Johnpierre Paglione directs a research group in the Quantum Materials Center at the University of Maryland. His team has contributed to several fields of condensed matter research through both single-crystal synthesis of superconducting, quantum-critical and topological materials, as well as exploration of novel phenomena. He is a leader in the field of quantum criticality and has made important contributions to the fields of heavy-fermion materials and the quasiparticle picture of correlated materials. Dr. Paglione has more recently pursued several new areas of research including iron-based high-temperature superconductivity and topological insulators and superconductors. He is the recipient of a National Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy, and has been selected for an EPiQS Materials Synthesis Investigator Award by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. Dr. Paglione earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Canada.