My research group explores the fundamental roles that dimension, topology, and symmetry play in the emergent properties of condensed matter systems. This is a natural outgrowth of our long history in nano- systems. Explorations of these so called "quantum materials" sometimes yield opportunities in the development of new technologies. Other times, they may simply instruct us on the deeper meanings and connections in our world. Both of these possibilities, the basic and the applied, are welcomed and embraced by my research team. Through our work, we hope to add our distinctive voice to the truly transformative science of this era. Pro Humanitate 



Outside of the Lab

Due to COVID-19, travel is currently suspended. However our group has taken advantage of the terrific summertime lecture series from MRS for a little collegial interaction. We highly recommend it! 

NEXT: Co-Presented by MRS, the Materials Research Society and ACerS, the American Ceramic Society,

Frontiers of Optical Fibers

Date: August 5, 2020

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

And coming in 2021:


August 23-25, 2021  Paris, France

Recent Research Results

Curiously Time Consuming Personal Projects

Wake Forest University is a deeply loved institution by most who work and study here. But it is still a largely misunderstood University, its national and world-wide rankings not withstanding. So here are a few personal reflections on what makes Wake a standout among research universities.

the PhysicsPHD@Wake Project


The interplay between the foundations of Physics and information theory represents one of our biggest challenges in this new era of Physics

Quantum Information Sciences

Friends, Influencers and Colleagues, from the steps of the MPI-FKF to the world.

The 4C11 Society


Check back a little later for more

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