Jose Lado

Assistant Professor

Research units & titles

Artistic and research interests

I am especially interested in materials where electronic correlations and topology yield exotic physics such as symmetry broken states, topological excitations and ultimately emerging fractionalized particles. A central part of my research focuses on two-dimensional materials, including graphene and two-dimensional magnetic materials. In this line, I aim to provide theoretical routes to engineer exotic states of matter in twisted van der Waals systems, including twisted graphene multilayers. As specific goals, I aim to unveil potential routes to engineer unconventional superconductors, quantum spin liquids, topological states and fractionalized matter in van der Waals materials. Besides this purely theoretical research line, I often work in collaboration with experimental groups studying quantum materials in general, and two-dimensional materials in particular.

Professional Qualifications

  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland,

    2017 - 2019
  • Research Fellow, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal,

    2016 - 2017
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher, International Iberian nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal,

    2013 - 2016
  • Ph.D. in Material Science University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain,

    2013 - 2016
  • MSc. in Material Science and Technology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain,

    2012 - 2013
  • BSc in Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain,

    2007 - 2012


  • Graphene, Topological materials, Topological superconductivity, Correlated materials, Magnetic two-dimensional materials

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