Our research covers a broad range of topics in condensed matter theory, ranging from formal many-body theory to electronic and spintronic devices. Research projects carried out in the group, with the help of many international collaborators, include
- Time-dependent current-density functional theory of charge, spin, and energy transport in nanoscale conductors;
- Continuum mechanics of quantum many-body systems;
- Collective effects in low-dimensional electron liquids, graphene, and cold atoms;
- Many-body effects in spin-orbit coupled materials – including spin Hall effect, spin Coulomb drag, and their application to spintronics;
- Current and spin dynamics in hybrid magnetic, organic, and oxide structures and devices.
Current funding for research provided by NSF and DOE.