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Wesley (Wes) Fuhrman

PhD Institution: Johns Hopkins University Class: 2018 Fellow Postdoctoral instution and lab:

Paglione Group, University of Maryland College Park

Specialism: Physics

Dr Fuhrman completed his PhD in physics with Professor Collin Broholm at Johns Hopkins University using theory and experiments to characterize and understand samarium hexaboride (SmB6), a material that demonstrates characteristics of being both an insulator and a conductor. With the Paglione Group, Dr Fuhrman will expand his expertise in quantum materials with a focus on discovering superconducting and topological materials and utilizing them to create devices with quantum capabilities for application. Topology, a concept from mathematics recently adopted in understanding materials, brings a new horizon to materials research which forms the foundation for Dr Fuhrman’s research.