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R. Ale Lukaszew

Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Office : Small Hall 252
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.

Refereed Papers Published
  1. 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 []
  2. 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, []
  3. Z. Li, J. M. Riso, R. A. Lukaszew, “Photocathode materials able to sustain high Currents”, Proc. Of Science, (PSTP2013)061, (published in 2014).
  4. K. Yang, R. A. Lukaszew, “Magneto-Optical Studies in Magneto-Plasmonic Ferromagnetic Silmanal Thin Films”, 59th Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference (2014).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).