UBC physicist among new RSC fellows

(From UBC Science) Congratulations to Dr. Andreas Damascelli, who has recently been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the sciences in Canada.

Since 2000, 40 UBC Science researchers have been recognized by the RSC.

Currently scientific director of UBC's Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, Damascelli uses spectroscopic techniques, including time-, spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and resonant elastic X-ray scattering to study the low-energy electronic structure of quantum materials. His research could be used in the future to make faster transistors, more sensitive sensors, and novel quantum devices.

The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2,000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

Other UBC scientists who are also named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada include computer scientist Uri Ascher and wood scientist Shawn Mansfield. UBC's William Cheung was honoured today by the RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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