Research Capabilities and Impact
Our research in electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials makes modern computation and communication possible.
The electronics in optical communication systems, electric motors, and photovoltaic cells, for instance, rely on electrical, magnetic and optical properties of a select group of materials: semiconductors, metals, organics and oxides. Our research activities involve the synthesis, study or use of thin films, which are the fundamental building block of semiconductors and other electronic devices. Additionally, several research groups specialize in 2D materials that are just one atomic or molecular layer thick, and possess expertise in the electronic and physical properties of surfaces.