We are a research group in the Department of Physics at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County). We investigate the deposition mechanisms and properties of thin films, interfaces, and other low-dimensional materials. We have worked on dielectrics, semiconductors, and 2D materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides. We use both chemical (Atomic Layer Deposition) and physical vapor deposition methods to produce thin films on a variety of substrates and to study their properties.