My research aims to study electrical transport in two-dimensional (2D) materials and 2D heterostructures. Particularly, I am interested in the 2D topological insulator WTe2 and its complex interactions with graphene. I have also been developing a two-axis rotator for use on a dilution refrigerator to study magnetic anisotropy of low-dimensional materials below 1 Kelvin. My research on highly anisotropic materials like WTe2 is primarily concerned with fundamental physical mechanisms, and it is my hope that by gaining a better understanding of these materials, new applications can be discovered as well. These include highly efficient, atomically-thin thermoelectric devices for use in energy and heat efficient microelectronic components or energy harvesting.
Advisor: David Cobden – Physics