Welcome to the Quantum Materials and Nanodevice Laboratory homepage. 

We are a research group in the Physics and Astronomy Department at San Francisco State University. Our research focuses on the electronic, optical and electro-optical properties of nanoscale devices made from two-dimensional system and zero dimensional systems. These devices are made from a recently discovered family of materials which are atoms thick. These materials include graphene, one atom thick carbon membrane, and transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, and WSe2). The zero dimensional materials include quantum dots and different nano-particles.  

We are equally interested in developing the applications of our devices ranging from efficient solar cells to biomedical applications.  

We are currently looking for graduate and undergraduate students. Students from the engineering departments are also encouraged. We have several openings for motivated graduate and undergraduate students to work on electronic, optical and electro-optical properties of low dimensional materials and different nanodevices. If interested, please stop by the office (TH317) or contact me via e-mail. Our lab is located in Thornton Hall (TH208).  

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September 4th, 

SFSU published a news article about our research. (Link)

August 9th, 2019 

Hao Lee's paper has been accepted in ACS Applied materials and interfaces. 

October 9th, 2018

A new paper in ACS Photonics

August 23rd, 2018

We are going to receive a cool cryo-magnet system (NSF  MRI Award). We thank NSF.  

August 28th, 2017

Our research on TMD based photodetector has received NSF funding. We thank NSF.