Dr. Orenstein serves as Lead Investigator of the Quantum Materials Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and also has an appointment in the Department of Physics at the University of California in Berkeley.
He is an expert in the development and application of optical techniques to probe the fundamental physics of quantum materials. Using these methods, he has made important contributions to the study of amorphous semiconductors, conducting polymers, high-Tc superconductors and spintronic materials. Dr. Orenstein has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee of the National Research Council. He also has been awarded the Frank Isakson Prize from the American Physical Society.
Dr. Orenstein earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
University of California, Berkeley Department of Physics