The Lab

The PI

Dr. Patrick Vora

Assistant Professor of Physics, George Mason University
Director, Quantum Materials Center

Dr. Vora received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 in experimental hard condensed matter physics. He has also developed expertise in ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum information through a postdoc at the Naval Research Laboratory.

At George Mason University, Dr. Vora works with graduate and undergraduate students to study quantum phenomena in atomically-thin materials using optics, electronic transport, and magnetic measurements. His teaching interests focus on PHYS260, PHYS412/512, and PHYS 407.

Graduate Students

Sean Oliver

Sean Oliver

Ph.D. Candidate

Sean is a Physics PhD student and Presidential Scholar with an interest in industrial applications of 2D materials.

Jaydeep Joshi

Jaydeep Joshi

Ph.D. Candidate

Jay is a Physics PhD student with an interest in topological phenomena and their utilization in electronics technology.

Toby Vora

Toby Vora

Morale Officer

As a rescue, Toby is a graduate of the school of hard knocks. He enjoys popsicles and faking injuries to get out of exercise.

Undergraduate Students

Sam Yee

Sam Yee

Research Assistant

Vora Lab Alumni

NameStatusAccolades
Iris StonePhD Student | Neuroscience | Princeton UniversityGoldwater Scholar
Erin FierroPhD Student | Quantum Optics | University of Pittsburgh
Jack GogginResearch Assistant
Clarissa RarickResearch Assistant
Nicholas BishopOSCAR Student
Brian AguilarOSCAR Student
Kristin LewisJuinor Engineer | BMT Designers & Planners, Inc.
Christopher AllenOSCAR Student
Carolina BarriagaOSCAR Student
Vallabi VallabanASSIP Scholar
Rachel RuffinASSIP Scholar
Rohan SelvanASSIP Scholar
Tony WangOSCAR Student
Paula MotsenbacherOSCAR Student
Cody RackOSCAR Student