My research group uses electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical measurements to study physical mechanisms by which nanometer-scale materials and devices can exhibit different behaviors than bulk materials. One focus of current research is based on controlling electron spins in nanoscale devices, and using spins to exert torques on magnetic materials to make more efficient magnetic memory technologies. Our research group is also investigating new types of 2-dimensional magnets, 2-dimensional polymers made by synthetic chemistry, and unconventional superconductors.