Monica T. Allen


Assistant Professor

Research Focus
Topological states of matter, graphene, and other two-dimensional materials, superconductivity, and advanced imaging techniques in the microwave regime

Research Summary

Our research aims to combine scanning probe microscopy with transport techniques to spatially visualize electronic phases in quantum materials and utilize them for emerging technologies, such as quantum information processing.

Monica T. Allen
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Monica Allen is an Assistant Professor of Physics at UC San Diego.  She completed her B.A. and Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University, where she used nanofabrication and quantum transport measurements to investigate low-dimensional phenomena in graphene.  From 2016 to 2019, Monica was a Karel Urbanek Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Physics Department at Stanford University, where she utilized advanced imaging techniques to visualize topological states of matter.