First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Damascelli
Position
Professor
Office Room
AMPEL 461A
Lab Room
AMPEL 479
Tel (Office)
(604) 822-4551
Tel (Lab)
(604) 822-1998
Email
damascel@phas.ubc.ca
Research Groups

Students Wanted
actively recruiting



Bachelor's Degree
University of Milan, Physics

Doctoral Degree
University of Groningen, Physics

Employment History
  • Graduate Student - Department Of Physics, University of Groningen (11/1994-03/1999).
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Department Of Physics, Stanford University (04/1999-03/2001).
  • Research Associate - Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab, Stanford University (04/2001-07/2002).
  • Assistant Professor - Department Of Physics, University of British Columbia (08/2002-06/2007).
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) - Department Of Physics, University of British Columbia (10/2002-09/2012).
  • Associate Professor - Department Of Physics, University of British Columbia (07/2007-07/2013).
  • Deputy Director - UBC Quantum Matter Institute (05/2010-12/2014).
  • Co-Deputy Director - UBC-Max Planck Institute Centre for Quantum Materials (05/2010-12/2014).
  • Full Professor - Department Of Physics, University of British Columbia (07/2013-).
  • Scientific Director - UBC Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (01/2015-).
  • Co-Director - UBC-Max Planck Institute-UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials (01/2015-).
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier I) - Department Of Physics, University of British Columbia (09/2015-).

Awards
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division, Academy of Science (June 2018).
  • CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal (May 2018).
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials, Canada Research Chairs Program (September 2015).
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (November 2014). For determination of electronic structure of unconventional oxide superconductors and related materials utilizing angle-resolved photo-emission and resonant soft x-ray scattering.
  • Senior Fellow of the CIFAR Quantum Materials Program (January 2013).
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, Germany (March 2012).
  • E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, NSERC (February 2011). Every year, NSERC awards up to six Steacie Fellowships, which provide a 2-year relieve from teaching and administrative duties and a $250,000 research grant.
  • Fellow of the CIFAR Quantum Materials Program (March 2010).
  • UBC Killam Research Prize (January 2010).
  • UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (January 2009).
  • Kavli Fellow of the USA National Academy of Science (November 2008).
  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Solids, Canada Research Chairs Program (renewed October 2007).
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, A.P. Sloan Foundation (February 2007).
  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Solids, Canada Research Chairs Program (October 2002).
  • Nomination for a Springplank Research Chair, Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (May 2001).

Research Area
Condensed Matter

Research Field
Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials

Research Topics
Strongly correlated electron systems, low-dimensional systems and nanostructures, transition-metal oxides, metal-insulator transition, magnetism, orbital ordering, high-Tc superconductivity

Research Title
Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials

Abstract

Over the past 50 years, developments in condensed matter physics have paved the way for technologies we use every day. For example, the creation of integrated computer circuits spawned text messaging, debit payments, and video streaming, not to mention biomedical applications like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr. Andrea Damascelli, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials, utilizes spectroscopic techniques including time-, spin-, and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), as well as resonant elastic x-ray scattering (REXS), to study the low-energy electronic structure of solids. He specializes in quantum materials – systems that show new electronic properties that defy our ability to understand or predict them. These properties include high-temperature superconductivity, unconventional magnetism, and exotic phases of matter.

Dr. Damascelli’s research focuses on the electronic structure of unconventional oxide superconductors. His work has gained global recognition and helped make Canada a leader in photoelectron spectroscopy – a highly sophisticated technique that images the energy and velocity of electrons as they propagate inside a material. Advances in this field will help answer fundamental questions in condensed matter physics and lead to new concepts and understanding.

By combining the atomic manipulation of materials and structures with novel equilibrium and ultrafast spectroscopy approaches, Dr. Damascelli aims to probe and realize new quantum materials and coherent quantum states that are technologically critical for the next generation of quantum devices. Dr. Damascelli’s research will strengthen Canada’s leadership in developing electronic materials with quantum electronic properties that have never been seen before. These breakthroughs will lead to new applications in information technology, energy, and health.