Professor Amalia Coldea has been made a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society for her pioneering studies of the electronic structure and the nematic and superconducting orders of iron-based superconductors, using quantum oscillations, photoemission, and other techniques. Recommended for the honour by the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), it is recognition of Professor Coldea’s significant contributions to physics.
'I am extremely grateful to the APS and my supporting peers for this special honour,' she comments. 'Understanding superconductivity is one of the biggest challenges of our generation and finding new materials with enhanced properties is the route towards transformative new technologies. Experimental condensed matter physics is a collective effort and everyone’s contribution matters. I would like to thank the current and previous members of my group (Quantum Matter in High Magnetic Fields), graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral assistants for their commitment to science and their enthusiasm. I am grateful to numerous collaborators and all those who supported our research and access to international high-magnetic facilities in Europe and USA and at the Diamond Light Source. Pursuing our research is only possible with the funding support from numerous agencies and the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity.'
‘Enormous congratulations to Amalia,’ comments Professor Ian Shipsey, Head of the Department of Physics. ‘Her research in quantum materials and superconductivity is pioneering and she is a great asset to our department.’