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Hiro Nakamura

Hiro Nakamura

Assistant Professor

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences

(PHYS)-Physics

Phone: 479-575-2506

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Quantum Materials, Quantum Optics

 Our interest is in quantum effects exhibited by electrons in solids. By simply arranging atoms in a different pattern, we end up encountering strikingly different phenomena such as superconductivity or relativistic “Dirac electrons” in graphene. The group will work on such electronic quantum effects experimentally. We explore novel quantum effects in materials, including those realized by artificially arranging atoms using modern growth methods. We also study light-matter interaction using quantum materials. In both cases advanced laser-based techiques will be developed and used.

 My past and ongoing research topics include topological and 2D materials, spin-momentum locking effects (the Rashba effect), multiferroics, metal-insulator transitions, and magnetic effects on convection.

Ph.D., Advanced Materials, University of Tokyo, 2007
M.S., Advanced Materials, University of Tokyo, 2004
B.S., Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 2002

Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, 2019-present
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, 2013-2019
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2012/06-2012/08
Postdoc and Assistant Professor(Jo-kyo), Osaka University, 2008-2013
JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo and Osaka University, 2006-2008