Condensed Matter Physics at UNSW
Department of
Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

UNSW houses one of the strongest Condensed Matter Physics departments in Australia, with eleven members of academic staff (including five ARC Federation, Professorial or Future Fellows), and more than fifty research fellows, technical staff and research students.

Research in CMP is focussed on the electrical, optical, magnetic and thermal properties of advanced nanoscale materials, with potential applications in nanoelectronics, computing, memory elements, energy and biotechnology. The unique array of research facilities at UNSW includes cryogenic systems for measuring the motion of single electrons inside quantum devices operating at close to the absolute zero of temperature, full clean-room facilities, scanning tunnelling microscopes that can be used to make electronic devices at the atomic scale, advanced laser and raman spectroscopy laboratories, and high performance electron microscopes.

More information on the individual research groups which comprise UNSW CMP can be found below.


09 July 2019

A UNSW study published over the weekend in Science Advances, is the first observation of a native ferroelectric metal

16 August 2018

Hole-based artificial atoms could be key to spin-based qubit

16 August 2018

Controlling hole spin for future quantum spin-based devices, topological materials

01 August 2018

Constraining the movement of charge carriers (electrons or holes) to two dimensions unlocks unusual quantum propertie

03 July 2018

FLEET RMIT—UNSW collaboration measuring transport properties of van der Waals heterostructures

26 June 2018

The School of Physics is currently hiring for two education-focused roles.

25 June 2018

FLEET - the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies - has been

22 November 2017

The 2017 Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Spins and Strong Electron Correlations was held at UNSW from the