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

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!

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

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!

New Patent Issued
Prof. Demkov and Dr. Posadas have received a patent for their recent invention related to materials integration for spintronic devices - "Efficiently injecting spin-polarized current into semiconductors by interfacing crystalline ferromagnetic oxides directly on the semiconudctor material" (US Patent No. 9,023,66 issued 05/05/2015).

Exciting New Research Opportunity!
The group is excited to announce a new research opportunity to work with IBM Zürich on non-linear optics. Both experimental and theoretical opportunities are available. For more details, please visit the IRES Program page or e-mail Prof. Demkov.