Assistant Professor Ran Cheng receives the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his project titled "CAREER: Monostructural Topological Spin-Insulatronics" with a total award of $615,000 for five years.
The goal of this project is to develop a fundamental physical understanding of the subtle interplay between electrons and magnetism in magnetic topological insulators and other exotic phases of matter from a microscopic perspective. The knowledge gained from this project will not only broaden the current landscape of condensed matter physics but also enable potential electronic devices featuring monostructural setup and highly suppressed heat production.
The NSF CAREER award funds junior faculty members for their research that is expected to form a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating research and education. The research project led by Cheng is complemented by educational activities including student mentoring, a special seminar in condensed matter physics, and the development of a new elective course in MATHEMATICA.
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