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Condensed Matter
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A Message from the Director


The Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials supports cutting-edge experimental research in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Maryland.  CNAM researchers are working on topics ranging from the search for new materials with new physical properties to the design of new electronic devices that work on new physical principles.  The research done today in CNAM will have an impact on the technological challenges of tomorrow, from high-speed computing to energy generation, storage, and transfer.  CNAM provides an exciting, collaborative environment for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to receive excellent training for careers in science and technology.  Please take a look at the rest of this website to find out more about our exciting center!
-- Chris Lobb, Director














•Michael Fuhrer has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was honored for experimental studies of the fundamental electronic transport properties of nano structured carbon materials.

Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, 16 February, at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass.

•Dan Lathrop was selected as the recipient of the American Physical Society's 2012 Stanley Corrsin Award. The award was established to recognize and encourage a particularly influential contribution to fundamental fluid dynamics. Professor Lathrop was chosen for, "his striking observations of flow in a quantum fluid including detection of counter-flow that confirmed the two-fluid picture of quantum fluid, observation and characterization of reconnections of quantized vortices, and the discovery of an inverse-cube tail in the velocity distribution of superfluid turbulence."

•Former CNAM Director Michael S. Fuhrer was awarded the Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to 17 researchers each year in fields spanning science and engineering, and includes research funding worth $3.2M over five years. More information on the Laureate Fellowship is available here and the announcement of Fuhrer’s award is here.

•Ian Appelbaum was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist award by the Maryland Science Center. He is the first recipient of the newly endowed award. More

•University of Maryland researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access memory. UMD Newsdesk







CNAM is an interdisciplinary research center located in the Department of Physics
at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Director: Chris Lobb

Phone: 301.405.8285
Fax:    301.405.3779