Materials for Quantum Technologies

We build theoretical and computational frameworks that are tightly integrated with experiments to predict electronic and quantum-coherent properties of materials. A major focus is on defects in wide-band gap semiconductors, in search of promising systems for the realization of quantum bits, or qubits, in solid-state environments. Our current emphasis is on diamond, silicon carbide and aluminum nitride. We also study materials for neuromorphic computing applications, in particular transition metal oxides. These applications are inspired by neural networks of the brain and based on energy-efficient hardware for information processing.