Victor Quito

Victor Quito

  • Postdoc Research Associate
I am a postdoctoral researcher working on theoretical condensed matter physics in the field of strongly correlated systems. My research topics include Floquet engineering, frustrated magnetism, strongly disordered systems, and Kondo physics. Recently, I am also focusing on how nonlinear response can diagnose exotic excitations of many-body systems. My work is primarily analytical, with tools from field theory and statistical mechanics.

2021 – present: Postdoc at Iowa State University and Ames Lab with Prof. Peter Orth
2018 - 2021: Postdoc at Iowa State University with Prof. Rebecca Flint
2016 - 2018: Postdoc at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab), Theory Group position
2016: Ph.D. at University of Campinas, advisor: Prof. Eduardo Miranda. Title "Studies of Strongly Disordered Quantum Systems"
2010: Bachelor’s degree in physics, University of Campinas, Brazil


Contact Info

A512 Zaffarano
2323 Osborn Dr.


  • PhD. in Physics, University of Campinas, 2016
  • Bachelor’s degree, Physics, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2010

Summary of research interests:

  1. Strongly correlated quantum phases and phase transitions
  2. Floquet engineering
  3. Disordered systems
  4. Competing interactions in magnetic systems
  5. Non-linear responses of quantum many-body systems
  6. Heavy fermions


2020: Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University
2019: Brazil-U.S. Physics Ph.D. Student and Postdoc Visitation: a collaborative trip to Campinas State University
2010-2016: FAPESP Ph.D. fellowship, including a year as a visiting student at Caltech
2010: Highest GPA score among the 2010 physics graduates, Campinas State University

Selected Publications


•    V.L. Quito, R. Flint
Floquet engineering correlated materials with unpolarized light 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 177201 (2021)

•    V.L. Quito, R. Flint
Polarization as a tuning parameter for Floquet engineering: Magnetism in the honeycomb, square, and triangular Mott insulators 
Phys. Rev. B 103, 134435 (2021)

•    V. L. Quito, Pedro L.S. Lopes, Jose Hoyos, E. Miranda 
Highly symmetric random one-dimensional spin models 
Phys. Rev. B 100, 224407 (2019)

•    Y. -C. Chiu, K. -W. Chen, R. Schonemann, V. L. Quito, S. Sur, Q. Zhou, D. Graf, E. Kampert, T. Forster, K. Yang, G. T. McCandless, Julia Y. Chan, R. E. Baumbach, M. D. Johannes, L. Balicas
Origin of the butterfy magnetoresistance in a Dirac nodal-line system 
Phys. Rev. B 100, 125112 (2019) (Editor’s suggestion)

•    V.L. Quito, P. Titum, David Pekker, Gil Refael
Anderson transition in one dimension using Wegner Flow Equations 
Phys. Rev. B 94, 104202 (2016)

•    V. L. Quito, Jose A. Hoyos, E. Miranda
Emergent SU(3) symmetry in random spin-1 chains 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 167201 (2015)