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Episode 23: Prof. Patrick Vora

Patrick Vora is an Associate Professor and the Director of Quantum Science and Engineering Centre at George Mason University. Prof. Vora’s research interests are focused on studying quantum materials in particular 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures using various methods of optical spectroscopy.

Tune into this episode of Science Off Camera hear about quantum computing, new materials and spectroscopy.

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There is emergent behavior where hundreds of birds are acting like a giant blob, and moving as if they are one organism rather than each bird getting to choose its own trajectory. So in materials, something similar can happen.


The Vora Lab are a group of physicists and engineers that seek to explore the world of low-dimensional materials.

“Quantum phenomena dominate when materials are reduced to nano-scale dimensions and lead to diverse optical, electronic, and magnetic properties distinct from the bulk form. Using a range of optical and electronic experimental techniques, we study 2D materials (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc.), 1D materials (carbon nanotubes, DNA photonic wires, nanowire memristors), and heterostructures formed by combining these materials.”


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