Faculty & Research

Arthur Barnard

Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Physics

Arthur Barnard

  • Ph.D. Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2008

Arthur Barnard will join the UW this winter with joint positions in materials science and engineering and physics. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University where he explored how electrons organize and flow on the nanoscale. Arthur’s research combines quantum electronics, nanomechanics and photonics to experimentally explore complex emergent behavior in quantum materials and single molecules. His work has potential to significantly benefit technologies such as quantum computers and larger-scale electronics.

Arthur holds two patents for his work in optomechanics and nanoscale electronics. His research on folding properties of atomically thin materials and thermal fluctuations of carbon nanotubes have been published in Nature, while his contributions to uncovering a novel form of magnetism in 2D materials featured in Science.