Dr Ingo Loa


School of Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests 

I am interested in the physical properties of solids at high pressure, which I study with x-ray diffraction and inelastic x-ray scattering experiments in combination with ab initio electronic structure calculations.


  • Pure Elements:  Over the past decade, numerous elements have been discovered to adopt high-pressure phases with extremely complex crystal structures.  I study the physical properties and teh mechanisms that stabilise exotic elemental phases.
  • Thermoelectric Materials:  I am interested in understanding why some thermoelectric materials show dramatic enhancements of their properties at high pressure, so as to help create better-performing thermolectrics. 

Email Address 


Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh Room 3803, Erskine Williamson Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, The King's Buildings Edinburgh, EH9 3FD


+44 (0)131 651 7212


+44 (0)131 651 7049