Ross McKenzie is currently a Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His main research interests are in the fields of: condensed matter theory, strongly correlated electron systems, mesoscopic electronics, quantum phase transitions, disordered systems, nano-materials and mathematical physics. He has research grants to investigate strongly correlated electron models for organic superconductors, quantum phase transitions in random systems, mesoscopic electronic devices and electronic transport in DNA.
Prof. McKenzie studied for his first degree in theoretical physics at the Australian National University in Canberra, before moving to Princeton University in the USA for his PhD (completed in 1989). Since then he has worked at the Ohio State University in the USA and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia before moving to the University of Queensland in 2000.