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Michael R. Norman

Argonne Distinguished Fellow

Biography

Mike Norman is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, and the former Director of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He was also a principal investigator in the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. He became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1995, received the University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award in 1999, was on the Editorial Board of Physical Review B from 2000-2005, and is currently on the Editorial Board for Physical Review X.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Tulane University, 1983
  • B.S. Physics, Louisiana State University - Shreveport, 1979 (Summa Cum Laude)

Honors

  • LSU-S Circle of Excellence Award (2008)
  • University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award (1999)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (1995)

Professional Experiences

  • 2008 - present: Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • 2018: Interim Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2015 - 2018: Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
  • 2011 - 2018: Director, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2009 - 2018: Principal Investigator, Center for Emergent Superconductivity
  • 2007 - 2010: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University
  • 2000 - 2011: Head, Condensed Matter Theory Group, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1998 - 2008: Senior Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fall 2003: Invited Professorship, ESPCI, Paris, France
  • Fall 2001: Visiting Scientist, SPhT, Saclay, France
  • Fall 2000, Winter 2005: Visitor, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
  • 1989 - 2000: Principal Investigator, NSF S&T Center for Superconductivity
  • 1990 - 1998: Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Summer 1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007: Visitor, Aspen Center for Physics
  • Fall 1992: Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics, Cambridge University, UK
  • 1986 - 1990: Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1983 - 1986: Director’s Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1983 - 1985: Research Associate, Department of Physics, Northwestern University

Conference Organizer

  • Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Compounds, June 26-30, 2017, Telluride, Colorado (co-organizer)
  • Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Compounds, June 8-12, 2015, Telluride, Colorado (co-organizer)
  • Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Compounds, July 18-22, 2011, Telluride, Colorado (co-organizer)
  • Superconductor-Insulator Transition, Nov. 16-19, 2010, ANL (co-chair)
  • Vortices at Fifty Years, Nov. 7-8, 2008, ANL
  • Symposium in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Alexei Abrikosov, Nov. 6, 1998, ANL
  • Workshop on Poorly Conducting Metallic Oxides, June 10-12, 1998, ANL (co-chair)
  • The Pseudogap in High Temperature Superconductors:  May 19-20, 1997, University of Illinois - Chicago (co-chair)
  • High Temperature Superconductors:  Pairing State and Mechanism, June 13-17, 1994, ANL (co-chair)
  • Superconductors in a Magnetic Field, August 24-28, 1992, ANL

Other Conference Activity

  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2019, Sept. 23-28, 2019, Okayama, Japan (international advisory committee)
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2017, July 17-21, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (international advisory committee)
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2016, May 9-13, 2016, Hangzhou, China (international advisory committee)
  • Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids 2016, May 30 – June 3, 2016, Biwa Lake, Japan (program committee)
  • 27th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Aug. 6-14, 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina (program committee)
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2014, July 7-11, 2014, Grenoble, France (international advisory committee)
  • Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids 2014, June 29 – July 4, 2014, Domaine Saint Hilaire, France (program committee)
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2013, Aug. 5-9, 2013, Tokyo, Japan (international advisory committee)
  • Materials and Mechanisms in Superconductivity 2012 (program committee co-chair)
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2011, Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2011, Cambridge, England (program committee)
  • 26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Aug. 10-17, 2011, Beijing, China (advisory board)
  • International Conference on Neutron Scattering, May 3-7, 2009, Knoxville, TN (program committee)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Superconductivity, Jan. 22-27, 2006, Buellton, CA (discussion leader)
  • Spectroscopies in Novel Superconductors, March 17-19, 1993, Santa Fe, NM (conference summarizer)

Organizing Committee

  • Workshop on Quantum Sensing, Dec. 12-14, 2017, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Discovery in Basic Energy Sciences: The Role of Computing at the Extreme Scale, Aug. 13-15, 2009, Washington, DC
  • Critical Issues Related to Higher Temperature Superconductors, June 22-26, 2009, KITP, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Possibility of Room Temperature Superconductivity, June 10-11, 2005, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Quantum Phase Transitions, Jan. 10 – Apr. 29, 2005, KITP, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Pseudogaps in Strongly Correlated Metals, Aug. 9 – Sep. 12, 2004, Aspen, CO
  • Spectroscopies in Novel Superconductors, May 14-18, 2001, Chicago, IL
  • Fundamental Processes of Electron Transport in High Tc Junctions, Aug. 23-24, 1996, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Electronic Properties of Disordered Systems, Aug. 23-27, 1993, Argonne National Laboratory

Advisory Committee

  • Center for Computational Materials Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2015-present
  • U S Dept. of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences subcommittee on Facing our Energy Challenges, 2008-2009
  • Science Advisory Board, UC/ANL Joint Theory Institute, 2006-2009
  • U S Dept. of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences subcommittee on Theory and Computation, 2004
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Superconductivity Program, 1998-2003 (Chair)

Editorial Board

  • Physical Review X, 2015-present
  • Physical Review B, 2000-2005

Postdocs Supervised

  • Carlos Sa de Melo (1991-1993)
  • Roland Fehrenbacher (1993-1995)
  • Yuri Vilk (1995-1997)
  • Denis Golosov (1996-1998)
  • Gianfranco Preosti (1997-1998)
  • Boldizsar Janko (1998-1999)
  • Matthias Eschrig (1999-2001)
  • Yaroslaw Bazalliy (2000-2003)
  • Revaz Ramazashvili (2001-2004)
  • Alexios Klironomos (2003-2006)
  • Indranil Paul (2005-2007)
  • Ashot Melikyan (2006-2008)
  • Tobias Micklitz (2007-2009)
  • Zoran Ristivojevic (2009-2010)
  • Alex Levchenko (2009-2011)
  • Jie Lin (2009-2011)
  • Victor Vakaryuk (2010-2012)
  • Jasper van Wezel (2010-2012)
  • Vivek Mishra (2012-2015)
  • Antia Botana (2015-2018)

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