Materials Science and Engineering: Superconductivity, Magnetism, Solid State Chemistry

Faculty: Dr. Theo Siegrist


Materials play a key role in our civilization, with functional materials used in many applications. We are interested in materials where properties can be tuned over a large parameter space. We focus our interest on novel superconductors with exceptional performance for applications in magnetic field generation.

Magnetic materials are studied to explore the interactions between magnetic spins, and how these interactions result in magnetic order at different temperatures.

Solid State Chemistry explores these structure-property relationships at the atomic level. We use solid state chemistry techniques to synthesize our materials in polycrystalline or single crystalline form, followed by further characterization of their physical properties.