Dr Peter Johnson, Visiting Fellow
Dr Peter Johnson joins Wadham as Visiting Fellow.
His research has focused on the application of a variety of photoelectron spectroscopies to studies of the electronic structure and associated dynamics in strongly correlated electron materials. His most recent studies have been on the properties of the high Tc superconductors and topological insulators.
His work has been recognized with the Brookhaven Science and Technology Award (2001) and the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society (2011). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the UK Institute of Physics. In 2011 He was elected a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Warwick University.
He obtained a B.Sc, A.R.C.S. from Imperial College and a Ph.D from Warwick University. He subsequently moved to Bell Laboratories as a Postdoctoral Fellow before joining the staff at Brookhaven National Laboratory. There he rose through the ranks to become Head of Condensed Matter Physics and Associate Chair of the Physics Department from 2001-2005. After an organizational re-arrangement he became Chair of the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department from 2007-2015. He also served as the Director of the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, spanning three institutions, from 2014-2018.