Quantum Materials Science Unit (Yoshinori Okada)

The broad objective of the research in this unit is exploring novel physics in quantum materials, which also lead to future nano-electronics and nano-spintronics applications. Particularly, our unit focuses on topological materials, Dirac materials, 2D van der Waals materials, correlated systems and high-Tc superconductors. Our strength is the capability of combining advanced material synthesis techniques and ultra-high resolution single particle spectroscopies. This will allow us to design novel charge, spin, orbital, and/or phonon states in a variety of engineered quantum systems.

Looking for Motivated Postdocs, Graduate Students and Technicians!

We are always looking for motivated postdocs and graduate students to come to tropical Okinawa and do research in our state-of-the-art lab with us.

Through cutting edge research, we provide great opportunities for both young people and experienced academics to learn multiple skills, including bulk single crystal growth, epitaxial thin film growth and advanced microscopies/spectroscopies.

Currently, we have the following openings:

  • Lab technician: as a lab technician you will be conducting regular maintenance of our cluster UHV system containing of an ARPES, MBE, PLD and STM. Furthermore, you will be involved in realizing a new UHV system and the growth of new materials. He/she will also be highly encouraged to pursue their own research project.
  • Postdocs (two positions): these postdocs will be involved in their own research projects utilizing our state-of-the-art STM and STS systems. These research projects focus on growth and characterization of new topological materials, Dirac materials, 2D van der Waals materials, correlated systems, and high-Tc superconductors.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact Yoshinori Okada (E-mail: yoshinori.okada [at] oist.jp).