Prof Andrew Mackenzie

Prof Andrew Mackenzie


Researcher profile



Research areas

The physics of correlated electrons, magnetism and superconductivity .

My research interests concern the behaviour of solids in which the independent electron approximation breaks down, and the motion of any one charge carrier is said to be strongly correlated with that of all the others. A huge range of subtle many-body quantum states result from such a situation, the understanding of which represents one of the major challenges of modern physics. My favoured approach is through study of the low temperature properties of extremely pure oxide metals, magnets and superconductors.  From late 2013 my main research job will be as Director, Physics of Quantum Materials, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, but I will retain a partial Chair and active research interests in St Andrews, supervising PhD students who will do joint St Andrews / Max Planck PhDs.

PhD supervision

  • Jose Guimaraes
  • Mari Cole
  • Andela Zivanovic
  • Michal Moravec
  • Zuzanna Filipiak
  • Ayanesh Maiti
  • Maximilian Pelly
  • Caitlin O'Neil
  • Zhenhai Hu
  • Parasar Thulasiram
  • Maria Visscher
  • Jaime Leon

Selected publications


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