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R. Ale Lukaszew

Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Distinguished Professor of Physics

Office: Small Hall 252
Office Phone: 757-221-2444
Email: [[ralukaszew]]
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Research Profile

Fundamental studies on thin films (epitaxial, magnetic, etc.) and highly anisotropic nano-magnets.Correlation between structure, surface morphology and physical properties in thin films.Proximity and induced magnetic effects.Magneto-optical applications of magnetic nano-particles. Magneto-optical sensors.Bio-applications of nano-magnets. Biophotonic applications.Transport properties of magnetic thin films and nano-structures. Spintronic applications.


Courses taught at the College of William and Mary

Interdisciplinary undergraduate freshman seminar (2007): Physics and Theater.

Courses taught previously at UT

Intermediate Laboratory PHYS-3180 (electronics, intermediate undergraduate course), general and honors classes. UT, 2002-2004.

Thesis Research PHYS-6960/8960 (graduate course). UT, 2001-present. Mentor for three graduate students.

Research Methods in Physics and Astronomy PHYS-4910. UT-2004.

Physics of Thin Films PHYS- 6980/8980 (graduate course). UT, 2003.

Electromagnetism (senior undergraduate course) PHYS-4230/5230, general and honors classes. UT, 2002-2003.

Physics and Astronomy Journal Seminar PHYS 6020/8020 (graduate course), 2003.

Calculus-based Introductory Physics-Honors Class (lecture and recitation) PHYS-2140. UT, 2001-2002.

Calculus-based Introductory Physics-General Class (lecture and recitation). PHYS-2130. UT, 2001.

Modern Physics (senior undergraduate course). Kettering University, 2000.

Courses taught previously at other institutions

Calculus-based Introductory Physics II (undergraduate course). Kettering University, 2000.

Mechanics Lab. (undergraduate course). Kettering University, 2000.

Introductory Astronomy AST-201 (General lecturer and laboratory instructor. Undergraduate course). Wayne State University 1994-1996.

Topics in Physics for Science High-School Teachers PHY-604 (General lecturer and laboratory instructor. Graduate course). Wayne State University 1994-1995.

Elementary and Introductory Physics courses (Undergraduate course, quiz and lab instructor). PHYS 102, PHYS 213, PHYS 214. Wayne State University 1991-1993.

Algebra (undergraduate course), College of Engineering, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989-1990.

Analytical Geometry (undergraduate course) College of Engineering, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989-1990.

Quiz and lab instructor for Introductory Physics courses PHYS-213 and PHYS-214 (calculus and non-calculus based) Wayne State University, 1986-1988.