Matthew Steggles

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Matthew Steggles

Graduate Student

I am a second year DPhil student in Arzhang Ardavan's group, doing transport experiments in Molecular Electronics and in Correlated Electron systems.

My project centres firstly around engineering transport through single molecules in self assembled DNA-origami nanostructures. This has application as a scalable post-CMOS technology platform, but also gives us an opportunity to gain fundamental insight into single molecule spectroscopy and quantum dissipation. Secondarily, I am involved with experiments on the topological Kondo insulator SmB6, where we will be particularly focusing on properties of the topological surface state and how the interplay between topological surface physics and molecular magnetism can be exploited.

In 2019 and 2020, I have been/am the TA for Steve Simon's MMathPhys course 'Quantum Matter', on superconductivity, superfluidity, and Fermi liquid theory. The course website can be found at http://oxfordquantummatter2020.tiddlyspot.com/