SBQMI identifies and explores quantum materials and phenomena, and exploits its knowledge to discover, design and build the quantum technologies of the future.

Since its 2010 inception, Blusson QMI has been recognized for world-class research, reflected by eight Canada Research Chairs, exceptionally high impact publication metrics, major national and international awards, and partnerships with the world’s leading universities and research institutes.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Aronson, Meigan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) heavy-ferromagnetic compounds; charge density waves; magnetic nanoparticles
Berciu, Mona Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electronic and magnetic properties of condensed matter and supraconductivity; Physical sciences; condensed matter theory; polarons, bipolarons; strongly correlated systems
Berlinguette, Curtis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Combinatorial Chemistry; CO2 conversion and utilization; clean energy; advanced solar cells; electrochromic windows; dynamic windows; hydrogen fuels production; catalysis; robotics and automation; machine learning / artificial intelligence
Bonn, Douglas Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Condensed matter, high temperature superconductors, microwave measurements, crystal growth
Burke, Sarah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Scanning probe microscopy, organic materials, nanoscale materials, surface physics, photovoltaics
Chrostowski, Lukas Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Optics and Photonics; Micro and Nanoelectronics; Nanotechnologies; Manufacturing Processes; biophotonics; biosensors; optics; optoelectronics; photonics; quantum computing; semiconductor lasers; silicon photonics
Damascelli, Andrea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electronic structure of solids, strongly correlated electron systems, low dimensional spin systems, thin films and nanostructures, transition metal oxides, high-Tc superconductors, linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopies, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, synchrotron based spectroscopies., Electronic structure of novel complex systems in nanostructured materials
Dierker, Steve Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; Collective dynamics of condensed matter systems; Dependence on reduced dimensionality, strong interactions, disorder, and mesoscale structure
Folk, Joshua Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; 2D materials and Vanderwaals heterostructures; Quantum electronics; Thermodynamics of quantum systems; Strongly correlated phenomena; Topological phenomena; Quantum transport
Franz, Marcel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Condensed matter theory
Hallas, Alannah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; quantum phenomena; magnetism; Materials design and discovery; Quantum materials
Jones, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Atomic, optical and molecular physics,Ultrafast Optics, Spectroscopy
MacLachlan, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Supramolecular inorganic chemistry; Inorganic materials; Supramolecular organic chemistry; Synthesis of materials; Functional materials in materials chemistry sciences; Supramolecular Chemistry; Nanomaterials; Biomaterials; Cellulose nanocrystals; Chitin; Materials Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
Nojeh, Alireza Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems
Rottler, Joerg Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Nanomaterials; Polymers; Soft Matter; Solids
Soni, Abhishek Postdoctoral Fellow Carbon capture engineering; Material Science, Self-driving laboratory, machine learning, clean energy, CO2 electrolysis; Computational Chemistry
Wen, Yunzhou Postdoctoral Fellow Chemical sciences; Electrochemistry; X-ray spectroscopies; electrocatalysis; In-situ electrochemical spectroscipies; Reactor engineering
Ye, Ziliang Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; Nanomaterials; Optics and Photonics