Quantum Materials & Nanoscience

Columbia’s nanoengineers, chemists, and condensed matter scientists study the quantum nature of matter, including optical properties, electron transport capabilities, and other quantum characteristics. Our particular focus is on atom-thin van der Waals materials, which can be stacked, twisted, and subjected to external stimuli to produce novel effects.

We are developing new materials, establishing cleaner fabrication and more perfect assembly techniques, and exploring how different quantum properties can be controlled on demand. Our goal is to advance our fundamental understanding of quantum materials and to incorporate them into novel quantum hardware. Learn more on the Quantum Materials & Nanoscience Research page.