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Quantum Materials Researcher Receives $1.7M Moore Foundation Award

David Mandrus holds a silica tube containing a spintronic material, MnPS3, created in his lab.

David Mandrus holds a silica tube containing a spintronic material, MnPS3, created in his lab.

A materials science professor in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering has received a five-year $1.7 million award from a leading scientific research foundation to pursue cutting-edge work in the emerging field of quantum materials.

David Mandrus, the Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor, holds a joint appointment at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mandrus’s work has been cited thousands of times and he has earned several notable accolades for his part in advancing materials science. In recognition of his work, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named him an Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Materials Synthesis Investigator.

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