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Quantum Matters in Materials Science Workshop

As a part of the JARVIS workshops series, NIST is organizing the 3rd Quantum Matters in Materials Science (QMMS) workshop in person on Feb 21-22, 2024. The workshop will be focused on quantum phenomena in emerging materials for next generation devices. All materials are inherently quantum in nature, but only when quantum phenomena manifest at the classical scale can we hope to leverage their properties for applications. Large scale initiatives such as the Materials Genome Initiative, the National Quantum Initiative, and the CHIPS for America Act represent a compelling approach to investigate quantum materials and accelerate their development for quantum information systems (QIS), for the use in future integrated circuits, and other practical industrial applications. For this approach to be successful, it is essential to have good synergy between experimental and computational work. This workshop aims at streamlining this effort. To make the workshop as effective as possible, we plan to mainly focus on 2D and 3D inorganic superconductor, topological, magnetic, and semiconducting materials, but we are not limited to those systems.

 Some of the key topics to be addressed by both theory and experiments are:
1) discovery and characterization of new superconductors/topological, magnetic, and semiconducting materials,
2) optimization of known quantum materials,
3) investigation of defect induced behavior and transitions,
4) Electronics, spintronics, and quantum memory applications,
5) challenges in applying QIS technologies at industrial scale,
6) successes and challenges in integrating next-generation materials into integrated circuits (microchips),
7) High fidelity many-body computational methods to treat quantum materials.
8) applications for quantum computing and quantum simulations


If registered participants are interested in presenting a poster, please send name, affiliation, title, and abstract to daniel.wines [at] (daniel[dot]wines[at]nist[dot]gov) no later than 10/6/2023.

Confirmed Speakers

David VanderbiltRutgers
Elif ErtekinU. Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rick RemsingRutgers
Adrienn RuzsinszkyTulane
Felipe JornadaStanford
Wolfgang WindlOhio State
Wennie WangU. Texas at Austin
Yury GogotsiDrexel
Mohammad HafeziMaryland
Sohrab Ismail-BeigiYale
Andre ClayborneGeorge Mason
Xiaofeng QianTexas A&M
Mauricio TerronesPenn State
Cheng GongMaryland
You ZhouMaryland
Deep JariwalaUPenn
Kin Fai MakCornell
Barbara JonesIBM
Vrindaa SomjitUChicago/Argonne
Jeonghwan AhnORNL
Darshana WickramaratneNRL
John LyonsNRL
Stephen HellbergNRL
Albert DavydovNIST
Daniel SundayNIST
Arnab Sen GuptaIntel
Paul HaneyNIST


2/21/2024: Day 1

Start Time 


Session Name  

Session Information 



Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from Mark VanLandingham, NIST



Welcome and Logistics

Daniel Wines, NIST



Session 1

9:25-9:45: David Vanderbilt, Rutgers

“Theory of adiabatic phonon-magnon coupling in magnetic materials”

9:45-10:05: Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, Yale

“Methods and software for localized electronic interactions: the slave-boson approach”

10:05-10:25: Elif Ertekin, UIUC

“Computation-guided design and discovery of semiconductors for thermoelectrics: how well we can do and what is missing”

10:25-10:45: Break

10:45-11:05: Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Tulane

“Excitations and quasi-excitations in jellium, and excitations in quantum materials with linear response time dependent density functional theory”

11:05-11:25: Felipe Jornada, Stanford

“Understanding exciton interactions and dephasing in 2D materials from first principles”

11:25-11:45: Paul Haney, NIST








Session 2

1:00-1:20: Yury Gogotsi, Drexel

“MXenes: 2D, Nano, Quantum – Scalable and Useful”

1:20-1:40: You Zhou, U Maryland

“Nonlinear photonics and excitonics in van der Waals heterostructures”

1:40-2:00: Kin Fai Mak, Cornell “Fractional quantum Hall states under zero magnetic field”

2:00-2:20: Break

2:20-2:40: Daniel Sunday, NIST

“X-ray Metrology for the Future of Nanofabrication”

2:40-3:00: Mauricio Terrones, Penn State

“Defect control in 2D materials: From functionalization and metal atom deposition to single photon emission and bio-applications”

3:00-3:20: Cheng Gong, U Mayland

“Efficient Control of 2D Magnets”



Poster Session


2/22/2024: Day 2 

Start Time 


Session Name  

Session Information 



Session 3

8:45-9:05: Arnab Sen Gupta, Intel

“Evidence of high remanent polarization in epitaxial thin film ferroelectric BaTiO3 integrated onto Silicon”

9:05-9:25: John Lyons, NRL

“Search and discovery of bright-exciton materials”

9:25-9:45: Jeonghwan Ahn, ORNL

“Ab initio quantum Monte Carlo study applied to two-dimensional van der Waals materials”

9:45-10:05: Vrindaa Somjit, U Chicago/ANL

“First Principles Investigations of NV-like centers in oxides”

10:05-10:25: Break

10:25-10:45: Deep Jariwala, UPenn

“Heterostructures for Extreme Electronics: From Low-Power to High Temperatures”

10:45-11:05: Wennie Wang, U. Texas Austin

“Point defects in low-dimensional materials for next-generation memory devices”

11:05-11:25: Rick Remsing, Rutgers

“Lone Pair Dynamics in Materials”

11:25-11:45: Albert Davydov, NIST









1:00-1:20: Andre Clayborne, GMU

“Understanding Superatoms using Quantum Information Science”

1:20-1:40: Mohammad Hafezi, U Maryland

“Quantum optics meets correlated electronic states”

1:40-2:00: Xiaofeng Qian, TAMU

“Nonlinear Light-Matter Interaction in 2D Quantum Materials”

2:00-2:20: Break

2:20-2:40: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State

“The Discovery and Promise of Goniopolar Materials”

2:40-3:00: Stephen Hellberg, NRL

“Strongly correlated electrons in twisted dichalcogenide bilayer”

3:00-3:20: Darshana Wickramaratne, NRL

“Shortcomings of using the SCAN functional for defects in semiconductors”



Closing Remarks

Daniel Wines, NIST

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Created August 4, 2023, Updated February 29, 2024