Adam A Aczel

R&D Staff

Adam Aczel is currently a R&D staff member in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Adam received a Ph.D. degree in physics from McMaster University in 2010. After graduation, he became a postdoctoral fellow in the Neutron Sciences Directorate before moving to his current positions. Adam’s research interests include neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation studies of quantum materials, with a current emphasis on frustrated magnetism, skyrmions, and heavy transition metal magnets. For Adam’s research contributions to elucidating proximate Kitaev spin liquid behavior in the quasi-2D magnet alpha-RuCl3, he received the UT Battelle Team Research Award and the UT Battelle Director’s Team Research Award in 2016.


2016: UT Battelle Team Research Award and UT Battelle Director’s Team Research Award: “For team effort culminating in the observation of fractionalized quantum spin liquid excitations”
2005 - 2009: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Awarded to a high caliber scholar engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.
2006 - 2007: James F. Harvey and Helen S. Harvey Travel Scholarship, McMaster University
2005 - 2006: Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award, Golden Key International Honour Society. Awarded to an outstanding graduate student who excels in the areas of academics, leadership, and service.
2006: Board of Governor’s Medal, Physics, University of Windsor. Awarded to the graduating student with the highest average in their discipline.