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, led by Prof. Joaquin Fernandez Rossier. My research focuses on theoretical condensed matter physics, in particular electronic and magnetic properties of quantum materials.I am particularly interested in topological, magnetic and interaction induced properties in two-dimensional materials. The possibility of stacking 2D materials represents an exciting platform to engineer systems where competing forces coexist, such as superconductivity, magnetism, Moire patterns or frustration, potentially giving rise to exotic topological states.
I also develop computational tools to address different types of problems mainly using tight binding models, computing electronic transport, magnetic responses, interaction effects and topological characterization. Most of the programs I develop are frequently uploaded and are freely available for download and use.
The main topics that I have been working on recently are
- Topological superconductivity with antiferromagnetic insulators
- Electric control of gauge fields in twisted bilayer graphene
Other topics that I am working/interested in are:
- Magnetism and spin properties of graphene
- Quantum criticality and entanglement
- Single atoms on surfaces
- Density functional theory methods
- Interplay between magnetism and superconductivity
- Machine learning techniques for condensed matter