Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, and the College
Andrew Higginbotham explores problems at the boundary of condensed matter physics and quantum information science. His research group probes previously hidden properties of matter using quantum technology, studies fundamental limits to quantum coherence in materials, and builds next-generation quantum devices using exotic materials, under the unifying concept that the physics of quantum devices and quantum materials are inextricably linked conceptually and in practice.
His research has been published in Nature Physics, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Nature Communications, Review of Scientific Instruments, and American Chemical Society Applied Material Interfaces.
He earned a BS at Harvey Mudd College and an MPhil at Cambridge University, followed by a PhD at Harvard University. He was most recently an assistant professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria.