Welcome to Zhao Research Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Michigan! Our group focuses on discovering, understanding, and eventually controlling novel electronic and magnetic phases hosted in a broad class of quantum materials, both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) ones. We utilize and develop femtosecond laser based techniques, including linear and nonlinear, static and ultrafast, and elastic and inelatistic optical spectroscopy and microscopy, to investigate the fascinating properties of these novel electronic and magnetic phases with symmetry, time, spectral and spatial resolutions.
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We are looking for one postdoctoral scholar to join us in late 2023 or early 2024, with experience with ultrafast optics, or photonics, or magneto-optics. If you are interested, please email Liuyan at email@example.com.
In addition, we also look for a master or a phd student with interest at the intersection of condensed matter physics and machine learning, joint with Gongjun Xu (website) in statistics.
Congratulations to Youngjun and Xiaoyu for their paper published at Nature Photonics (Link)! - September 28, 2023
Congratulations to Zeliang on his paper published at Nature Communications (Link)! - August 29, 2023
Congratulations to Laura on her graduation, and wish her the best in her grad school :) - June 1, 2023
Xiaoyu's work on ferro-rotational domains is published as a PRB Letter (Link), congratulations! - May 24, 2023
Xiangpeng, Hongchao, and Zeliang's work on twisted double bilayer CrI3 is published at Nature Physics (Link), congratulations! - May 18, 2023
Youngjun's News and Views is published at Nature Materials (Link), congratulations! - May 3, 2023
Welcome Daiki Sekine! - April 17, 2023
Congratulations, Laura, on her paper published at Scientific Report (Link)! - April 15, 2023
Congratulations on Weizhe receiving the Peter Franken Award! - April 5, 2023
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We gratefully acknowledge support from the following sources. And we sincerely thank our collaborators for working together on exciting projects.