Condensed Matter Physics

Theoretical Nanoelectronics
We develop, devise and study theories of nano-scale quantum devices such as semiconductor quantum dots and single-molecule transistors, using advanced analytical and numerical techniques of quantum many-body physics such as renormalization group methods and field theory. We work closely with experimental collaborators across the globe.
For more information, please contact Andrew Mitchell

 

Topological Quantum Matter
We study new materials hosting topological non-trivial quantum states, such as topological insulators, Dirac and Weyl semimetals, spin liquids, and nanowire/supercondutor hybrid devices, focusing on electronic scattering, localization, interactions, and disorder, with an outlook towards novel technological applications.
For more information, please contact
Andrew Mitchell

 

Soft Matter Modelling Group
We use mesoscopic computer simulation methods to model dynamics of biomolecules, colloids, and biointerfaces. Topics of current interest include modelling protective function of endothelium and similar biomimetic surfaces and self-propulsion of microorganisms and artificial microswimmers.
For more information, please contact Vladimir Lobaskin

 

Nano Photonics Group
Research centres on studying processes that occur on the nanoscale, specifically understanding optical processes that exist on the nanometre length scale and developing and applying emerging nano-imaging techniques.
For more information, please contact James Rice

 

Plasmonics and Ultrafast NanoOptics Group
Research includes fundamental physical research to applications in the biological and medical sectors. The overall research goal is to develop optical and spectroscopic "imaging" methods capable of sensitivity to both primary and secondary structural properties of proteins embedded in biological samples.
For more information, please contact Dominic Zerulla