Elbio R Dagotto

Elbio R Dagotto

UT/ORNL Distinguished Scientist


Research Interest:

  • Theoretical Studies of Mechanical Properties of Metals and Ceramics; Numerical Methods in Quantum Chemistry; Approximate Methods in Quantum Theory of Solids, Molecules and Nano-Particles.

Position at University of Tennessee:

  • Distinguished Professor of Physics
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996


  • Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, Ph.D., 1985, Physics
  • Licenciado en Fisica. Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, 1982


Professional Employment:

  • 2004-present Distinguished Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, and Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
  • 1997-2004 Full Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • 1994-1997 Associate Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 1992-1994 Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • 1988-1991 Research Associate in Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1985-1988 Research Associate in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

Complex Collective Materials Phenomena Team


  • Included in list of top 250 most Highly Cited Physicists (http://isihighlycited.com), 2004
  • Author of book on transition-metal oxides after invitation from Springer-Verlag (Berlin). Title: "Nanoscale Phase Separation and Colossal Magnetoresistance," 2002
  • Becomes “Named” Professor at FSU, 2002
  • Divisional Editor of Physical Review Letters (Condensed Matter) (1998-2002), 1998
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1998

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Board of Editors of Solid State Communications (2000-2002), 2000


Selected Publications:

  1. Complexity in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, Elbio Dagotto, Science 309, 257 (2005).
  2. Phase Separation Scenario for Manganese Oxides and Related Materials, A. Moreo, S. Yunoki and E. Dagotto, Science 283, 2034 (1999).
  3. Colossal Magnetoresistant Materials: The Key Role of Phase Separation, E. Dagotto, T. Hotta, and A. Moreo, Physics Reports 344, 1 (2001).
  4. Electron Transport through a Molecular Conductor with Center-of-Mass Motion, K.A. Al-Hassanieh, C.A. Busser, G.B. Martins, and E.Dagotto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 256807 (2005).
  5. Role of Strong Correlation in the Recent ARPES Experiments for Cuprate Superconductors, S. Yunoki, E. Dagotto, and S. Sorella, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 037001 (2005).
  6. Transport properties of strongly correlated electrons in quantum dots studied with a simple circuit model, G.B Martins, C.A. Busser, K.A. Al-Hassanieh, E.V. Anda, A. Moreo, and E. Dagotto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 066802 (2006).
  7. Correlated electrons in High Temperature Superconductors, E. Dagotto, Rev. Mod. Phys. 66, 763 (1994).
  8. Superconductors go large, G. Alvarez and E. Dagotto, Physics World, December 2004, page 19.