Dr. Andriy Nevidomskyy is an expert in theoretical condensed matter physics, working in the field of strong electron correlations in quantum materials. The collective behaviour of electrons in such materials often results in the emergence of new exotic quantum phases, such as the unconventional superconductivity. Nevidomskyy is working on the heavy fermion materials and a new class of iron-based superconductors, and is particularly interested in the novel quantum phases emerging in frustrated magnets. Originally from Ukraine, he received his PhD in physics from Cambridge University in the UK, before moving to Université de Sherbrooke in Canada as a postdoctoral fellow to work on high-temperature cuprate superconductors. Prior to joining Rice in 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Materials Theory at Rutgers University, conducting research into heavy fermion materials. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Cottrell Scholar Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Strong electron correlations in d- and f-electron systems: frustrated magnets, iron-based superconductors, heavy fermion materials. Emergent phenomena in correlated electron systems: unconventional superconductivity, emergent topological orders, correlated quantum liquids. Methods used: analytical modeling, state-of-the-art numerical simulations, and first-principles modeling of materials with strong electron interactions.
2001 M.S. Physics, Ivan Franko State University of Lviv, Ukraine
2005 Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK