RAYMOND ASHOORI, Professor of Physics

Professor of Physics
Co-Director and Co-PI, Center for Integrated Quantum Materials

EMAIL: ashoori@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 253-5585

OFFICE: 13-2053

ASSISTANT: Monica Wolf (617) 253-4829



Area of Physics:

Condensed Matter Experiment

Research Interests

The principle focus of research of the Ashoori Group lies in the study of interacting electronic systems in low dimensional semiconductor structures. Systems in which electrons exist purely in two or one dimensions and even small boxes (quantum dots) containing as few as one electron can now be produced with relative ease. While simple quantum mechanical calculations determine the motion of a single electron in such a confining structures, it is far from simple to understand the behavior of many trapped electrons. Not only do the electrons repel one another, they are indistinguishable. This fact, along with the principle that only one electron can exist in any quantum mechanical orbit, produces unusual and sometimes counterintuitive correlations in the motions of electrons.

Biographical Sketch

A graduate of the University of California at San Diego (B.A. 1984) and Cornell University (Ph.D. 1991), Professor Ashoori joined the MIT faculty in 1993, after serving as a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and full Professor in July 2004.

In The News

Career History

  • S.B., Physics, University of California at San Diego, 1984
  • M.Sc., Physics, Cornell University, 1987
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1991
  • Postdoctoral student, AT&T Bell Laboratories, -1993
  • Assistant Professor, MIT Physics, 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, MIT Physics, 1998-2004
  • Professor, MIT Physics, 2004-Present

Honors and Awards

  • 1993 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • 2009 APS Fellow, Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Selected Publications

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