Prof. Lanzara interests are in exploring the science and technology of sustainable materials; quantum materials such as superconductors, two dimensional and topological heterostructures; and novel biological processes. Through development and application of advanced scientific tools, coherent optical laser drives and artificial intelligence, her laboratory is at the forefront of materials science and condensed matter physics. She is also applying these new advanced tools to explore fundamental processes in biology such as protein assemblies and catalysis.
Other affiliation of Prof. Lanzara include the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute, the department of Applied Sciences and Technology and the Materials Sciences Division at LBNL. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Materials and Innovation at UC Berkeley.
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Using ultrafast lasers, Berkeley Lab scientists have tackled the long-standing mystery of how Cooper pairs form in high-temperature superconductors. With pump and probe pulses spaced just trillionths of a second apart, the researchers used photoemission spectroscopy to map rapid changes in electronic states across the superconducting transition.