Carmen C. Almasan
Carmen C. Almasan received her Ph.D. in 1989 from University of South Carolina. She joined the Kent State University physics faculty in 1995. Prior to this, she held research appointments at the University of California San Diego. Her area of research is experimental low-temperature condensed matter physics with emphasis on the study of the phase diagram of “exotic” unconventional superconductors, such as heavy fermions, cuprates, and Fe-based pnictides, that reveals an intricate interplay between magnetism and superconductivity and the striking effects arising from this interplay, as well as the heavy fermion behavior and the non-Fermi liquid behavior. The interest in these remarkable new materials is twofold: their potential for technological applications, and the possibility that new mechanisms are responsible for their novel physical properties.