Dr. Hwang runs a lab in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. His lab is interested in the design, growth, and characterization of materials with novel electronic and magnetic properties. He is an expert in atomic-scale synthesis of thin-film complex oxide heterostructures (films consisting of layers of different compounds), and has achieved international recognition for discovery and control of emergent phenomena in correlated electron systems at interfaces of different oxide materials and in confined geometries. He has made significant contributions to a new paradigm in materials physics – the growing appreciation that films/interfaces should not necessarily be optimized to exhibit bulk-like properties. Instead, the interface between two (often quantum) materials can exhibit novel properties not observed when bulk properties dominate. Dr. Hwang has won numerous awards, including the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize, the Ho-Am Prize in Science, the IBM Japan Science Prize in Physics, and the Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award. Dr. Hwang holds a PhD from Princeton University, and also trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
University of Tennessee, Department of Materials Science and Engineering