In the Spotlight

June 17, 2020

Professors Cory Dean and Brian Metzger Named Finalists For 2020 Blavatnik National Awards

Cory Dean, PhD (Columbia University) – Cory Dean kicked off a revolution in experimental physics. Working with a unique class of two-dimensional materials called van der Waals (vdW) heterostructure materials—very thin materials made of single atomic layers stacked and held together by weak forces—Dean’s breakthrough experimental techniques sparked a completely new field of study known as “twistronics”.