Mentorship and training are top priorities in the Fatemi Lab. Students undergoing a Ph.D. should expect to graduate as world experts in their research area with scientific research skills that are transferable to a broad range of future careers. I emphasize creativity and prioritize discussion of ideas generated by members of the team.
We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as we strive for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring. We want people from all backgrounds to make physics (applied or not) a satisfying career. Resources at Cornell that we draw upon are compiled here.
Skills and commonly used tools
Our experimental skillsets and tools include those in the list below. Although helpful, prior experience in these is not required.
* Indicates open-source or free, where relevant
- Quantum coherent measurement and control – couple useful papers: one and two
- Microwave circuit design, fabrication, and packaging – a couple useful papers: one and two
- Low-frequency quantum electronic transport measurements
- Cryogenics, including operation of dilution refrigerators
- Nanofabrication and metrology: lithography, thin film deposition, reactive ion etching, SEM, AFM, etc.
- van der Waals materials-specific fabrication: exfoliation, optical microscopy identification, heterostructuring, handling of air-sensitive materials. This review article gives an overview.
- * Python-based experimental control and data analysis
Other lab utilities that we use for communication, writing, and measurements include:
- * Color Oracle || Tool to make sure our usage of colors in representing data is accessible
- * Inkscape || Vector graphics editor
- * LyX || WYSIWYM-based LaTeX document writing
- * OpenDACs || Open-hardware platform for digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion at low frequencies
- Overleaf || Collaborative cloud-based LaTeX document writing
- * Zotero || Tool to collect, organize, cite, and share references
- One Bluefors dilution refrigerator system for near-zero magnetic field quantum microwave and mesoscopic superconductivity experiments
- One Bluefors dilution refrigerator system with a fast-sample exchange loader and 6-1-1 Tesla vector magnet, for quick-turnaround testing and high-field physics
- Coming soon, a dry 1-Kelvin system for quick turnaround testing at intermediate temperatures
- Quantum control hardware systems from Quantum Machines
- Custom van der Waals heterostructure assembly system
- [and more!]
Friends and current & former collaborators
|Delft University of Technology
|Chalmers University of Technology
|Carnegie Mellon University
|University of Copenhagen
|University of Copenhagen
|Université de Sherbrooke
|Niels Bohr Institute
|Nanyang Technological University
|Hebrew University of Jerusalem
|National University of Singapore
|Bernard van Heck
|Sapienza University of Rome