Theory Group of Quantum Materials at the University of Toronto

Designing novel quantum materials is one of challenging topics of modern condensed matter physics. To attain the desired functionalities of complex systems, understanding of how the different physical degrees of freedom such as charge, spin, orbital, and lattice, tune the properties of materials is required. The long term goal of our research is to achieve a theoretical understanding of emergent phenomena in complex quantum materials. We consider the delicate balance among charge, spin, lattice and orbital degrees of freedom, and their interplay which lead to rich physics. A few examples that we study include high temperature superconductors, topological insulators, topological metals, topological superconductors, electronic liquid crystalline materials, frustrated quantum magnets, ultra-cold atom systems, thermoelectric materials, and transition metal oxide superlattices.