Ashkan Salamat

Assistant Professor of Physics
Expertise: Physics, Chemistry

Biography

Ashkan Salamat is an assistant professor of physics at the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Salamat is also a part of UNLV’s High Pressure Science and Engineering Center, a multidisciplinary group that explores fundamental experimental, computational, and engineering problems of materials under high pressure.

Salamat’s research focuses on identifying the precise makeup of metal superhydrides – extremely hydrogen-rich materials – and techniques to readily synthesize them. Prior to joining UNLV, Salamat was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, researching warm dense hydrogen. In 2019, Salamat was one of just 46 university professors nationwide – and the first from UNLV – to earn an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Salamat currently manages the Salamat Lab at UNLV, exploring the high energy density landscape of light elemental (H-C-N-O) systems and their related compounds, which are relevant for Fundamental and Applied sciences.

Education

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University College London, UK
  • M.Sci, Chemistry, Imperial College, UK

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December 29, 2021
A team of researchers has observed an unusual transformation in material under incredibly high pressure.
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December 21, 2021
Scientists have discovered that manganese coupled with sulfide, when under pressure, undergoes a surprising metamorphosis with potential uses in next-generation electronics.
December 20, 2021
Scientists have discovered that manganese coupled with sulfide, when under pressure, undergoes a surprising metamorphosis with potential uses in next-generation electronics.
Science Magazine
November 17, 2021
Physicist asserted scientific malfeasance in prominent result, but his paper itself is under fire.

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