Advanced Atomic Design Lab
The Alex Demkov Group

Welcome to the Demkov Materials Physics Group!

Our current research is focused on the physics of oxide heterostructres. We work on the quantum theory of real materials, and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). We do both theoretical and experimental research. Owing to the complexity of these problems, our research requires high performance computing, most of which is done at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), and the state of the art MBE Lab . Below and to the right is a list of our most recent papers (a full list is available under the publications tab).

We are always interested in recruiting new students who are interested in condensed matter physics, and hope you will consider our group for your studies.

Demkov Group News


Appl. Phys. Lett. Cover
Our recent paper on the piezoelectric modulation of the NLO response of BTO thin films was featured on the cover of the September issue of Applied Physics Letters!
APL September 2018 Cover.

J. Appl. Phys. Cover
Our recent paper on STO/LAO quantum wells was featured on the cover of the July issue of the Journal of Applied Physics!
JAP July 2018 Cover.

Hosung Seo accepts first professor position at Ajou University
Demkov group alumni Hosung Seo has accepted his first position as an Assistant Professor at Ajou University. He is also currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering. Congratulations Hosung!

Outstanding thesis award
Patrick's thesis was awarded the Best Thesis Award by the Physics Department for Summer 2017, the second one for the Demkov group this year. Congratulations Patrick!

Patrick Ponath graduates and joins LAM Research
Congratulations Patrick, and best of luck at LAM Research!

Outstanding thesis award
Kristy's thesis was awarded the Best Thesis Award by the Physics Department for Spring 2017. Congratulations Kristy!

Kristy Kormondy graduates and joins Intel
Congratulations Kristy, and best of luck at Intel!


Kurt joins Applied Materials Congratulations to Demkov group alumni Kurt Fredrickson on his new position at Applied Materials!