Thompson
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hakan E. Türeci
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sanfeng Wu
Assistant Professor of Physics
Saien Xie
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute.
Nan Yao
Professor of the Practice, Princeton Materials Institute. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center.
Ali Yazdani
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics. Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials. Co-director, Princeton Quantum Initiative