Andrew Millis is associate director for Physics at the Simons Foundation and Professor of Physics at Columbia University, where he served as department chair from 2006-2009. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, he worked for ten years in the Theoretical Physics Research group at Bell Laboratories and served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Rutgers University. Millis’s research interests are in the area of theoretical physics, with a particular focus on the properties of interacting electrons in solids and nanostructures.
His recent work has emphasized the development and use of new numerical methods for the many-electron problem and the application of these methods to elucidate the behavior of high temperature superconductors, oxide superlattices, and materials under non-equilibrium conditions. He is the author of more than 250 papers and has served on numerous advisory boards, including that of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is currently a member of the advisory board of the US Summer School on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (which he helped found), a foreign associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Two of his recent postdoctoral fellows have received IUPAP Young Scientist awards.