National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

Michael Stopa

NNIN Computation Coordinator; Computational Scientist

Michael Stopa received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, majoring in astronomy in 1976. He spent three years after graduation working as a research and teaching assistant at Harvard University before accepting a job for the defense contracting firm SDC. He went on to the University of Maryland for graduate work in condensed matter theory under his advisor Sankar Das Sarma. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1990. Dr. Stopa then took as postdoctoral position at NTT Basic Research Laboratories, with Seigo Tarucha, in Musashino, Japan. He moved on two years later to RIKEN, the Laboratory for Physical and Chemical Research, Wako-shi, Japan. He moved to Germany in 1998 and worked as a head theorist on a special computational research project at the Walter Schottky Institute in Garching. He returned to Japan to work again with Seigo Tarucha in the ERATO project. Dr. Stopa moved back to the United States in 2004 to join the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University to found the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation project (NNIN/C). He has served as the director of NNIN/C since that time.

Dr. Stopa has over 90 refereed publications including 8 Physical Review Letters. He has given many invited presentations.

Dr. Stopa’s Harvard University research webpage can be found here:

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hydrodynamic rectified drag current in a quantum wire induced by Wigner crystallization, M. Yamamoto, H. Takagi, M. Stopa and S. Tarucha, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Comm. 85, 041308(R) (2012).
  • Anion stabilization in Electrostatic Environments, Roberto Olivares-Amaya, Michael Stopa, Xavier Andrade, Mark Watson and Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 682 (2011)
  • Inhomogeneous Nuclear Spin Flips, M. Stopa, J. J. Krich and A. Yacoby, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Comm. 81, 041304 (2010); selected as Editor’s Choice article.
  • Förster Coupling in Nanoparticle Excitonic Circuits, P. Rebentrost, M. Stopa and A. Aspuru-Guzik, NanoLetters 10, 2849 (2010).
  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Double Quantum Dots, M. Gullans, J. J. Krich , J. M. Taylor, H. Bluhm, B. I. Halperin, C. M. Marcus, M. Stopa, A. Yacoby and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 226807 (2010).
  • Magnetic field control of exchange and noise immunity in quantum dots, M. Stopa and C. Marcus, NanoLetters 8, 1778 (2008).
  • Negative Coulomb Drag in a One Dimensional Wire, M. Yamamoto, M. Stopa, Y. Tokura, Y. Hirayama and S. Tarucha, Science 313, 204 (2006).
  • Multipeak Kondo effect in one- and two-electron quantum dots, A. Vidan, M. Stopa, R.M. Westervelt, M. Hanson, A.C. Gossard; Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 156802 (2006).
  • Electronic Structure of Multiple Dots, M. Stopa, A. Vidan, T. Hatano, S. Tarucha and R. M. Westervelt, Physica E, 34, 616 (2006).
  • Single-Electron Delocalization in Hybrid Vertical-Lateral double Quantum dots, T. Hatano, M. Stopa and S. Tarucha, Science 309, 268 (2005).
  • Triple quantum dot charging rectifier, A. Vidan, R. M. Westervelt, M. Stopa, M. Hanson and A. C. Gossard, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3602 (2004).
  • Rectifying behavior in Coulomb blockades: charging rectifiers, M. Stopa, Phys. Rev. Lett. (cover article) 88, 146802 (2002).