Professor Thorsten Hesjedal

Thorsten is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in Oxford, working on topological quantum materials. He graduated with a Dr rer nat degree in physics from the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany), before moving to Stanford University where he spent five years working on single electron transistors, quantum computing, molecular beam epitaxy, and scanning probe microscopy. Prior to coming to Oxford, Thorsten was Associate Professor at University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), Visiting Associate Professor and Lecturer at Stanford University, and Visiting Professor at the UC Santa Barbara. Research Complex provides a wonderful opportunity for directly collaborating with the best people in their field, and for making use of a cutting-edge research infrastructure.

Research Interests

Thorsten's research focuses on the growth and exploration of topological electronic and magnetic materials using molecular beam epitaxy and magnetron sputtering for their synthesis and advanced x-ray and neutron based methods for their characterization.