Bruno Uchoa

Assistant Professor



NSF Career Award



B.S. 1997 State University of Campinas

Ph.D. 2004 State University of Campinas



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Office: 223 Nielsen Hall


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Research Description

My primary research interests are correlated quantum critical systems. This is the case of superconductors with nodal gaps, such as cuprates, and also of a broad class of materials with Dirac-like electronic excitations, known as Dirac materials.

The most popular examples of nodal systems in Condensed Matter today are Dirac semimetals, topological insulators and superconductors and Chern insulators. Those systems have the unifying property that their Fermi surface can be continuously deformed into a set of points or lines. In all those systems, the elementary excitations behave as chiral fermions and mimic properties known in quantum electrodynamics. The presence of Fermi surface nodes can also allow the existence of different topological states defined by quantum numbers associated with paths encircling these nodes. In general, those quantum numbers offer a rich playground for the emergence of new quantum phenomena.

My current interests span areas of strongly correlated phases in quantum materials, unconventional superconductivity, localization, disorder, Chern insulators, and low dimensional systems.

Selected Publications

"Designing quantum spin-orbital liquids in artificial Mott insulators," X. Dou, V. N Kotov, B Uchoa, Scientific Reports, 6, 31737, (2016) arXiv: arXiv:1602.01477 DOI: doi:10.1038/srep31737

"Line of Dirac nodes in hyper honeycomb lattices," K. Mullen, B. Uchoa, D. Glatzhofer , Physical Review Letters , 115, 026403, (2015) arXiv: 1408.5522 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.026403

"Superconducting states in pseudo-Landau levels of strained graphene," B. Uchoa, Y. Barlas, Physical Review Letters, 111, 046604, (2013) DOI:

"Electron-electron interactions in graphene: Current status and perspectives," V. N. Kotov, B. Uchoa, V. M. Pereira, F. Guinea, and A. H. Castro Neto, Rev. Mod. Phys., 84, 1067, (2012) ADS: 2012RvMP...84.1067K

"Transport through Andreev bound states in a graphene quantum dot," T. Dirks, T. L. Hugues, S. Lal, B. Uchoa, Y.-F. Chen, C. Chialvo, P. M. Goldbart, N. Mason, Nature Physics, 7, 386, (2011) ADS: 2011NatPh...7..386D

"Kondo quantum criticality of magnetic adatoms in graphene," B. Uchoa, T. G. Rappoport, A. H. Castro Neto, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 016801, (2011) ADS: 2011PhRvL.106a6801U

"The effective fine-structure constant of free standing graphene measured in graphite," J. P. Reed, B. Uchoa, Y. il Joe, D. Case, T Gog, E Fradkin, P. Abbamonte, Science, 330, 805, (2010) ADS: 2010Sci...330..805R

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Research Group

Kangjun Seo, Post Doc
Xu Dou, Graduate Student
Sang-Wook Kim, Graduate Student