Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials

In the spring of 2017, the University of Tokyo formally joined the University of British Columbia and the Max Planck Society of Germany in an international partnership designed to advance quantum materials research and innovation. The University of Tokyo brings recognized expertise in synthesizing and characterizing quantum materials. The new partnership created the Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials (CQM), is an expansion of the original Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials, which was established in 2010. 

CQM combines internationally recognized scientists with an extensive infrastructure for research in quantum materials. The partnership supports collaborative projects, scholarly exchanges, annual workshops,  joint schools for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. The Centre is led by three co-directors:

Bernhard Keimer - Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

Andrea Damascelli - Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia, Canada

Atsushi Fujimori - University of Tokyo, Japan

We collaborate on a variety of projects focused in the areas of:

  • Metal-oxide interfaces and heterostructures
  • High-temperature superconductivity
  • Correlated-electron materials with strong spin-orbit coupling
  • Spin liquids
  • Topological phenomena in solids
  • Electronic properties of graphene-adatom systems
  • Spintronic materials and devices
  • Dynamical control of electron systems

We actively recruit Postdoctoral Research Fellows for CQM twice a year (April 15th and October 15th). For current opportunities, please visit our job postings.