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Condensed Matter
Soft Condensed Matter
Research includes rheology; nonlinear fluids, including liquid crystals, polymers and polymer blends, and yieldstress materials; polymer interfaces; flow instabilities.The Levich Institute
Researcher: Areas of current interest
Joel Koplik: Theoretical fluid mechanics; molecular dynamics of fluid flow
Hernan Makse: Condensed matter, granular matter; soft condensed matter physics
Mark Shattuck: Experimental fluid mechanics, transport processes, complex fluids
Condensed matter experiment & nanomaterials
Research includes the development and application of new methods in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and imaging; transport and magnetic properties of a variety of materials, mostly at low temperatures; magnetic properties of molecular nanomagnets, sometimes referred to as singlemolecule magnets; surface reactions of oxygen with crystalline SiC; preparation and characterization of a variety of crystalline and amorphous semiconductor and insulating films; optical spectroscopic techniques to study correlatedelectron systems and nanosystems; physical properties of electron systems of reduced dimensionality.Researcher: Areas of current interest
Lia Krusin: Complex & multifunctional low‐dimensional materials/systems. physics of complex nanostructured materials; strong electron correlations; quantum phase transitions; superconductivity
Vinod Menon: Photonics, Condensed Matter Experiment
Carlos Meriles: Micro/nano scale magnetic resonance, optical detection and control of nuclear and electronic spins, schemes for polarization enhancement. novel magnetic resonance, optical NMR
Myriam Sarachik: Transport and Magnetic Measurements at Low Temperature, Molecular magnets, Dilute electrons in two dimensions, Topological insulators. physics of solids at low temperatures, MI transitions, magnetic materials, molecular magnetism
Sergey Vitkalov: Quantum Transport in Low Dimensional Electron Systems. experimental condensed matter physics, low temperature physics, microwave physics
Nanomaterials
Researcher: Areas of current interestDavid Crouse (Electrical Engineering, Center for Advanced Technology)
Stephen O'Brien (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering)
Maria Tamargo (Chemistry): Molecular beam epitaxy growth and characterization of semiconductor materials for photonics and electronics
Condensed matter theory
Research includes strongly correlated systems in low dimensions; materials science, surface science, sonoluminescence; interaction of light with matter; statistical mechanics; symmetry and symmetry breaking in condensed matter.Researcher: Areas of current interest
Joseph Birman: Condensed Matter Theory: Symmetry and Symmetry Breakup, Theoretical Physics  Condensed Matter Theory, Dynamical Symmetry & Symmetry Breaking in Many Body Problem, Coexistence of Competing Collective Effects (Superconductivity and Ferroelectricity), NanoPhysical Effects, Optical Properties of Condensed Matter Systems, BoseEinstein Condensation Effects
Harold Falk: Statistical mechanics, spinsystem techniques and focus on mathematically exact results, the evolution of discretetime, nonlinear and stochastic models
Pouyan Ghaemi: Graphene and Topological insulators, High temperature superconductivity in pnictides and cuprates, Thermoelectric transport, Heavy Fermion systems
Joel Gersten: Materials Science, sonoluminescence, surface physics, interaction of light and charged particles with solids, and STEM
Hernan Makse: Structure and dynamics of complex networks, Granular matter and jamming
Alexander Punnoose: Quantum phase transitions: Twodimensional metalinsulator transition; Time reversal symmetry breaking in strongly correlated electronic systems. Spinorbit effects in twodimensional electron systems. Exactly solvable problems: Bethe Ansatz; quantum inverse scattering methods. Electron transport in biological systems.