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. To see our poster on research, click here.  

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

Postdoctoral Position available: We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow (10/2019). Please send your CV to the PI. The research focus is on the understanding of the electrical and optoelectrical properties of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures. The applicant should have experiences in 2D vdW fabrication, cryogenic electronic transport, optoelectrical measurements and magnetotransport measurements. More details are HERE


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 the Thornton Hall (TH208).  

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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.  

July 28th, 2017

Alexe's paper got published in the applied physics letter (Link). Congratulations to all. 

May 9th, 2017

Kyle's paper got published in ACS Nano (Link). Congratulations to all! 

December 4th

SFSU has made a news story on our work (Link).   

October 5th

Alex's paper got accepted in the Journal of Physical chemistry-C [paper]. Congratulations!

May 5, 2016

Alexander Yore has won first place in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences category of the CSU Student Research Competition hosted at CSU Bakersfield. Congratulations Alexander!

June 12, 2015

Newaz group has been awarded an Individual Investigator and Collaborative Grant from SFSU. 

June 1, 2015

A paper on tuning the coupling between QDS and MoS2 has been published in Nano Letters

Sept 8th, 2014: The website has launched.