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Andreas Glatz

Physicist, Joint Appointment with NIU


Andreas Glatz is a physicist at the Materials Science Division and professor at the Department of Physics of Northern Illinois University. His work in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics and materials science is focused on dynamical processes in quantum and nano-materials. In particular, he was leading the SciDAC partnership on Optimizing superconductor transport properties through large-scale simulation with the main objective to develop and apply novel methods for optimizing superconductors for energy applications using large-scale computational algorithms and tools. The resulting numerical tools paved the way for a systematic method to design superconductors with high critical currents.


Ph.D. in Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany, 2004

Research Interests

  • time dependent Ginzburg-Landau equations for multi-physics systems
  • fluctuation phenomena in superconductors
  • non-linear dynamics in non-equilibrium systems, including active materials
  • thermoelectric and transport properties of granular meta-materials for energy conversion applications
  • quantum macrophysics and coherent quantum devices
  • noise and glassy behavior in non-equilibrium systems
  • dynamics of disordered elastic systems

Conference Organizer

  • MTI and ITS Fall Workshop 2013: Coherent Hybrid Structures on the Mesoscale, Oct. 2013, Evanston, IL
  • MTI Non-Conventional Insulators workshop, Nov. 2012, ANL 
  • Advanced Research Workshop NanoPeter 2012, June 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • MTI Superconductor-Insulator Transition Workshop, Nov. 2010, ANL
  • International Argonne Fall Workshop on Nanophysics III (2003), V (2005), and VI (2006), Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois USA
  • International Fall Workshop on Nanophysics VII (2007), Hsinshu, Taiwan
  • Advanced Research Workshop NanoPeter 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008: Fundamentals of electronic nanosystems, St. Petersburg, Russia