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.
Refereed Papers Published
- Radue, E; Wang, L; Kittiwatanakul, S; Lu, J; Wolf, S; Rossi, E; Lukaszew, R. A.; Novikova, I, “Substrate induced microstructure effects on the dynamics of the photo-induced Metal-insulator transition in VO2 thin films”, J. Opt. 17, 0255032 (2015). [Note: this collaborative paper has three faculty members in our department as co-authors and was selected Paper of the Week by the journal [http://iopscience.iop.org/2040-8986]
- Lei Wang, Irina Novikova, John M. Klopf, Scott Madaras, Gwyn P. Williams, Eric Madaras, Jiwei Lu, Stuart A. Wolf and R. A. Lukaszew “Distinct Length Scales in the VO2 Metal-Insulator Transition Revealed by Bi-chromatic Optical Probing”, Advanced Optical Materials 2, 30-33 (2014). [Note: this collaborative paper has two faculty members in our department as co-authors and it was selected to have a frontispiece by the journal, [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adom.v2.1/issuetoc]
- Z. Li, J. M. Riso, R. A. Lukaszew, “Photocathode materials able to sustain high Currents”, Proc. Of Science, (PSTP2013)061, (published in 2014).
- K. Yang, R. A. Lukaszew, “Magneto-Optical Studies in Magneto-Plasmonic Ferromagnetic Silmanal Thin Films”, 59th Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference (2014).
- R. A. Lukaszew, “Tests of the Gurevich Model toward larger field gradient in SRF cavities”, 6th workshop on thin films and new ideas for SRF Conference Proceedings (2014).
- R. A. Lukaszew, “A review of the thin film techniques potentially applicable to cavities”, 6th workshop on thin films and new ideas for SRF Conference Proceedings (2014).