SHANTI DEEMYAD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy
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Research Summary

I am an experimental physicist. My research is focused on studying the matter at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. I am interested in several topics including correlated electron systems and physics of quantum solids.

Education

  • BSc, Physics, Sharif University of Technology
  • PhD, Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Physics, Harvard University

Biography

Shanti Deemyad is an experimental condensed matter physicist and an associate professor of Physics at University of Utah. Deemyad studies the propreties of matter at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Deemyad earned her bachelor's degree in Physics at Sharif University of Technology. During her bachelor degree, Deemyad worked in Magnetic Research Lab under supervision of Mohammad Akhavan where she studied the effects of oxygen doping on properties of Cuprates. She joined Washington University in St. Louis for her graduate studies, earning a PhD in 2004 under supervision of Jim Schilling. In WASHU she studied the superconducting properties of simple metals under pressure. After her graduation Deemyad did a postdoctoral fellowship with Ike Silvera at Harvard University where she studied the melting curve of hydrogen under extreme conditions and found the first evidence of the maximum in the melting line of hydrogen. Deemyad was 2016 chair of Gordon research conference in high pressure research and she is currently the treasurer of international association of advancement of high pressure (AIRAPT).