#### Theory

Theoretical physicists at Michigan carry out research both in traditional Condensed Matter physics and in the field of Complex Systems using methods originally developed to understand the properties of matter. Active theoretical efforts address topological insulators, nonlinear systems driven out of equilibrium, biophysics, soft condensed matter, nano-science, quantum circuits, quantum computing, superconductivity, vortex dynamics, dynamical instabilities, nonlinear collective transport phenomena, and network theory.

#### Experiment

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics research at Michigan spans a wide variety of experimental techniques and topics. Much of the work involves overlap with applied physics, complex systems, optics and biophysics.

**General topics** studied include topological insulators; soft condensed matter; semiconductor physics and devices; quantum optics and quantum computing; metamaterials, photonics, optoelectronics and non-linear optics; thermoelectricity and ferroelectricity; solar energy conversion, light emission and lasing, strongly correlated and low dimensional electron systems; magnetism, optically induced magnetism, spins in semiconductors, and pattern formation in non-equilibrium systems.

**Materials preparation** includes molecular beam epitaxy, organic thin film deposition, and microfabrication.

**Experimental techniques** include low temperature and high magnetic field electrical transport; thermal transport; scanning tunneling and other microscopies; optical and ultrafast spectroscopies; x-ray and inelastic light scattering; and synchrotron and laboratory electron and x-ray spectroscopy.

**Materials and devices** studied include thin films; single electron transistors; organic and inorganic semiconductors; semiconductor quantum dots, wells, and superlattices; light emitting diodes; solar cells, lasers, detectors, low dimensional compounds and fabricated structures; rare earth, transition metal and actinide compounds and alloys; complex fluids.

#### Faculty:

**Theory**

Charles Doering - Mathematical physics, stochastic and fluid dynamics

Sharon Glotzer - Computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly, and materials design

Emanuel Gull - Computational condensed matter physics, many-body theory, strongly correlated systems, numerical methods for correlated systems

Xiaoming Mao - Soft condensed matter, materials physics, statistical physics

Mark Newman - Complex systems, statistical physics, networks

Franco Nori - Quantum computing, vortex dynamics, superconductivity, complex systems, biophysics

David Lubensky - Theoretical biophysics

Leonard M. Sander - Complex systems, statistical physics, biophysics

Robert S. Savit - Complex systems, statistical physics, biophysics

Kai Sun - Condensed matter physics, strongly correlated many-body systems, topological states of matter

Kevin Wood - Complex systems, statistical physics, population dynamics, biophysics

**Experiment**

Roy Clarke - X-ray, materials research, magnetic and ferroelectric nanostructures

Steven Cundiff - Ultrafast optics, ultrafast spectroscopy, semiconductors, AMO

Robert Deegan - Hydrodynamics, complex fluids, pattern formation, complex systems

Hui Deng - single and coupled solid-state quantum systems, matter-light interactions, quantum state generation, optical vortices, wide bandgap materials, AMO

Stephen Forrest - Organic thin film semiconductors, MBE III-V semiconductor growth, optoelectronics, energy devices

Rachel Goldman - Electronic materials science, molecular-beam epitaxy, scanning tunneling microscopy

Cagliyan Kurdak - Quantum transport in mesoscopic and low dimensional systems, single electron devices

Lu Li - Novel magnetic properties, novel oxide interfaces, frustrated quantum magnets, strongly correlated systems

Roberto D. Merlin - Light scattering, ultrafast optics, AMO, collective excitations, metamaterials

Bradford G. Orr - AFM/STM imaging, surfaces and interfaces, nanoscience, Biophysics

Stephen C. Rand - Nonlinear optics, AMO

Vanessa Sih - Optical spectroscopy, spins in semiconductors, nanophotonics, AMO

Duncan Steel - Quantum dots, nonlinear optical spectroscopy, AMO, Biophysics

Ctirad Uher - Thermoelectrics, thermal transport, diluted magnetic semiconductors, MBE V-VI semiconductors

Michal Zochowski - Complex systems, network dynamics, Biophysics, neuroscience

Liuyan Zhao - correlated electron systems, strong spin-orbit coupled systems, two-dimensional systems; ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics