Dr. Justin Bergfield
M.Sc. Oxford University, 2009; PhD University of Arizona, 2011; Founder and CEO of Correlated Quanta (CQuanta),LLC.
102.005Atoms To Galaxies
102.006Atoms To Galaxies
390.017Computational Research In Physics
355.001Solid State Physics
102.013Atoms To Galaxies
102.014Atoms To Galaxies
Teaching Interests & Areas
Research Interests & Areas
My group's research interests focus on systems where uniquely quantum resources, such as non-classical correlations (entanglement) and matter wave effects (superposition, interference), can be used to overcome classical design challenges or avoid them entirely. We develop the theories and codes necessary to investigate the entropy, charge, and spin transport through molecular junctions, open quantum systems composed of macroscopic electrodes coupled to microscopic molecules.
These systems are ideal for investigating the interplay between strongly correlated matter, quantum nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and information theory since quantum effects typically dominate a molecular junction’s response (even at room temperature) and can be harnessed via molecular design or junction symmetry. With our theories we study both fundamental and applied aspects of thermoelectric, spintronic, and “entanglement generation” quantum computing devices.