Sara Haravifard


William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics

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Research Interests

Exploring novel collective phenomena in quantum materials by means of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques; Investigating quantum critical phenomena at extreme environmental conditions of ultra-low temperature, high magnetic field, and high pressure; Materials by Design: synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization of correlated electron systems, quantum magnets, topological systems, metal-organic frameworks, and high-temperature superconductors.


Experimental Condensed Matter / Quantum Materials


  • B.S. McMaster University (Canada), 2003
  • M.S. McMaster University (Canada), 2005
  • Ph.D. McMaster University (Canada), 2010


  • William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. ORAU. 2017

Courses Taught

  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • PHYSICS 264L: Optics and Modern Physics
  • PHYSICS 362D: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 516: Quantum Materials: Introduction to Solid State Physics