Mark Golden

golden My present research focuses on the electronic structure and properties of quantum matter and emergent materials. The recent focus has been on topological insulators, oxide hetero-interfaces and nanowires. Read more

Erik van Heumen

Erik van HeumenMy focus is towards spectroscopic investigations of new quantum materials such as topological insulators, high Tc superconductors and complex oxides.  Read more

Yingkai Huang

huangMy research focusses on high quality single crystal growth of materials with novel electronic properties. Current and past material systems include topological insulators, cuprate superconductors, iron-pnictide superconductors and ferromagnetic superconductors.

Anne de Visser

devisserMy research has a focus on strongly correlated electron phenomena, notably quantum criticality, unconventional superconductivity and topological insulators. Read more



Direct bulk sensitive probe of 5f symmetry in URu2Si2

URu2Si2 is a mysterious quantum material where an ordering transition was found at 17 degrees above absolute zero temperature. However, so far, there is no satisfying answer to the question of what orders and how. In an international collaboration we provide a new important piece to solve this puzzle.

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Visualizing the MIT in V2O3
Visualizing the MIT in V<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>

Despite 60 years of research, the metal-to-insulator transition in complex oxide materials still holds some mysteries. In a study published in Nature Physics, we show that the electronic transition in V2O3 evolves in real space by forming intertwined `mazes' of insulating and metallic patches.

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Our research is funded through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the foundation for fundamental research on matter (FOM). We also obtain funding by the EU through funding of the BESSYII and SLS lightsources.

Past funding

In the past we have also obtained funding from ASML, ICAM-I2CAM and the NSF.