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 PRISM 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 Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Robert J. Cava
Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry
Nathalie P. de Leon
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Claire F. Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering. Head of Whitman College.
F. Duncan Haldane
Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics. Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics.
M. Zahid Hasan
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Andrew A. Houck
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
David A. Huse
Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics
Stephen A. Lyon
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Engineering Physics.
Nai Phuan Ong
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Jason R. Petta
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
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Mansour Shayegan
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
James S. Smith
Lecturer, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Shivaji L. Sondhi
Professor of Physics
Jeffrey D. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hakan E. Türeci
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sanfeng Wu
Assistant Professor of Physics
Nan Yao
Senior Research Scholar, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center. Lecturer with the rank of Professor in the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Ali Yazdani
Class of 1909 Professor of Physics. Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials.