Bulk materials at the 2D limit can host untrivial electronic properties. My research works on exfoliating bulk topological materials, building those materials into nanodevices, and studying their transport properties under extreme conditions such as low temperature, high pressure, and strain. I have developed techniques that can apply pressure or strain to 2D nanodevices that are compatible with low-temperature measurements. Those techniques provide new tuning knobs to transport measurements so we can tune the strength of existing untrivial states and discover new states.
Advisor: Matthew Yankowitz – Physics