I am an associate professor in the physics and astronomy department at the University of California Davis, and my  lab focuses on spectroscopic studies of emergent phenomena in novel quantum materials.  We use angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and other photoemission techniques, as well as time-resolved optics for elucidating the electronic structure and dynamics of quantum materials such as unconventional superconductors, correlated electron systems, topological materials, and 2D materials.   These advanced materials hold promise for revealing new emergent phenomena, elucidating interactions in many body systems, and enabling tomorrow’s electronics and energy resources.