New QMC Member – Dr. Igor Mazin

Fairfax, VA, October 16, 2019

After collaborating with the Quantum Materials Center (QMC) for more than a year, Dr. Igor Mazin joined the cohort of the QMC. He will begin his position as Professor of Practice in Advanced Studies in Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics at George Mason University (GMU) later this semester. His research interests lie in electronic structure, conventional and unconventional superconductors, frustrated and noncollinear magnetism, two-dimensional van-der-Waals systems, among others. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dr. Mazin received his Ph.D. at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute in 1984. His research led him to work at the Naval Research Lab where he had been working for twenty years, having published 180 papers there, which have accumulated 15000 citations. He is best known for unraveling the nature of superconductivity in MgB2 and in Fe-based superconductors. For these works, he was awarded the prestigious John Bardeen Prize. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and on the editorial board of Physical Review X and of the Nature Partner Journal “Quantum Materials”. His drive adds to the dynamic environment of the QMC and he will be working alongside colleagues at GMU to work on Quantum Metamaterials.

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