Professor Richard Scalettar joined the faculty at UCD in 1989. His
research activities are in the area of magnetism, superconductivity, and
metal-insulator transitions in solids, and related quantum phase
transitions in ultracold atomic gases on optical lattices. He has over
200 publications in these fields. His most recent research focuses on
the role of spatial inhomogenieties on quantum phases of matter which
exhibit the effect of strong interparticle interactions.
Funding for this work has come from the National Science Foundation
(NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Naval Research
(ONR), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Most of Professor Scalettar's work uses Quantum Monte Carlo simulation
techniques, and he has significant expertise in numerical algorithm
development. In this area he has worked with colleagues in the Applied
Mathematics and Computer Science groups at UC Davis, with grants from
the NSF Information Technology Research and the DOE Scientific Discovery
through Advanced Computing Programs.
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
- Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa
- Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois,
- Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California,
- Associate Professor of Physics, University of California,
- Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis,
- Vice Chairman, Physics Department, University of
California, Davis, 1998-2003; 2008-present
- Project Coordinator, DOE Computational Materials Science
Network, 2003-2009 ''Predictive Capability for Strongly Correlated Electron Materials''
- Chancellor's Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, University of California, Davis, 2009.
- Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1983
- David Saxon Award, 1983
- Dupont Fellowship, 1982