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Andrea Damascelli Quantum physicist

Andrea Damascelli 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 quantum materials.


Director, Quantum Matter Institute at the University of British Columbia.

Tier I Canada Research Chair, CRC Program, 2015.

Fellow of the American Physical Society, APS, 2014.

F.W. Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2012.

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, NSERC, 2011.

Sloan Research Fellowship, A.P. Sloan Foundation, 2007.

Relevant Publications

B.M. Ludbrook et al, “Evidence for superconductivity in Li-decorated monolayer graphene,” PNAS, vol. 112, pp. 11795, 2015.

R. Comin et al, ”Broken translational and rotational symmetry via charge stripe order in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+y,” Science, vol. 347, pp. 1335, 2015.

E.H. da Silva Neto et al, "Charge ordering in the electron-doped superconductor Nd2-xCexCuO4,” Science, vol. 347, pp. 282, 2015.

C. N. Veenstra et al, "Spin-orbital entanglement and the breakdown of singlets and triplets in Sr2RuO4 revealed by spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 112, pp. 127002, 2014.

R. Comin et al, "Charge ordering driven by Fermi-arc instability in underdoped cuprates,” Science, vol. 343, no. 6169, 2014.



Senior Fellow Quantum Materials


University of British ColumbiaQuantum Matter Institute and Dept. of Physics & Astronomy


PhD (Physics) University of Groningen

BSc (Physics) State University of Milan



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