Welcome to Balandin Group! We conduct research focused on understanding the properties of quantum and strongly correlated materials and developing new electronic, optical, magnonic, and energy conversion devices based on such materials. We use cleanroom nanofabrication to build and test prototype electronic devices with 1D and 2D van der Waals materials; prepared composites with unique functionalities; utilize advanced instrumentation to study the properties of materials, including Raman and Brillouin – Mandelstam spectroscopy, thermal characterization equipment, electronic noise spectroscopy, and various types of microscopy.