Professor Santa Ono recently took office as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. In a series of In Conversation events, presented in communities around the world by alumni UBC, Professor Ono will share his early priorities and interests as well as gather input from alumni and friends on how we can continue to strengthen our university. He will also speak with Professor Andrea Damascelli, Professor and Scientific Director of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, about the important research and innovation being carried out at UBC.
This event took place April 25, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.
Andrea is the Scientific Director of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the study of novel complex systems and utilizes spectroscopic techniques like time-, spin- and angle-resolved spectroscopy (ARPES) as well as optical and ultrafast spectroscopies to study the low-energy electronic structure of quantum materials.
Andrea has been honoured with the prestigious Sloan, Killam, NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowships and the Humboldt Foundation’s Bessel Research Award. He is an American Physics Society Fellow, a US National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Andrea is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials. His work has been recognized worldwide and has been instrumental in making Canada a frontrunner in photoelectron spectroscopy.