Carries out theoretical work on superconductivity, electronic structure and magnetism.
Emphasizes an integrated materials synthesis and science program that focuses on correlated electron transition metal oxides, chalcogenides with enhanced thermoelectric performance, and novel superconductors, including pnictides and cuprates.
Research to develop, characterize and investigate the properties of magnetic thin films and superlattices.
Synthesis and characterization of molecular materials that have novel magnetic, conductive, and catalytic properties..
Computational effort utilizing electronic structure methods and molecular dynamics simulations to study properties of new materials at the molecular level.
Carries out investigations on high temperature superconductors, disordered solids and liquids, magnetoresistive oxides, and magnetic surfaces and interfaces.
Provides instrument development expertise.
Emphasizes studies of magnetic vortex systems in high temperature superconductors.
Conducts theoretical and experimental studies of active self-assembled materials
The Surface Chemistry Group encompasses two main areas: directed energy interactions with surfaces (DEIS) and the growth and characterization of nanostructured thin films (NTF).
Utilizes synchrotron radiation facilities for study of structures and electronic properties of materials.
Provides the primary focus and organization for the development of the Basic Energy Sciences Synchro-tron Radiation Center at the Advanced Photon Source.
Detector development, analytical chemistry method development and chemical warfare agent chemistry.
Explores the behavior of magnetic, ferroelectric and resistive switching structures at the nanoscale.
A particular focus on the use of in-situ 3D microscopy to explore the nanoscale behavior.