University of Cambridge

Suchitra Sebastian


Suchitra Sebastian is a University Lecturer and Royal Society University Research Fellow in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Suchitra moved to the University of Cambridge in 2006 as a Junior Research Fellow in Physics at Trinity College. She received a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University, prior to which she obtained an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a BSc in Physics from the Women’s Christian College, Chennai.
At the University of Cambridge, Suchitra works on various novel correlated materials including unconventional superconductors. She was recently awarded a five year ERC Starting Grant for a research project on unconventional superconductivity from a Mott insulating parent material. She previously received an IUPAP Young Scientist Medal for her research in the area of magnetism, an IOP Moseley Medal for her discoveries in frustrated quantum magnets, heavy fermion systems, and high temperature superconductors, and a L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship to develop the next generation of superconductors. Suchitra travels extensively to international high field magnet facilities, for which she was awarded an ICAM fellowship.

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