20 Top Universities for Quantum Computing Research

May 21, 2024

The Quantum Insider has named Purdue University in the 20 Top Universities For Quantum Computing Research! The article specifically recognizes Prof. Michael Manfra and the research he drives as a leader in quantum materials and devices.

Congratulations to Teng Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

April 02, 2024

Our warmest congratulations to Teng Zhang!  Your dedication and hard work shone through during your successful defense of “Investigation on the two-dimensional electron gas InAs quantum wells coupled to epitaxial aluminum for exploration of topological superconductivity." We look forward to your future contributions to the scientific community.

Congratulations to Sara Metti for her publication in the Physics Review B

December 11, 2023
The Manfra group congratulates Sara Metti on her recent publication!

Electronic g factor and tunable spin-orbit coupling in a gate-defined InSbAs quantum dot
S. Metti, C. Thomas, and M. J. Manfra
Physics Review B (2023) doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.108.235306 [PDF]

FIG. 1. b. (left) Model of the device design with dual layer gates insulated with 20 nm Al2O3 (not shown for clarity) below the fine gates and 40 nm Al2O3 below the global top gate. The first layer of fine gates defines the quantum dot, while the second layer serves as a global gate to control the carrier density.

Congratulations to Sara Metti for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis

November 15, 2023

We are thrilled to announce and extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sara Metti on the successful defense of her thesis! Sara's dedication, hard work, and intellectual prowess have truly shone throughout her academic journey, and her defense marks a significant milestone in her scholarly endeavors.

APS Viewpoint // Fractional Jumps in Quantum Hall Interferometer

October 23, 2023

Check out American Physical Society viewpoint by Steven H. Simon, Fractional Jumps in Quantum Hall Interferometer, which focuses on the Manfra group's most recent Physical Review X publication (10.1103/PhysRevX.13.041012).

The quantum Hall interferometer consists of a two-dimensional material (blue) with a cavity structure (yellow) in its center. When a magnetic field and a voltage are turned on, currents (red lines) flow along the edge of the material. Reflections at the entrances of the cavity lead to interference effects in the measured conductance. For certain field and voltage values, the interference pattern exhibits phase jumps because of the changes in the number of quasiparticles (orange) inside the cavity. Credit: APS/A. Stonebraker

Purdue News // Purdue physicists develop experimental techniques to expose various flavors of anyons

October 23, 2023

Check out Purdue News article, Purdue physicists develop experimental techniques to expose various flavors of anyons, which focuses on the Manfra group's most recent Physical Review X publication (10.1103/PhysRevX.13.041012).


10.1103/PhysRevX.13.041012 FIG. 1. (a) False-color SEM image of an interferometer with the same dimensions as the device used in our experiment. Red lines indicate propagating edge states. The illustrated configuration corresponds to the case of ν = 2/5, where there are two edge states. (b) Conductance oscillations at ν = 1 versus magnetic field and side gate voltage VSG. The negatively sloped lines of constant phase indicate Aharonov-Bohm regime behavior, while weak modulations suggest small but finite bulk-edge coupling.

Manfra Group wishes Dr. James Nakamura all the best

October 1, 2023

The Manfra Group wishes Dr. James Nakamura all the best as Northrop Grumman's newest Principal Transformational Physicist.

Pictured above is Prof. Michael Manfra (left) and Dr. James Nakamura (right).

Manfra Group researchers imaged in New York Times article

August 6, 2023

Manfra group researchers imaged in New York Times article, Indiana Tests if the Heartland Can Transform Into a Chip Hub. Read about Indiana's and Purdue University's expansion into the chip research and development industry.

Tyler Lindemann (front) operates the MBE while Dr. Patrick Sohr and Shuang Liang (back) are seen collaborating.

Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Kinga Lasek

July 15, 2023

Manfra Group is excited to welcome Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Kinga Lasek, to the team!

Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Colin Avogadri

July 10, 2023

Manfra Group is excited to welcome Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Colin Avogadri, to the team!