Andrea Cavalleri is elected member of the European Academy of Sciences

CFEL’s leading scientist Andrea Cavalleri, the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and a Professor of Physics at Oxford University, has been elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), a non-profit, non-governmental and independent organization of distinguished scholars. It aims to elect the best European scientists as members in order to strengthen European science and scientific cooperation across national borders. 

Cavalleri is internationally recognized for his experimental work in the non-equilibrium dynamics of complex solids, and is being elected to EURASC for his work in which electromagnetic radiation is used to control complex materials and to induce new quantum phases. This is most clearly reflected in his demonstration of non-equilibrium superconductivity far above the thermodynamic transition temperature.

Cavalleri is also widely acknowledged as one of the people who developed the field of ultrafast X-ray science, from its early inception with tabletop laser sources to the newly available Free-Electron Lasers.

After receiving a laurea degree from the University of Pavia (Italy), he held graduate, postgraduate, and research staff positions at the University of Essen (Germany), at the University of California, San Diego (US), and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US).

Andrea Cavalleri has also been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Institute of Physics, and of the American Physical Society. He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea. His awards include the 2018 Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society, the 2015 Max Born Medal of the IoP and the DFG, the 2012 Medaglia Teresiana from the University of Pavia, and the 2004 European Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.