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Condensed Matter Physics Research

Goran Karapetrov, PhD in his lab

Drexel is a leader in condensed matter physics research, with faculty conducting research in a number of projects. Learn more about cutting-edge research in condensed matter physics conducted by our faculty below.

Condensed Matter Physics Research Topics

  • Mesoscopic Superconductivity
  • Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
  • Nanoscale Catalysis
  • Ultrafast Structural Dynamics
  • Raman Scattering
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Theory of Nanoshells and Carbon Nanotubes
  • Quantum Materials

Faculty Conducting Research in Condensed Matter Physics

Contact Specialization
Shyamalendu Bose
Professor Emeritus; Department of Physics
Disque Hall 915
Nanoscience, high-temperature superconductivity, theory of surfaces and interfaces, disordered systems, electron and X-ray spectroscopies of solids
Goran Karapetrov
Disque Hall 609
Experimental Solid State Physics, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Nanoscale Catalysis, Mesoscopic Superconductivity
Jonathan Spanier
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Affiliated Faculty
LeBow 440
Light-matter interactions in electronic materials, including ferroelectric semiconductors, complex oxide thin film science; laser spectroscopy, including Raman scattering
Som Tyagi
Associate Department Head for Non-Major Studies, Professor
Disque Hall 806
Nanobiophysics, Raman spectroscopy, Magnetic materials
Jorn Venderbos, Drexel Assistant Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall, 610

Theory of quantum materials: topological Insulators, topological semimetals, materials prediction and design, strongly correlated electron materials, complex electronic ordering phenomena, unconventional superconductors

Current Condensed Matter Research Projects

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Energy Materials Research Laboratory
  • Fabrication of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrates
  • Graphene
  • Metallic Nanoshells
  • Quantum Computing
  • Scanning Near-Field Microwave Microscopy
  • Ultra-Low Temperature Physics
  • Topological Quantum Materials
  • Unconventional Ordering Phenomena in Correlated Electron Systems
  • Materials Search and Design

Condensed Matter Physics Research Facilities

  • The Energy Materials Research Laboratory includes a Variable Temperature UHV Scanning Probe Microscope installed in an STC-50 rated acoustic chamber.
  • Ultrafast Structural Dynamics Laboratory includes a transient electron diffraction setup with sub-picosecond temporal resolution
  • The Magnetic Material Laboratory conducts research on amorphous magnetic thin films and fiber optical sensors.
  • The Surface Science Laboratory has a scanning probe microscopy to study surface structure interfaces at the atomic level.
  • The Ultra-Low Temperature Laboratory has a dilution refrigerator, 3He and 4He cryostats and microwave sources to study quantum phenomena in nano- and microscale devices, superconducting qubits, nanostructures, and quantum fluids and solids.