NISE Department
A common theme underlying the projects in Parkin’s department is the creation of atomically engineered materials with novel properties. These “unnatural” materials are created by the deposition of atomically thick thin films using techniques ranging from molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, magnetron and ion beam sputtering to atomic layer deposition. Cognitive and spintronic materials are explored as well as research into hybrid and exotic materials ... more
Theory Department
The focus of our research is on the following topics: Ab-initio theory of superconductivity, Optical properties of solids, Analysis and control of electron dynamics, Quantum transport, Correlated electron-nuclear motion, Development of functional theories for static and time-dependent quantum systems, Ab-initio theory of strongly-correlated systems, Oxidic surfaces and interfaces, Magnetic nanostructures and Magnons in complex materials ...
NINT Department

Moore’s Law is ending, opening up exciting possibilities for computers with new architectures and form factors.  The research in the Poon Department will be centered on 3D multi-technology microsystems.  A major theme of our research will be devices and systems that bring nanotechnology into brains, so that we may “bring brains into nanotechnology.” Our goal is to advance computing and neuro-science/medicine...


Max Planck Research Groups

Current-Carrying Quantum Dynamics (CCDQ)
The independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) "Current-Carrying Quantum Dynamics" (CCQD) led by Dr. Ingo Barth was started in December 2014. The research of the CCQD group focuses on three research subareas: Ionization dynamics in strong circularly polarized laser fields, Analysis and control of electron and nuclear currents, Development and documentation of STEM terms in German sign language. more
<p align="center">Alexander von Humboldt Sofja Kovalevskaja Group Mazhar Ali</p>

The Alexander von Humboldt Sofia Kovalevskaja Group is led by Dr. Mazhar Ali and began operation in December of 2016. We are working on an interdisciplinary approach to using and exploring properties of topological materials and applying lessons learned from the field of topology in new ways. Our research topics include; investigation of Hall effects and their dependence on Berry curvature and Fermi surface geometry, exploring properties of Josephson Junctions made from topological materials, using topological compounds to assist in the detection of dark matter, and exploring the interplay of frustrated magnetism with unconventional topology in exfoliable 2D materials (including spin liquid candidates).


Max Planck Fellow Groups

Max Planck Fellow Group Ingrid Mertig
The activities of the Max Planck Fellow Group started in 2007. We do basic research in the field of solid state theory. We are interested in a material-specific and parameter-free description of nanostructured systems. Our research is based on density functional theory formulated in terms of Green functions. more
Max Planck Fellow Group Wolf Widdra
The Max Planck Fellow group under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Wolf Widdra started in July 2010 in the field of experimental surface science. The group focuses on the atomic and electronic structure of oxide surfaces and thin films. Methodologically, the Fellow group focuses on laser-based photoemission and developed high-repetition-rate pulsed laser sources with tunable photon energies between 1.5 and 40 eV. more
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