Eva Y. Andrei


Eva Andrei is an experimental condensed matter physicist recognized for her work on low dimensional electron systems, including two-dimensional electrons on helium,  magnetically induced Wigner crystal  in  semiconductor heterojunctions and vortices in superconductors. She is known particularly for her ground-breaking work on the electronic properties of graphene -  a one-atom thick membrane of crystalline carbon with extraordinary electronic properties stemming from charge carriers that behave like ultra-relativistic particles.


Background.

Following an undergraduate degree from Tel Aviv University Andrei received her Physics PhD  from Rutgers University. In 1987 after  post-doctoral work at Bell laboratories  and  Saclay France,  she joined  Rutgers as an assistant professor of Physics.  She is currently a  Board  of  Governors Chaired professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University.  


Andrei holds fellowships  in  the American Physical Society  (APS)  and in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  She is  a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences  and a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences .

Andrei  holds the Medal of Physics from CEA, a French government research organization and  she received the 2010 Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.


Andrei is vice chair of the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee for the National Research Council ,  the Chair-elect for the Physics division of the AAAS, and has served on the executive committee of the APS.  She has edited  Two Dimensional Electrons on Helium and other Cryogenic Substrates published by Kluwer Academic Press.  Andrei is currently an  editor for the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences  and serves on the editorial board of  Solid State Communications.



Current research Interests.

Andrei employs magneto-transport, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy to elucidate the electronic properties of graphene and other 2-dimensional materials, and how they are affected by external perturbations such as magnetic field, charge impurities, boundaries and substrate materials.  She and her group demonstrated that by suspending graphene so as to leave it unattached to a substrate it is possible to access the intrinsic properties of its unusual charge carriers. This led to the observation of the fractional quantum Hall effect, providing   a direct manifestation of unexpectedly strong electron- electron correlations in this material.  In 2009, the AAAS journal Science cited these findings in its list of the year’s 10 groundbreaking scientific achievements. Another example is the discovery by Andrei and her group of so-called “Van Hove singularities” in the band structure of stacked graphene layers. They showed that by superposing graphene layers so that their relative crystal orientation is twisted away from equilibrium it is possible to change in a controlled way the band structure, a property which is usually considered to be intrinsic to the chemical composition and crystal structure of a material. 




 



Contact InformationText Box:

Office: Serin W114
Lab: Nano-Physics-Laboratory NPL Rooms 2-5

Mailing Address:
Rutgers University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08855 USA

Phone: (848) 445-8748
Fax: (732)445-4343
Email:eandrei-at-physics.rutgers.edu

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