Adam Wei Tsen

Faculty
Adam Wei Tsen

Professor Adam Wei Tsen joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor in 2016.

After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, as well as a BS in Engineering Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, he completed his PhD in Applied Physics at Cornell University under the guidance of Jiwoong Park.

Tsen then joined the Department of Physics at Columbia University as a postdoctoral associate with Abhay Pasupathy and Philip Kim, where he studied atomically thin quantum materials and incorporated them in nanoscale electronic devices.

He will continue to explore these materials at IQC and develop novel quantum devices based on their exotic properties.

Research interests

  • Structural, optical, and electronic properties of low-dimensional, quantum materials
  • Novel microscopy techniques and characterization
  • Manipulation and fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices

Selected publications

  • Tsen et al., “Nature of the Quantum Metal in a Two-Dimensional Crystalline Superconductor,” Nature Phys., doi:10.1038/nphys3579.
  • Tsen et al., “Structure and Control of Charge Density Waves in Two-Dimensional 1T-TaS2<,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 112, 15054 (2015).
  • Tsen et al., “Tailoring Electrical Transport Across Grain Boundaries in Polycrystalline Graphene,” Science, 336, 1143 (2012).
  • Tsen et al., “Imaging the electrical conductance of individual carbon nanotubes with photothermal current microscopy,” Nature Nanotechnol., 4, 108 (2009).

Degrees

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2013
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • BS in Engineering Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Major Positions

Title Location When
Assistant Professor Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo 2016- Present
Visiting Postdoctoral Associate Department of Physics, Harvard University 2015
Postdoctoral Associate Department of Physics, Columbia University 2013-2015

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hyun Ho Kim
Hyun Ho Kim

Masters Student

Shazhou (Joey) Zhong
Shazhou (Joey) Zhong