The Lab

The PI

Dr. Patrick Vora

Associate Professor of Physics, George Mason University
Director, Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC)

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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sukanya Pal

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctorate in probing exotic materials using Raman spectroscopy, currently delving into the fascinating realm of 2D vander Waals materials.

Thi Hai Yen Pham

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

My research focuses on magnetometry probe of 2D magnetic materials and developing magneto-optical systems to study quantum materials.


Graduate Students

Dushyanthini Balasundaram

Graduate Research Associate

Interested in quantum materials and its applications. Working on 2D materials and optically probing them using Raman Spectroscopy.

MD Najmus Sakib

Graduate Research Associate

I am dedicated to advancing condensed matter physics with 2D semiconductor heterostructure for cutting-edge electronics and optics.



We presently have positions for PhD and MS students. Email Dr. Vora if interested!

Multiple positions available! Email Dr. Vora if interested!

Lab Alumni

NameStatusInstitution / Company
Dr. Jaydeep JoshiQuantum PhysicistQrypt Inc.
Dr. Sean OliverSenior PhysicistMITRE Corporation
John GogginPhD Student | Condensed Matter PhysicsPennsylvania State University
Sam YeeEngineerRaytheon-BBN
Iris StonePhD Student | NeurosciencePrinceton University
Erin FierroPhD Student | Quantum OpticsUniversity of Pittsburgh