Theory Group of Quantum Materials at the University of Toronto
Designing new materials to achieve functional goals is one of the major challenges of modern condensed matter physics. To attain the ability to synthesize and control quantum materials, a careful consideration of how the different physical degrees of freedom such as charge, spin, orbital, and lattice, tune the properties of materials is required. The long term goal of our research is to achieve a theoretical understanding of the delicate balance among charge, spin, lattice and orbital degrees of freedom in complex materials. A few examples that we study include high temperature superconductors, topological insulators, electronic liquid crystalline materials, frustrated quantum magnets, ultra-cold atom systems, and transition metal oxide superlattices.