Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated faculty for the MSEI are affiliated with the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Earth & Planetary Sciences in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.

David Lederman

  • Title
    • Professor
    • Director, Materials Science & Engineering Initiative
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1217
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 212 ISB
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Solid State Physics, Material Science, Physics, Applied Physics
  • Summary of Expertise
    1. Magnetic nanostructures and interfaces
    2. Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and interfaces
    3. Topological insulators
    4. Bioelectronics
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Alexander L. Ayzner

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David Belanger

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2871
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 245 ISB
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Physics
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Ilan Benjamin

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
    • Department Chair
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3152 (Office), 831-459-3435 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 338
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Computational Modeling
  • Summary of Expertise

    Theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics of chemical reactions in liquids and at interfaces Read more ...

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Frank G Bridges

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Sue A Carter

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Graduate Studies Division
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-331-1050
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 349 Nat Sci II
  • Summary of Expertise

    Renewable Energy, Sustainable Systems, Optoelectronics

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Shaowei Chen

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5841 (Office), 831-459-1892 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, Physical Sciences Bldg 148
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Material Science, Energy
  • Summary of Expertise

    Synthesis, characterization, and manipulation of novel functional nanomaterials (metals and semiconductors); their long-range ordered assemblies and related nanoscale electron transfer; Read more ...

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Joshua Deutsch

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2265
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 219 ISB
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Peter Fischer

  • Title
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5324 (office), 925-395-7846 (cell)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 256 ISB
  • Summary of Expertise

    My scientific expertise is in characterizing magnetic materials with polarized x-rays. I am primarily using x-ray spectromicroscopies, which allow me in a unique way to image with almost nanometer Read more ...

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Nobuhiko P Kobayashi

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Yat Li

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1952 (Office), 831-502-7363 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 160
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Energy, Material Science
  • Summary of Expertise

    Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Solar energy conversion applications, Nanoscale electronics and photonics Read more ...

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Onuttom Narayan

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4123
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 241 ISB
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Scott R. J. Oliver

  • Title
    • Professor
    • X-ray Facility Director
    • Faculty Undergraduate Adviser
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5448 (Office), 831-459-4225 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 258
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Material Science, Environmental Studies, Water, X-ray Crystallography, Solid State Physics, Biotechnology
  • Summary of Expertise

    Cationic inorganic materials for environmental cleanup; biomaterials; powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction

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Michael Mikio Oye

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Yuan Ping

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1390 (Office), 831-459-2874 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 354
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Material Science
  • Summary of Expertise

    Theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry, electronic structure, optical, carrier transport and catalytic properties of transition metal oxides and interfaces, defect physics, low dimensional Read more ...

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Arthur P Ramirez

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Marco A Rolandi

  • Title
    • Chair, Electrical Engineering
    • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
  • Department
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3821
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Jack Baskin Engineering Building, N/A
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Zack Schlesinger

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3714
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 243 ISB
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Holger Schmidt

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B. Sriram Shastry

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Jairo Velasco Jr.

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1806
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 249 ISB
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Ahmet Ali Yanik

  • Title
    • Assist. Professor
  • Department
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    • Crown College
  • Phone
    831-459-3491
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Jack Baskin Engineering Building, BE-257C
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Electrical Engineering, Optics, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Viruses and Microbes, Neuroscience, Material Science, Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Computational Modeling
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Quentin Williams

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
    • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3132
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A212
  • Summary of Expertise

    Mineral Physics, Experimental Geochemistry

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Jin Zhang

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3776 (Office), 831-459-3912 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 152
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry
  • Summary of Expertise

    Design, synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials, including semiconductor and metal nanoparticles; femtosecond laser spectroscopy; ultrafast dynamics on surfaces and at Read more ...

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