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Department of Physics

Dr. Fazel Tafti joins the department as an Assistant Professor


Dr. Tafti received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 2011.  His research group consists of physicists and chemists working together to discover new functional materials with a focus on superconducting, magnetic, multiferroic, and thermoelectric systems. Using an array of material synthesis and crystal growth techniques, the group tries to make higher temperature superconductors, exotic magnets, more efficient thermoelectric and energy related materials. They are also well-equipped with electrical and thermal transport measurements under high pressure and high magnetic fields. Their goal is to tune the behavior of electrons by means of both chemistry and physics methods.