May 1, 2013 - The recent Nature Communications article by Prof. Xiao and his graduate students and postdocs, including also a collaborator from the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Films and Integrated Devices in China, has provides perhaps the key insight into the controversy surrounding recently emerged fields of spin torques driven by spin-orbit (SO) coupling generated by relativstic effects in solids.
The Magnetics Lab at the University of Delaware has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral fellow with expertise in Colloidal Chemistry and Nanoparticle Synthesis. The postdoc will work with a team of scientists to synthesize and assemble magnetically hard and soft nanoparticles to fabricate a high performance nanocomposite magnet with properties significantly better than those of the best current magnets.
One (1) position for a physicist, chemist, or chemical or electronic engineer, with a Master's degree or PhD and experience in the deposition of thin magnetic films with sputtering technology of binary or ternary systems, with experience in characterization techniques such as X - Ray diffraction, with Kerr magnetometer, SQUID or VSM. We take seriously the experience in the construction and characterization of multilayer films and characterization at high frequencies (GHz) and manufacturing DC-DC converters and assessment of their performance.
Feb. 5, 2013 - Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate, professor and president of the St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Viacheslav M. Andreev, professor and head of the laboratory of the A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, will receive the 2013 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit during a ceremony to be held in the fall at the University of Delaware in Newark.
July 22, 2009 - Xing Chen is a man of many talents. Not only is he a University of Delaware graduate student in physics, he is an accomplished pianist, and last month he was selected as one of the winners of the 24th International Young Artist Piano Competition. Chen is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology of China, and his adviser at UD is physics professor John Q Xiao. Chen has a pending patent in nanomaterials fabrication.
June 1, 2009 - The Department of Physics & Astronomy had a record number of graduates for the 2008-2009 academic year: 25 Bachelors, 1 Masters and 11 PhD degrees were awarded. The convocation was held on May 30 in 130 Sharp Lab following the Commencement ceremony in the stadium. Guest speaker Prof. Jose D'Arruda, PhD 1972 and Chair of the Physics Department at University of North Carolina at Pembroke encouraged graduates to continue to pursue their dreams and remain curious about the world.
May 13, 2009 - Astrophysicist Stefan Funk, who is currently Assistant Professor of Physics at Stanford University and member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and SLAC, is the recepient of 2009 Shakti P. Duggal Award. Every second year, a committee from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics bestows this award on one outstanding young scientist studying the physics of cosmic rays.