Welcome to the home page of the Ramirez Lab!

The focus of our lab is the discovery and exploration of novel electronic phases of matter, in pursuit of new principles and technologies. We use a variety of measurement techniques down to cryogenic temperatures to probe a large variety of materials, including magnets (geometrically frustrated, quantum, and low-dimensional), semiconductors (topological insulators and strongly correlated oxides), superconductors (heavy fermions, alkali doped C60), and more. You will find further details on our facilities, research interests, and lab group throughout this site.



Materials Advancement Portal

UCSC Condensed Matter Physics

American Physical Society (APS)


  • Jen, Art, and collaborators published a paper on the hidden order phase of URu2Si2 in Physical Review Letters (5 Oct. 2016)
  • Jackson, Brian, Art, and collaborators published a paper on Li2Ir1-xRhxO3 in Solid State Sciences (3 Oct. 2016)
  • Undergraduates Ashley, Grace, and Ryan join the lab (September 2016)
  • Jen successfully defended her dissertation, "Low-temperature properties of strong spin-orbit systems" (24 Aug. 2016)
  • Jen, Art, and collaborators published a paper on the novel tripod Kagome lattice in Physical Review Letters (12 April 2016)