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Alessandra Lanzara received her BA and PhD in physics from Universita’ di Roma La Sapienza, Italy in 1999 and was awarded the "Marcello Conversi Award" as Outstanding Thesis at the same University. She was a post-doc at Stanford University for three years since 1999. In 2002 she joined the physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor and since 2006 she is an Associate Professor in the same department. She is also a Faculty Scientist at the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2002.

Awards and Honors include: David Shirley Award for “groundbreaking work measuring the electronic structure of graphene” ; Distinguished Women in Physics Lecture (2007); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award (2005); Sloan Foundation Research Fellow (2004); Hellman Award (2004); National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (2003-2008); W. McMillan Award (2003) for “the discovery of a universal energy scale in cuprate superconductors”; Research Fellow Award (A. della Riccia Foundation) (1999)

Alessandra Lanzara
Research: Condensed Matter Physics And Materials Science
Campus Office:
321 Birge
Phone: (510) 642-4863