Elbio Dagotto is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Tennesse and Distinguished Scientist at the Materials Science and Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1985 at the Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. Dagotto has been working mainly on computational studies of models for systems where strong correlations among the electrons play an important role. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Solid State Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences, and a former divisional editor of Physical Review Letters (1998–2002). Dr. Dagotto was named an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society in 2008.
Researchers bring the prospect of new electronic devices based on oxide materials closer to reality by doping interfaces via polar discontinuities rather than chemical substitution.