Marcel Franz is a Professor of Physics at UBC and the Deputy Scientific Director at Blusson QMI. Marcel is a leading expert in theories of topological quantum matter, unconventional superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems.
His group has made a number of significant advances in these fields, including the recent prediction of high-temperature topological superconductivity in twisted bilayers of cuprate superconductors.
Topological superconductors are a special class of superconductors with interesting and unusual properties with applications for future technologies.
Marcel has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions including the A.P. Sloan Fellowship (2002), Killam Research Fellowship (2007), has been elected Fellow of the APS (2014) and The Royal Society of Canada (2022).
He obtained his PhD at The University of Rochester in 1994 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow and McMaster and Johns Hopkins universities before joining the faculty of The University of British Columbia in 2000.
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