Michael Kolodrubetz

Assistant Professor - Physics
SCI 3.128
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Tags: Physics

Professional Preparation

University of California at Berkeley - 2017
Boston University - 2015
PhD - Physics
Princeton University - 2012
BS - Physics
California Institute of Technology - 2007

Research Areas

Non-equilibrium quantum systems
My group's interests involve many topics in non-equilibrium quantum physics. One major focus is periodically-driven (Floquet) systems, which use strong drive to engineer physics often inaccessible in equilibrium. Another is the impact of geometry on quantum dynamics. In these and other areas, I work in close proximity to a handful of experimental groups. An overarching goal of this work is to develop organizing principles for non-equilibrium quantum systems, with the hope of understanding non-equilibrium phases of matter in the same language as we do equilibrium.


Floquet engineering flat bands for bosonic fractional quantum Hall with superconducting circuits 2021 - Journal Article
Floquet engineering of lattice structure and dimensionality in twisted moiré heterobilayers 2021 - Other
Localization dynamics in a centrally coupled system 2021 - Journal Article
Floquet engineering flat bands for bosonic fractional quantum Hall with superconducting circuits 2020 - Other
Inverted many-body mobility edge in a central qudit problem 2020 - Other
Quantized Floquet topology with temporal noise 2020 - Other
Landau levels, Bardeen polynomials, and Fermi arcs in Weyl semimetals: Lattice-based approach to the chiral anomaly 2019 - Journal Article
Many-Body Localization in the Presence of a Central Qudit 2019 - Journal Article
Floquet Quantum Criticality 2018 - Other
Landau levels, Bardeen polynomials and Fermi arcs in Weyl semimetals: The who’s who of the chiral anomaly 2018 - Other

News Articles

Quantum Systems Researcher Earns NSF CAREER Award, Welch Grant
A University of Texas at Dallas scientist whose research focuses on the invisible world of quantum physics has received two prestigious grants for his work on nonequilibrium quantum systems.

Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz, assistant professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a three-year, $240,000 grant from The Welch Foundation to investigate the fundamental physics of matter interacting with individual particles of light.
Quantum physics describes the physical properties and behavior of particles on the very smallest scale.

“Quantum mechanics is believed to give a correct description of the world, but we rarely see it in everyday life, because the millions of particles in our bodies interact in such complex ways,” Kolodrubetz said. “Think of this like a wave in a pool quickly fading as it interacts with all the other ripples on the surface.”