Atomically-thin materials, physics and applications

Welcome to our homepage! We are a new group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, located at the foothills of the Wasatch mountains in picturesque Salt Lake City. We study emergent physical phenomena in atomically-thin materials such as graphene, chalcogenides, topological insulators and heterostructures of these new materials.

The Deshpande group uses low-temperature electrical transport spectroscopy and develops novel hybrid experimental tools using high-frequency and optical techniques to study nano-fabricated devices from these materials. Our aim is to explore the rich physics arising in these materials due to the combination of electronic correlations, topology and quantum confinement. We are also interested in potential applications resulting from the remarkable physical properties of these new materials.