Nuh Gedik, the Lawrence C. (1944) and Sarah W. Biedenharn Career Development Associate Professor of Physics, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor of Physics, have been named Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
The two are among 19 winners nationwide of the foundation's Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) Initiative. Each will receive a five-year, $1.8 million grant to support their research in experimental condensed matter physics.
Gedik’s research centers on using advanced optical techniques for probing and controlling properties of quantum materials, such as topological insulators and high-temperature superconductors.
Jarillo-Herrero concentrates on quantum electronic transport and optoelectronics in novel, low-dimensional materials, such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and topological insulators.
The EPiQS Initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation aims to stimulate experimental research in the physics of quantum materials by providing some of the field’s most creative scientists with freedom to take risks and flexibility for agile change of research direction.