Adam A Aczel
Neutron Scattering Scientist
Adam Aczel is currently a staff scientist in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee as part of the Joint Faculty Program. 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.