Research Summary: To engineer semiconductor nanosystems where interactions can be controlled and studied. Systems of interest are quantum wires, quantum wells, and quantum Hall effect. The quantum numbers to be manipulated are the spin index, valley index, and layer index in multilayer systems, measured at low temperatures and high magnetic fields where Luttinger liquids, quantum Hall ferromagnets, and multi-valley systems can be probed. This research will have applications in quantum information processing and cryogenic thermoelectrics

Affiliated Research Division: SSP - Solid State & Photonics

Honors and awards

NSF CAREER Award 2008: "Bose-Einstein Condensation Using Different Flavors of Electrons"
Teacher of the Year 2008, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (VIDEO)


ETOPiA - Engineering Transdisciplinary Outreach Project in the Arts "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn (VIDEO)

Archived Seminars

"Topological Insulators: Electronic Materials for the Sorcerer's Apprentice"( VIDEO),
Meet the EECS Faculty Lecture, Northwestern University, March 30, 2011

"Luttinger Liquids and the Exotic World of One-Dimensional Conductors" (VIDEO)
Meet the EECSFaculty Lecture, Northwestern University, November 1, 2007

"Bending the Quantum Hall Effect -- Metallic and Insulating States in One-Dimension" (SLIDES + AUDIO), UC Santa Barbara, October 13, 2005

"Tunneling into a Sharp QHE Edge" (SLIDES + AUDIO) UC Santa Barbara, August 10, 1998