Alexander Quandt

Alexander Quandt received his Ph.D. in physics from the Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, in 1997. In 2001, after postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell University and Georgetown University, he joined the Physics Department of Greifswald University, Germany, as an Assistant/Associate Professor. Since 2010 he has been an Associate Professor of Theoretical Solid State Physics at the School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he also acts as Focus Area coordinator at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials. His research interests are computational materials science, aperiodic solids, order and disorder phenomena, photonics/plasmonics, and materials for energy.

Alexander Quandt Published September 4, 2012

Photonics | Topological Insulators

The properties that characterize topological insulators, such as symmetry protected surface states, also appear in materials with quasiperiodic order.