Condensed matter experimental group

Photo                                                         Name Research topics
James Forrest J.A. Forrest
  • Physics of soft materials
  • Physics of polymer thin films
  • Crystalline polymers
  • Polymer interfaces and adhesion
  • Confinement of polymer chains
  • Glass transition in confined geometry
Rob Hill R.W. Hill
  • Unconventional superconductivity
  • Quantum phase transitions
  • Transport in low dimensional materials
Dave Hawthorn D. Hawthorn
  • Condensed matter physics experiments
  • Synchrotron x-ray scattering and spectroscopy
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Unconventional magnetism and superconductivity
Stefan Idziak S.H.J. Idziak
  • Complex fluids
  • Confinement
  • Synchrotron x-Ray diffraction
Jan Kycia J. Kycia
  • Low temperature physics
  • Josephson Junctions
  • Coulomb Blockade
  • Unconventional superconductivity
Qing-Bin Lu Q.-B. Lu
  • Biophysics and biochemistry (molecular switches controlling DNA damage and cell death)
  • Ultrafast laser spectroscopic techniques
  • Nanometer-scale surface science
  • Environmental/atmospheric science (ozone depletion science)
Gunter Scholz G.A. Scholz
  • Protein aggregation. Specifically, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) fibrils. Conformational disorders in SOD have been associated with diseases like ALS (Lou Gherig).
  • Polyolefin nanocompsites that are composed of single layers of the hydrous aluminous silicate clay montmorillionite dispersed in polyethylene.