Radu Coldea is a Fellow of the College and a Professor in the Condensed Matter Physics Department at Oxford. Before joining Lincoln, he was a Lecturer in Physics at Bristol, where he had previously been an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. He also held post-doctoral research positions in the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, after his Oxford DPhil. In 2008 he was awarded the B.T.M. Willis prize for neutron scattering from the Institute of Physics and the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry for "fundamental research into quantum properties of novel materials." He teaches second and third year Lincoln Physics undergraduates.
Radu Coldea's research involves the use of neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques to probe the structure and dynamics in complex electronic materials with the aim to understand the effects of quantum fluctuations and electron correlations. For publications and more details visit the research group webpage.