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Relaunch of the Quantum Science and Engineering Center

  Mason’s Quantum Material Center (QMC), one of the four Transdisciplinary Centers for Advanced Study supported by the Provost Office of Research, is now officially Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC). QSEC was established in February 2018 and has grown beyond its roots as a materials science organization to a community of Mason scientists and engineers interested in advancing quantum technology. Our members…

New publication on Valleytronics

Fairfax, VA, 2/1/2020. QMC member Dr. Patrick Vora and student Sean Oliver have recently published their work of Valleytronics in 2D Phase Change Materials, Valley phenomena in the candidate phase change material WSe2(1-x)Te2x, doi:10.1038/s42005-019-0277-7, on Communications Physics. Valleytronics and neuromorphic computing are under heavy investigation as next-generation information processing technologies. In valleytronics information is stored and manipulated by moving carriers between energy band…

Job Openings: postdoctoral research associates, magnetotransport measurements

  Fairfax, VA, 10/25/2019. Currently there is an open position for a postdoctoral research associate in  Dr. Nirmal Ghimire‘s group, primarily in the magnetotransport measurements of correlated topological materials and chiral magnets. Please contact at nghimire@gmu.edu, if you are interested. Dr. Ghimire is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University. His research interests lie in discovering and understanding novel…

QMC Student Seminar Series – Jaafar Ansari

Fairfax, VA, October 17, 2019 Last week, the Quantum Materials Center (QMC) hosted their first student seminar that allows graduate students and postdocs to present their research to the members of the QMC for feedback and review. This seminar was the first in the QMC’s student speaker series. The experience allows students to gain valuable understanding on presenting and refining their research for…

New QMC Member – Dr. Igor Mazin

Fairfax, VA, October 16, 2019 After collaborating with the Quantum Materials Center (QMC) for more than a year, Dr. Igor Mazin joined the cohort of the QMC. He will begin his position as Professor of Practice in Advanced Studies in Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics at George Mason University (GMU) later this semester. His research interests lie in electronic structure, conventional…

QMC Launch Event

Fairfax, VA, September 5, 2019 The Quantum Materials Center (QMC) recently held a Launch Event and Poster Session. Established as one of two new Transdisciplinary Centers for Advanced Study supported by the Provost Office of Research, the QMC merges the expertise of GMU scientists from the physics, engineering, and data science departments to develop a unified approach to materials discovery and exploration for…