Madisen Holbrook

Postdoctoral Scholar

Madisen began her postdoctoral research in July of 2021.

She is currently working on the synthesis and defect control of flux grown TMDs. She is using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/S) to characterize the defect species and their electronic properties.

Madisen received her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Madisen’s research focus was the synthesis of two-dimensional materials and the characterization of their electronic properties using STM/S with Prof. Ken Shih. Her dissertation titled “Engineering Two-Dimensional Materials: Discovery, Defects, and Environment” won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the UT Physics Department.

Madisen completed her bachelor’s studies in physics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she studied gecko adhesion with Prof. Kellar Autumn. Madisen’s hobbies include cooking, art, and spending time with her dog Bijou.