Franz, Marcel


SBQMI Deputy Director / Professor

Condensed Matter / Theory

Office Location

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Brimacombe 461-B
2355 East Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Phone: (604) 822-6533


Bachelors Degree Comenius University (1989)
Masters Degree University of Rochester (1992)
Doctoral Degree University of Rochester (1994)

Employment History

1994 – 1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University

1996 – 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

2000 – 2005 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

2005 – 2010 Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

2010 – Present Professor, University of British Columbia

Awards & Honours

1992S. Okubo Prize for outstanding graduate achievement (University of Rochester)

1993R. Rhees Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Studies (University of Rochester)

1994NATO International Science Fellowship (NSERC)

2002A.P. Sloan Fellowship

2002CIAR Quantum Materials Scholar

2006UBC Killam Research Fellowship

20102010 CIFAR Quantum Materials Senior Scholar

2014Fellow of the American Physical Society

Research Interests

Marcel Franz is a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy of the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics, most recently focusing on problems in topological states of quantum matter. Previously, and more generally, he made contributions to the theory of high-temperature superconductivity, graphene, and various exotic phases of correlated electrons.

Research Website


2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3909
Fax: 604.822.4750