The advent of high temperature superconductivity in the cuprates and pnictides has highlighted the necessity for understanding the role of interactions between electrons in materials. Professor Agterberg develops theoretical descriptions of correlated electron materials with an aim to provide new insight into this issue. Applications include unconventional superconductors, novel topological electronic structures, and new electronic phases of matter.
Daniel Agterberg received his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Waterloo in 1991, his M.Sc. in 1992 and his Ph.D in 1996, both from the University of Toronto. He was a research associate at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) – Zurich from 1996 to 1998 and from 1998 to 2000 at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University. Since 2000, Agterberg has been working at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he holds the rank of professor.
Professor Agterberg has received several awards, including two from Argonne National Laboratory, one from Research Corporation, one from Petroleum Research Funds, two UWM Research Growth Initiative awards and two National Science Foundation awards. He has held visiting scientist positions at Argonne National Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), and the University of Tokyo (at the ISSP). His work is currently supported by a National Science Foundation grant.