Jörn Venderbos, PhD, heads the Quantum Condensed Matter Theory group focused on the study of quantum materials, with an emphasis on topological materials and unconventional ordering phenomena. His research is aimed at understanding the fundamental properties of novel quantum materials, predicting and designing new materials for applications in quantum information science, and developing tools to describe the collective behavior of correlated electron systems. His research is motivated by the goal of using the central pillars of quantum physics as a resource for materials science and engineering. To this end, the Quantum Condensed Matter Theory group maintains close connections with experimental groups, both in solid state physics and materials science.
Venderbos joined the Drexel faculty in 2019 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Physics (CoAS) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (CoE). Prior to joining Drexel he was a postdoctoral research associate, first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was partially supported by a Rubicon Fellowship, and subsequently at the University of Pennsylvania.