Congratulations to Shuang Liang for passing his Ph.D. preliminary exam

July 15, 2022
Congratulations on passing your Ph.D. preliminary exam, Shuang Liang!

Congratulations to Brandon Dzuba for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

July 1, 2022
Congratulations on successfully defending your Ph.D. thesis, Brandon Dzuba!

Open Position // Epitaxy Research Scientist

June 15, 2022

The Quantum Semiconductor Systems Group at Purdue University under the direction of Prof. Michael J. Manfra is searching for an Epitaxy Research Scientist to drive innovation in our III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth facilities.

Check out the job description here. Candidates should apply at Purdue Careers

Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Tanmay Maiti

May 31, 2022
The Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Tanmay Maiti to the Quantum Semiconductor Systems Group at Purdue University.

Congratulations to Sara Metti for passing her Ph.D. preliminary exam

April 29, 2022
Congratulations on passing your Ph.D. preliminary exam, Sara Metti!

Manfra Group welcomes Shang-Jyun (Richard) Yu

March 28, 2022
Manfra Group welcomes Shang-Jyun (Richard) Yu to the Microsoft Quantum Lab in West Lafayette.

Dr. James Nakamura announced the winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize from Oxford Instruments!

March 2, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. James Nakamura, who was announced the winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize from Oxford Instruments! He is being recognized for “the first direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics for quasiparticles at the v=1/3 fractional quantum Hall state.” Read more in the Oxford press release, Oxford Instruments Announces Selection of Dr. James Nakamura of Purdue University as the Winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize.

Purdue News // Manfra group demonstrates bulk-edge coupling of anyons

January 18, 2022
Research team under Prof. Michael Manfra is the subject of Purdue News press release, Researchers at Purdue demonstrate bulk-edge coupling of anyons. They are being recognized for recent Nature Communications publication, Impact of bulk-edge coupling on observation of anyonic braiding statistics in quantum Hall interferometers. The new publication provides confirmation for their 2020 work, observing evidence for fractional statistics of anyons, but more importantly, it explores the physics of anyons through rational design and control of interferometers.

Pictured above is Prof. Michael Manfra (left) and Dr. James Nakamura, postdoc and lead author (right).

Purdue News // Prof. Manfra to receive the 2021 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award

October 20, 2021
Prof. Michael Manfra was announced as the 2021 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award recipient in Purdue News press release, Three professors to receive Purdue’s most prestigious research awards. He is being recognized for a 2020 landmark experiment, conducted by Prof. Manfra and his research team, that found evidence for fractional statistics of quasiparticles called anyons.