Eva Zurek

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Eva Zurek is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her Ph.D. was carried out at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart and her postdoctoral work at Cornell University. She is the recipient of the Sloan Fellowship, TMS Young Leader Award, UB Young Investigator Award, and the QSCP Promising Young Scientist Award. Eva studies the electronic structure, properties, and reactivity of matter under high pressure, focusing on 2D materials, catalysts, solvated electrons, and electrides using first-principles calculations. She also develops algorithms for the a prioriĀ prediction of the structures of crystals and applies them to search for new superconducting and superhard materials.


Viewpoint: Pushing Towards Room-Temperature Superconductivity

Two independent studies report superconductivity at record high temperatures in hydrogen-rich materials under extreme pressure. Read More »