Stephanie Law received her B.S. in Physics from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After receiving her Ph.D., she was employed as postdoctoral research in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She joined the University of Delaware as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2014 and joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University in 2023. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physics and is a member of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. Dr. Law’s research interests focus on understanding and synthesizing quantum materials and heterostructures to realize devices with novel designer optical and optoelectronic properties across the electromagnetic spectrum. Materials of interest include including two-dimensional materials, topological materials, and semiconductor materials which are synthesized using molecular beam epitaxy.
Dr. Law’s research interest lie in the synthesis of two-dimensional topological and quantum materials as well as synthesis of semiconductor materials. All materials, heterostructures, and nanostructures are synthesized by molecular beam epitaxy, an ultra-high vacuum technique in which materials are deposited atomic layer-by-layer. This results in thin films with extremely high purity, sharp interfaces between layers, and exquisite control over material properties. The materials of interest have applications in infrared and terahertz optoelectronics, regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be used for bioimaging, air quality monitoring, industrial process control, pharmaceuticals monitoring, and so on but for which we currently lack good materials. They also can be applied to applications in quantum information science and quantum sensing.
- International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy Young Investigator Award, 2020
- AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award, 2019
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2019
- Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2017
- North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Young Investigator Award, 2016