Daniel Agterberg

Professor & Graduate Admissions/Finance Committee Chair
 KEN 4063


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.

Biographical Sketch

Daniel Agterberg received his BSc in Physics from the University of Waterloo in 1991, his MSc in 1992 and his PhD 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.

Selected Publications

Ge, Z., Yan, C., Zhang, H., Agterberg, Daniel F., Weinert, Michael T., and Li, Lian. “Evidence for d-wave superconductivity in single layer FeSe/SrTiO3 probed by quasiparticle scattering off step edges” Nano Letters19. (2019): 2497.
Shishidou, T., Agterberg, Daniel F., and Weinert, Michael T.“Magnetic fluctuations in single-layer FeSe” COMMUNICATIONS PHYSICS1. (2018).
Agterberg, Daniel F., Shishidou, Tatsuya, O’Halloran, Joseph, Brydon, Philip, and Weinert, Michael T.“Resilient nodeless d -wave superconductivity in monolayer FeSe” Physical Review Letters119. (2017): 267001.
Agterberg, Daniel F., Brydon, Philip M., and Timm, Carsten. “Bogoliubov Fermi Surfaces in Superconductors with Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry” Physical Review Letters118. (2017): 127001.
Brydon, Philip M., Wang, Limin, Weinert, Michael T., and Agterberg, Daniel F.“Pairing of j=3/2 fermions in half-Heusler superconductors” Physical Review Letters116. (2016): 117001.
Wang , Yuxuan, Agterberg, Daniel F., and Chubukov, Andrey. “Coexistence of Charge-Density-Wave and Pair-Density-Wave Orders in Underdoped Cuprates” Physical Review Letters114. (2015): 197001.
Agterberg, Daniel F., Melchert, Drew S., and Kashyap, Manoj. “Emergent loop current order from pair density wave superconductivity” Physical Review B91. (2015): 054502.
Agterberg, Daniel F., Babaev, Egor, and Garaud, Julien. “Microscopic prediction of skyrmion lattice state in clean interface superconductors” Physical Review B90. (2014): 064509.
Youn, Suk J., Fischer, Mark H., Rhim, Sonny H., Sigrist, Manfred, and Agterberg, Daniel F.“Role of strong spin-orbit coupling in the superconductivity of the hexagonal pnictide SrPtAs” Physical Review B85. (2012): 220505.
Isaev, Leonid, Agterberg, Daniel F., and Vekhter, Ilya. “Kondo effect in the presence of spin-orbit coupling” Physical Review B85.081107 (2012).
Mukherjee, Shantanu, and Agterberg, Daniel F.“Role of d-wave pairing in A15 superconductors” Physical Review B84. (2011): 134520 .
Agterberg, Daniel F., Sigrist, Manfred, and Tsunetsugu, Hiro. “Order Parameter and Vortices in the Superconducting Q Phase of CeCoIn5” Physical Review Letters102. (2009): 207004.
Agterberg, Daniel F., and Tsunetsugu, Hiro. “Dislocations and vortices in pair-density-wave superconductors” Nature Physics4. (2008): 639.
Suslov, A., Ketterson, J. B., Hinks, D. G., Agterberg, Daniel F., and Sarma, Bimal K.“H-T phase diagram of URu2Si2 in high magnetic fields” Phys. Rev. B68.020406 (2003).