Qiong Ma’s research is to discover and understand complex materials for emergent functions. By gluing together individual constituents of materials and turning on the interactions between them, materials exhibit collective behaviours that cannot be expected from the microscopic constituents, giving rise to emergent functions. Ma’s lab aims to understand and utilize those emergent functions for new technology.
- IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Low Temperature Physics, 2022
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2022
- Rising Stars in Physics Award, 2018
- Ma, Q, et al, (2021). Topology and geometry under the nonlinear electromagnetic spotlight. Nature Materials, 20(12), 1601-1614. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-00992-7
- Ma, Q. et al, (2019). Observation of the nonlinear Hall effect under time-reversal- symmetric conditions. Nature, 565(7739), 337-342. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0807-6
- Ma, Q. et al, (2017). Direct optical detection of Weyl fermion chirality in a topological semimetal. Nature Physics, 13, 842-847. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys4146
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