Michelle Johannes received her Ph.D. in Computational Physics in 2003 from the University of California, Davis. Her work there on superconductivity and magnetism continued during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., where she became a permanent staff member in 2005. In addition to continuing work on superconducting materials, her current interests include magnetism on triangular lattices and the electrochemistry of oxide battery materials.
The discovery of superconductivity in iron-based compounds with a similar, but simpler, structure to the iron-pnictides could provide an important testing ground for unconventional superconductivity. Read More »