Connor Dempsey

Graduate Student


  • B.S. Engineering Physics, Cornell University 2017
  • M.Eng. Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2017


Connor earned his B.S. and M.Eng. from Cornell University where he studied electrical transport properties of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides using 4 point probe techniques and the hall effect. Post-graduation he worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory developing circuits for testing satellite electronics. He joined the Palmstrøm group in the summer of 2018 when he came to UCSB to pursue his Ph.D. in the electrical engineering. In his spare time, Connor is an avid fencer. Currently, he competes for the UCSB fencing team.


- MBE Growth of III-V materials

- Deposition of superconductors onto semiconductors

- Physics of superconductor/semiconductor hybrid systems

- Material systems for topological quantum computing