We are a research group in the Physics Department of Vanderbilt University. We like to play with materials – such as graphene, quantum dots and nanotubes – that have dimensions close to atomic lengthscale. We make devices out of these materials that are governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Our research is driven by the following fundamental questions:
We are equally interested in potential applications of our research. We would like to:
The Bolotin group engages in nanoscale fabrication using the facilities at Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.We collaborate with many groups in deparments of Physics (Talk, Brau, Pantelides), Chemistry (Rosenthal, Cliffel), Chemical engineering (Jennings), Electrical Engineering (Davidson) on projects ranging from solar cells with graphene electrodes to graphene biosensors. We also collaborate with Graphene Laboratories, a start-up company, towards commercial applications of graphene.
Open positions: Currently looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students to work on electronic properties and device applications of graphene! Contact me via email/chat or simply stop by my office if interested.
The group: Internal group site (to track projects progress and to share relevant information). Ask me if you need to get access to it!