About


My name is Jose Lado and I am currently an ETH Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich, with Prof. Manfred Sigrist and Prof. Oded ZIlberberg. Previously, I was in the Theory of Nanostructures group at INL, lead by Prof. Joaquin Fernandez Rossier. My research focuses on theoretical condensed matter physics, focusing on electronic and magnetic properties of quantum materials.

I study electronic and magnetic properties of graphene and related materials. To do so, I develop computational tools to address different types of problems mainly using tight binding models: electronic transport in the quantum regime, magnetic responses of materials and topological characterization of electronic systems. Most of the programs I develop are frequently uploaded and are freely available for download and use. I am familiar with density functional methods, whose results I use as input for my own codes, and to study complex oxides and atoms on surfaces.

Some particular problems that I am working/interested in are:

  • Magnetism and spin properties of graphene
  • Quantum criticality and entanglement
  • Topological electronic states
  • Single atoms on surfaces
  • Interplay between magnetism and superconductivity


Short CV

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