Thirty-two-year-old Abanin's work has resulted in a number of significant theories related to graphene and other, so called, Dirac materials that exhibit potentially game-changing properties as conductors. He was named as a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship today.
"For a society to really grow, it needs people who are pushing the boundaries of what's known to make new progress. Many of these ideas will enrich our understanding of the world, and some will really click and lead to something big," said Abanin. "That's why this kind of fellowship is important--it supports people who are probing the edges of knowledge. It will help me, my group, and our research go further."
For the next decade, Abanin has mapped out an ambitious, field-leading research program that aims to develop a universal theory of phenomena in Dirac materials. Such a comprehensive theory is essential to the future development of nano-electronics and spintronics applications, which are expected to transform the future of technology.
"Several of Abanin's theoretical predictions have been confirmed experimentally, which is a remarkable achievement for a physicist so early in his career," said
For more than a half-century, the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded annually to the rising stars of science in
Abanin is a faculty member at the
He joined Perimeter in 2013 following postdoctoral research positions at
Abanin is the twelfth
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