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Stefan BoettcherProfessor and Department Chair

Awards and Honors


  • 1996-1998 Director's Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory;
  • 2003 Fellow, Institute of Physics;
  • 2009-2010 Fulbright Research Scholar
  • 2014-2015 Villum Foundation Visiting Professor in Denmark
  • 2014-2017 "Ciencia Sem Fronteiras" Research Professor in Brazil
  • 2018 Fulbright-FACEPE Distinguished Chair in Pernambuco (Brazil)
  • 2018 elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)


Ph.D., Washington University, 1993


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Research Area

Theoretical and Computational Physics.

Research Interests

Dr. Boettcher's research focuses on computational and theoretical problems in strongly disordered systems, with applications ranging from evolutionary dynamics and amorphous materials to combinatorial optimization.