Principal Investigator

Valla Fatemi
Assistant Professor, School of Applied and Engineering Physics
Office: 211 Clark Hall
Lab Location: Clark Hall G corridor (current), D corridor (Fall)
Schedule: see Contact page
Office phone: 607-255-1927

I am a condensed matter and quantum devices physicist working on topological, strongly correlated, and controlled quantum systems. Currently a post-doc in the Devoret Group (Qlab) at Yale University, I will be starting a group at Cornell University’s School of Applied and Engineering Physics. I completed my Ph.D. in the Jarillo-Herrero Group at MIT, working largely on transport in ultrathin topological insulators and contributing to groundbreaking work on strongly-correlated electronic states by designed moire superlattices. I have also conducted research on superconductor-semiconductor nanowires in the Marcus Lab and, during my undergraduate years at Columbia University, on single-molecule electronic transport in the Venkataraman and Neaton Groups.

See our Manuscripts and Scientific Interests to learn more.

About me
I am an Atlanta, Georgia, native who has developed an affinity for Northeastern climates (see my professional journey above). I enjoy playing backgammon and squash, and I collect old books, particularly on science, scientists, and history. My wife and I look forward to starting our lives with our two cats in Ithaca soon!

Post-doctoral associates and fellows

We are hiring! Please see the opportunities page.

Graduate student researchers

Luojia Zhang (Physics)

Haoran Lu (Applied Physics)

Undergraduate student researchers

Zoey Hu

Ryan Byrne

Robert HaoJia Wang

Nikolai Nekrutenko

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