Elizabeth Blackburn

Colleges, School and Institutes

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Elizabeth Blackburn’s research interests are in strongly correlated electron systems, with a focus on magnetism, both dynamic and static, particularly in conjunction with unconventional superconductivity. She has a very wide experience of research using large international experimental facilities, specifically neutron sources and synchrotrons. Her group operates a 17 T cryomagnet with a temperature range from 50 mK to room temperature, that has been used at x-ray and neutron facilities around Europe.

Current projects include:

1/ investigations of the high-Tc cuprate superconductors, looking at the charge density wave, and at the flux line lattice, to deduce the underlying physics involved.

2/ studies of heavy fermion superconductors, using a variety of techniques.

3/ studies of functional magnetic materials, including manganites and magnetocaloric materials.