Daniel Rhodes

Position title: Affiliated Professor

Email: darhodes@wisc.edu

731 Engineering Research Building

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Websites: Home Page, Materials Science Engineering

Research Interests: My research focuses on the processing and synthesis of novel 2D and bulk materials for interesting correlated, superconducting, and multiferroic phenomena. Our materials interests involve handling a variety of elements that span the periodic table. For 2D materials, we focus on those outside of the typical hexagonal crystal symmetry and attempt to understand how these changes in symmetry enable electrical transport phenomena, as well as the coexistence of phenomena that would typically be forbidden in the bulk. Our group also focusing on exploring the gambit of growth parameters in a subclass of 2D materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides via scanning probe microscopy methods. By systematically studying these parameters we can determine processes for nucleation and growth, and defect formation.

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Since 2020, Rhodes has been an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Rhodes originally earned his PhD in physics at Florida State University, where he primarily worked at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory synthesizing topological and superconducting bulk single crystals and measuring their Fermiology. From 2016 – 2019, Rhodes was a CNI postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, primarily working in the field of 2D materials. Rhodes earned the NSF Career Award in 2024.