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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Ashkan Salamat In The News

September 9, 2021
A new record for the temperature at which materials have superconductivity and has developed a novel way to synthesize superconducting materials at lower pressures than previously reported.
September 9, 2021
A new record for the temperature at which materials have superconductivity and has developed a novel way to synthesize superconducting materials at lower pressures than previously reported.
August 10, 2021
Laser pincers that could fetch antimatter, a squishy insulator that can shapeshift into a conductor, and a 3D map of a tiny chunk of a mouse’s brain could help make AI smarter. This week’s coolest things go big by going small.
August 2, 2021
Remarkable things happen when a “squishy” compound of manganese and sulfide (MnS2) is compressed in a diamond anvil, researchers report.

Articles Featuring Ashkan Salamat

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
UNLV physicist Ashkan Salamat poses for a photo in his lab with green lasers in front of him and a computer screen behind him
Research | August 2, 2021
New discovery details how metals at room temperature can move from one state to another with a relatively small change in pressure.
Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020
A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.