Welcome to the Shen Laboratory
We focus on the emergent properties of quantum materials, and the development of novel instrumentation to investigate them.
We study a variety of materials, such as high-temperature superconductors, topological insulators, and quantum materials at the atomically thin limit. By probing their interaction with electromagnetic radiation—ranging from x-rays to the ultraviolet, and into the microwave regime—we gain deeper insights into the underlying physics governing their emergent properties.
Our current research involves the study of emergent properties in quantum materials, particularly strongly correlated electron systems such as the cuprate and iron-based unconventional superconductors, as well as topological and 2D materials, and thin films.
While our primary experimental tool is angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), we also perform experiments using resonant x-ray scattering and near-field microwave microscopy techniques.More about quantum materials
The Shen group has made important contributions to our understanding of quantum materials and development of cutting edge instrumentation for over 30 years. A history of our highlights are displayed below, and a complete list of our publications may be found here.