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Prof. Barry L. Zink (Full CV)
Professor of Physics
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego, 2002
M.S. in Physics, UC San Diego, 2002
B.S. in Physics, UC Santa Cruz, 1996
Member of APS (GMAG, DMP, DCMP, GIMS), MRS, IEEE Magnetics Society (Senior
Outstanding Referee (Physical Review Journals, Review of Scientific
George T. Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
DU Natural Sciences and Mathematics Excellence in Research Award,
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-04
Scholar and ResearchGate
Graduate Student Researchers:
Rachel Bennet (expected graduation Spring 2020)
Undergraduate Student Researchers:
Alex Hojem, Beverly (dog), BLZ, Sarah Mason, and Devin Wesenberg, Summer
Group Alumni (PhD and Post-doc):
Devin Wesenberg, PhD 2018, Heat, Charge, and Spin Transport of Thin Film
Nanostructures. Currently Process Engineer, Lam Research,
Alex Hojem, PhD 2016, Thermal Effects on Spin Currents in Non-local
Metallic Spin Valves. Currently Postdoctoral Scholar, UC San Diego
with Prof. Ivan Schuller.
James Hays-Wehle, Post-doc (jointly with NIST Boulder), 2013-2015, Currently
Physicist, NIST Boulder Quantum Sensors Project.
Sarah J. Mason, PhD May 2014, Nanoscale
Thermoelectrics: A Study of the Absolute Seebeck Coefficient of Thin
Films. Currently Process Engineer, Broadcom Technologies,
Fort Collins, CO
Dain Bassett, PhD Jan 2014, Measurement
of Low Temperature Thermal Properties of Microcalorimeters using Johnson
Noise Thermometry. Currently Process Engineer, Intel
Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
Jason Underwood, Post-doc 2012-2013, Currently Physicist, NIST
Gaithersburg Quantum Voltage/Quantum Electronics
Horansky, Post-doc (jointly with NIST Boulder), 2009-13. Currently NIST
Boulder Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division
Azure D. Avery, PhD 2013, Thermal and
Electrical Transport in Ferromagnetic Metal Thin Films.
Currently Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Formerly Post-doc, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rubina Sultan, PhD 2010, Measurement
of Thermoelectric Properties of Amorphous Silicon Based Thin Films.
Currently Senior Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
Nikhil Jethava, Post-doc 2009, Currently Sr. Business Strategy Manager,
Farhana Baset, MS 2007, Defect and
Magnetic States in Amorphous Magnetic Semiconductors. Currently PhD
candidate, University of Ottawa.
Alumni (Undergraduate Researchers and Other Visitors):
Gail Cotteril, 2011-2013, B.S. 2013
Di Wei, 2010-2012, B. S. 2012, Thesis: Measurements
of Thin Film and Nano Hybrid Thermoelectric Materials.
Currently PhD student, Harvard University, Yacoby
Joseph Rauch, 2010-2012, B.S. 2012. Currently PhD student, Brandeis
Jessica Olson, 2010, Visiting Researcher, Cherry Creek High School Physics
Greg Stiehl, 2008-2010, B.S. 2010, Thesis: Measurement
and Reduction of Sensitivity to External Magnetic Fields for NIST SQUID
amplifiers. Currently PhD student, Cornell University, Dan
Erik Partridge, 2009-2010, B. S. 2010, Thesis: Exploring
Temperature Dependent Resistance of Semiconducting Thin Film
Andrew Bacino, 2009
Abby Johnson, 2008-2009. Currently Adjunct Faculty, Colorado School
of Mines, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.