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Dr. Suchitra Sebastian
Suchitra Sebastian received a PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford
University, USA in 2006, prior to which she completed an MBA at the Indian
Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), India and a BSc in Physics at the
Women's Christian College (Chennai), India. She was awarded the Lee
Osheroff Richardson North American Science prize for her PhD work on
frustrated quantum magnets. She then moved to the University of Cambridge
as a Junior Research Fellow in Physics at Trinity College, and received a
postdoctoral award from the Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter for
research conducted at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (USA).
From 2010, she is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in Physics at
the Cavendish Laboratory, and a fellow of King's College. In 2012 she was
awarded the Young Scientist Medal in magnetism by the International Union
of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Moseley Medal by the Institute of
Physics for her discoveries in frustrated quantum magnets, heavy fermion
systems, and high temperature superconductors.
My research interests are in the area of correlated electron systems,
particularly in novel materials. My research focusses on the search for
emergent quantum phenomena in a variety of new materials under extreme
conditions. Toward this end, single crystals of materials such as rare
earth magnets, iron pnictide and cuprate high temperature superconductors,
and frustrated quantum magnets are synthesised in the laboratory, and low
temperature thermodynamic and transport measurements performed under high
applied pressures and large magnetic fields up to 100 T both in-house and
in international facilities.
Please visit my publications page for an up to date list of publications.