Welcome to the Freedman Laboratory

The Freedman Group applies the atomistic control inherent to synthetic chemistry to address fundamental questions in physics. Within this paradigm, we are focused on three vital areas of contemporary physics: advancing quantum information science, creating and understanding new magnetic materials, and designing new emergent materials. We harness synthetic inorganic chemistry to target new systems, spectroscopy to probe compounds, and use fundamental ligand field considerations to aid in interpretation of emerging physico-chemical phenomena. Our team’s research approach allows each graduate student to make and measure their materials. Every student will learn synthetic techniques, crystallography, magnetism, and spectroscopy.