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Joseph Checkelsky Assistant Professor
Physics

Joseph Checkelsky focuses on the study of exotic electronic states of matter through the synthesis, measurement, and control of solid state materials.  Of particular interest are studies of correlated behavior in topologically non-trivial materials, the role of geometrical phases in electronic systems, and novel types of geometric frustration.  These studies aim to uncover new physical phenomena that expand the boundaries of understanding of quantum mechanical condensed matter systems and also to open doorways to new technologies by realizing emergent electronic and magnetic functionalities.  Checkelsky works at the intersection of fundamental solid state physics, solid state chemistry, and nanoscience.  His techniques range from transport and thermodynamic measurements to melt and vapor growth methods to nanoscale probe and device fabrication.  Checkelsky received his PhD in Physics in 2010 from Princeton University, after which, he held the position of lecturer at University of Tokyo and did postdoctoral work at Japan’s Institute for Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN).  

CONTACT INFORMATION

t: 617-324-7762 Room: 13-2074

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

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CONTACT INFORMATION

t: 617-324-7762 Room: 13-2074

Education

  • B.Sc. 2004, HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
  • Ph.D. 2010, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award