Directors of ICAM

Piers Coleman

Co-director Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

Piers Coleman became a director of ICAM in 2011. He is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Rutgers University in New Jersey and also holds a Chair in Theoretical Physics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 

 

His research focuses on the emergent properties of quantum matter, and the development of novel conceptual approaches to Many Body Physics.  He is deeply fascinated by all forms of emergence, from biological to quantum matter.  

Rajiv Singh

Co-director Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

Rajiv Singh became a director of ICAM in 2016.  He is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Davis.  He holds a Ph. D. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. 

 

His research ranges from the electronic and magnetic behavior  of solids, to protein structure and novel mechanisms in Biological Physics

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Cristina Marchetti

Co-director Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

Cristina Marchetti became a director of ICAM in 2022. She is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph. D. from the University of Florida. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Science and the US National Academy of Sciences.

She has worked on a broad range of problems in condensed matter physics, including supercooled fluids, superconductors and driven disordered systems. Her current research focuses on the emergent behavior of soft, active and living matter. 

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