PHAS Andrea Damascelli appointed Max Planck Graduate Center Fellow

September 20, 2021

Congratulations to PHAS Professor Dr. Andrea Damascelli being elected as a Max Planck Graduate Center Fellow! This Fellow Programme promotes cooperation between outstanding university professors and Max Planck Society researchers. Andrea is also the Director at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

Andrea Damascelli, is the director of the Quantum Matter Institute at University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, where he holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair. His group develops and utilizes angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and its time- and spin-resolved variants, as well as resonant x-ray scattering, to push the limits of these techniques and gain a deeper understanding of quantum materials and new phases of matter. Leveraging facilities established at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, the UBC-Moore Centre for Ultrafast Quantum Matter, and the Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Centre at the Canadian Light Source, Prof. Damascelli together with his team pursue the engineering of the electronic structures through in situ adatom deposition, strain, and the optical coherent control of electronic states via pulsed laser excitations. Prof. Damascelli won the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2012 and the Brockhouse Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists in 2018.

Congratulations again Andrea!