Correlated Electron Physics in Complex Oxides

Research by Dr. Maitri Warusawithana


Dr. Warusawithana’s research lies at the intersection of experimental condensed matter physics, materials science and chemistry. His expertise is in the growth and study of thin crystalline films. These are two-dimensional sheets of atoms precisely crafted at the ultimate single molecular layer thickness using the technique of molecular beam epitaxy. The focus of his research is on investigating correlated electronic physics in complex oxides and related materials. His research interests include,

• Quantum transport properties of strongly correlated systems and systems with reduced dimensionality.
• Spin based devices on semiconductors – injection, manipulation, transport and detection
• Modifying collective states through atomically abrupt heteroepitaxial interfaces
• Materials engineering at the nanoscale for tailored functionality and quantum devices