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Prof. Johnston

Prof. Steven Johnston

I am an assistant professor of theoretical condensed matter physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials . My research interests lie in condensed matter physics with a focus on applying numerical methods to strongly correlated electrons, multi-orbital systems, and electron-boson interactions. I have a specific interest in studying high-temperature superconductivity in both the iron-pnictides and cuprates. I often work towards making direct contact with spectroscopies such as angle-resolved photoemission, scanning tunneling microscopy, optical conductivity, and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, and collaborate closely with experimentalists in order to unravel the meaning of results obtained using these complicated techniques.

Brief Vita

  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Jan. 2014 - Present.
  • Max-Planck/UBC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2013.
  • Post Doctoral Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, July 2010 - June 2012.
  • Visiting Researcher, SLAC National Accelerator laboratory, Sept. 2007 - June 2010.
  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Oct. 2006 - June 2010.
  • Ms.c., University of Waterloo, Sept. 2003 - Oct. 2006.
  • B. Eng. Physics, McMaster University, Sept. 1998 - April 2003.


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