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Quantum Materials are expected to play pivotal roles in the second quantum revolution for understanding exotic quantum phenomena and manipulating quantum states by harvesting quantum coherence, entanglement, and topology. They may bring unprecedented applications in advanced quantum metrology, quantum sensing, quantum information and processing, and revolutionizing the design and discovery of materials and chemicals. The multidisciplinary research of Quantum Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering bridges materials physics with chemistry, theory, and experiment in close collaboration with faculty in other departments and colleges at Texas A&M University as well as other universities. The research themes include:

  1. Functional defects and artificial structures with on-demand single-photon emission for photonic quantum applications.
  2. Novel nonlinear optical materials and structures for ultrafast nonlinear optics, nonlinear biosensing and imaging, efficient generation of entangled photon pairs for quantum computing and quantum sensing, and all-optical transistor and computer.
  3. Topological quantum materials where nontrivial topology offers potential routes to protect quantum states with potential applications in low-dissipation quantum electronics and quantum computing.
  4. Artificial nanostructures and patterns such as Moiré superlattices where electronic states can be delicately controlled for understanding and manipulating correlation in the quantum state of matter.

Core Faculty

Raymundo Arróyave

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Chancellor EDGES Fellow
  • Engineering Dean’s Research Fellow
  • Segers Family Dean's Excellence Professor
Raymundo Arróyave

Sarbajit Banerjee

  • Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Davidson Chair in Science
Sarbajit Banerjee

Pao-Tai Lin

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics and Remote Sensing (MiPRoS) Laboratory
Pao-Tai Lin

Xiaofeng Qian

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • AZZ Inc. Fellow
Xiaofeng Qian

Patrick Shamberger

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Materials Science & Engineering
  • AZZ Inc. Fellow
Patrick Shamberger