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Foundational Materials Science

The Foundational Materials Science Section focuses on understanding, controlling, and characterizing heterogeneities across length scales and their impact on structure and properties.

This section encompasses the following research groups:

Correlated Electron Materials Group — Performs research to develop correlated, topological, and quasi-2D quantum materials in bulk crystalline systems, and to understand and control their electronic and magnetic behaviors.

Neutron and X-ray Scattering Group — Develops and applies unique diffraction and thermophysical property measurement methods to characterize phase stability, residual stress, texture, thermal transport and thermal imaging of complex materials.

Quantum Heterostructures Group — Designs and synthesizes new functional oxides, topological quantum materials, artificial crystals, epitaxial thin films, and heterostructures by pulsed-laser deposition and molecular beam epitaxy.


Distinguished R&D Staff and Section Head of Foundational Materials Science
Jason Gardner