We aim to discover, understand, and exploit novel materials and phenomena that will let us manipulate charge or spin of electrons, or phase of materials and use these in nanoscale electronic devices. The work is motivated by Grand Challenge for Future Computing:
"Create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain."
- White House announcement, October 20, 2015
By its very nature, the work is interdisciplinary including elements of condensed matter physics, materials science, and solid state electronics. Most projects are collaborations with Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering students and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, other universities, and government and industrial laboratories.