DC Field/High B/T Advisory Sub-Committee

* Member of Users Executive Committee

  • Joseph G. Checkelsky
  • Joseph G. Checkelsky
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department of Physics
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Bldg. 13-2074
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617-324-7762
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    Research Interests: Topological states, correlated electrons, magnetism, and superconductivity. We use a combination of materials synthesis and transport/thermodynamic probes to examine systems of interest. DC and Pulsed high magnetic fields play a crucial role in determining properties of the Fermi surface and studying field induced transitions in our studies.
    Term: 1/2019-12/2021

  • Nat Fortune
  • Nat Fortune
    Smith College
    Department of Physics
    Clark Science Center
    315 McConnell Hall
    Northampton MA 01063
    Phone: (413) 585-3980 office, (413) 585-3919 lab
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    Research Interests: Small sample calorimetric measurements and thermometry in high magnetic fields, especially at low temperatures and as a function of magnetic field orientation; magnetic-field-induced phase transitions and quantum oscillations in quasi 2D organic superconductors and 2D/3D topological materials.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Ben Hunt
  • Ben Hunt
    Carnegie Mellon
    Department of Physics
    5000 Forbes Ave.
    Wean Hall 6412
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Phone: 412-268-9918
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    Research Interests: I am interested in 2D materials and have done a majority of my research on graphene and graphene/boron nitride moire superlattices in the presence of large magnetic fields. Recently, I have been working on 2D transition-metal dichalogenide (TMD) superconductors, and the role that broken inversion symmetry and spin-orbit coupling play in their behavior in large magnetic fields. I am also interested in magnetic 2D materials and the way that proximity effects between magnetic materials and graphene can potentially lead to interesting topological states of matter.
    Term: 1/2019-12/2021

  • Jia (Leo) Li
  • Jia (Leo) Li
    Brown University
    182 Hope St
    B&H building Box 1843/physics
    Providence, RI 02912
    Phone: 4018639689
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    Research Interests: I study emergent quantum phenomena in 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures. I am particularly interested in using interfacial and proximity effects to probe, control and engineer quantum phases in 2D materials, such as fractional quantum Hall effect, superfluidity, superconductivity, and topological ferromagnetism. For example, my work on graphene double-layer structure, performed mostly at the national high magnetic field lab, has led to the experimental realization of the fractional quantum Hall effect with 2-component correlation, as well as excitonic condensate.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Philip Moll
  • Philip Moll*
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
    Institute of Materials
    MXD 341, Station 12
    Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
    Phone: +49 151 67 324036
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    Research Interests: Our research group is aimed at understanding correlated electron systems on the microscale, with an emphasis on their behavior in strong magnetic fields. We employ Focused Ion Beam micro structuring to prepare mesoscale structures from single crystals of strongly correlated materials, with a focus on pnictide high-temperature superconductors, heavy fermion systems, unconventional low-temperature superconductors and topological metals. The typical dimensions of the crystalline structures range between 50micron and 100nm, and thus allow to study the interplay between the finite size and the relevant physical length scale of the material, such as a coherence length or domain size. We are also developing new experimental techniques in high magnetic fields based on microstructures and are regular users of both the dc- and pulsed field facility.
    Term: 1/2016-12/2021

  • Janice L. Musfeldt
  • Janice L. Musfeldt
    University of Tennessee
    Department of Chemistry
    Knoxville, TN 37996
    Phone: 865-974-3392
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    Research Interests: My program focuses on the spectroscopic properties of novel materials under external stimuli such as magnetic field and pressure, in the limit of small size, and with photochemical activation and chemical substitution.
    Term: 1/2019-12/2021

  • Johannes Pollanen
  • Johannes Pollanen
    Michigan State University
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    BPS Building, 567 Wilson Rd. Rm 4216
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Phone: 517-884-5675
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    Research Interests: I am broadly interested in the interface between condensed matter physics and quantum information science (QIS). My research group works on hybrid systems comprised of trapped electrons on superfluid helium, superconducting quantum bits (qubits), color-center defects in diamond, quantum acoustic systems based on piezoelectric surface acoustic waves (SAW), and low-dimensional electron systems in semiconductors.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Sufei Shi
  • Sufei Shi
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    110 8th St.
    RI 132, RPI
    Phone: 518-276-2671
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    Research Interests: Magneto-optical spectroscopy of vdW heterostructures and strongly correlated states.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Raivo Stern
  • Raivo Stern
    Natl Institute of Chemical Physics & Biophysics
    Akadeemia tee 23, 12618 Tallinn, ESTONIA
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    Research Interests: Properties of low-D quantum magnets, magnetic field induced phases and QCP, BEC, superconductivity. My main technique is still NMR (both static and pulsed fields), also thermodynamic and magnetic (magnetization and torque) measurements at high magnetic fields.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Fazel Tafti
  • Fazel Tafti
    Boston College
    Physics Department
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Phone: 617-552-2127
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    Research Interests: An expert in electrical and thermal transport measurements under intense magnetic fields and at high pressures. He is also an expert in the crystal growth of both correlated and topological systems including intermetallics, oxides, chalcogenides, and pnictides.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Jairo Velasco
  • Jairo Velasco*
    University of California, Santa Cruz
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    Research Interests: Strongly correlated physics in two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene, multilayers of graphene, and black phosphorus. Recently, I have been working on planar tunnelling spectroscopy of 2D materials at low-temperatures and ultra-high magnetic fields. I am interested in performing direct measurements of Landau levels in 2D materials as electron-electron interactions emerge. I am also interested in scanning tunnelling microscopy/spectroscopy of 2D materials.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Sanfeng Wu
  • Sanfeng Wu
    Princeton University
    Department of Physics
    305 Jadwin Hall, Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ, 08544
    Phone: 206-669-5557
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    Research Interests: I am interested in studying strongly correlated and topological quantum matter in 2D materials and devices, especially under high magnetic fields.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Matt Yankowitz
  • Matt Yankowitz*
    University of Washington
    Department of Physics
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    3910 15th Ave. NE
    Seattle, WA 98195
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    Research Interests: Electronic and structural characterization and control of 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures, in particular those with tunable moiré superlattice bands. Focus on transport and STM characterization of correlated electronic states, superconductivity, magnetism, and the quantum Hall effect. Integration of high-pressure techniques at high magnetic field.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Andrea Young
  • Andrea Young
    University of California- Santa Barbara
    Department of Physics
    Broida Hall
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530
    Phone: 805-893-5464
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    Research Interests: Low dimensional electron systems, two dimensional materials, quantum Hall effects, strongly correlated physics, low-temperature electronic, magnetic, and thermal measurements, scanned probe microscopy.
    Term: 1/2019-12/2021


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Last modified on 13 July 2021