Associate Vice President, University Research Institues , Professor, Physics, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Distinguished Professor
Elliott Cheu is the interim Dean of the College of Science and a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Arizona. He started his academic career at Stanford University, where he majored in physics. While at Stanford, he participated in research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), which piqued his interest in understanding the most fundamental elements of the Universe. This interest next led him to Cornell University where he obtained his Ph.D. in physics, with an emphasis on particle physics. After graduate school, Elliott obtained the Robert R. McCormick Fellowship at the University of Chicago, working on the KTeV experiment. This experiment was the first to discover a phenomenon called direct CP violation, which demonstrated the difference between matter and anti-matter. In 1996 Elliott moved to the University of Arizona, and has been here ever since. He currently performs research at the Large Hadron Collider, searching for new phenomena related to dark matter.