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Joshua Folk


  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


Joshua Folk is a physicist whose research group studies nanoscale electronic devices at the extremely low temperatures where behaviours are dominated by quantum mechanical effects. His group’s research goals include three main branches:

– developing qubits that are protected from decoherence by the topology of their electronic state;

– building mesoscopic quantum circuits in semiconductors;

– stacking atomically-thin ‘2D’ materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, like layers of a sandwich into hybrid electronic devices that integrate exotic properties of each of the constituents.


  • Alfred Sloan Fellowship, 2010
  • Department of Defense Graduate Research Fellowship, 1998–2002

Relevant Publications

  • Renard, J. et al. "Origins of Nonlocality Near the Neutrality Point in Graphene." Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (March 2014): 116601.

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