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Nathan Newman

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

Professor
School of Materials
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Nate Newman serves as the Lawrence Professor of Solid State Sciences and is a faculty member in the Materials Program at Arizona State University.  Nathan Newman earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He received the B.S. degree in biomedical/electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1981. He has been employed as a member of the technical staff at the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Stanford University, and Conductus, Inc. and as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University. His research interests include the growth, characterization and modeling of novel solid-state materials for microwave, photonic, and high-speed applications.He has been author or co-author of over 200 technical papers, has 12 patents, has received the IEEE Van Duzer award and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Physical Society. He also serves as Associate Editor for Materials in the IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity and has served as the Chair of the U.S. Committee on Superconductor Electronics and director of ASU’s LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Sciences. 

Expertise

semiconductor, superconductor and dielectric materials, thin film materials synthesis materials characterization

Education

1987, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1983, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1981, B.S. Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

 

Education

1987, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1983, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1981, B.S. Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

Publications
  • M Rao, Nathan Newman, S Mahajan. Phase separation and atomic ordering in InGaN layers. Scripta Materialia (2007).
  • A Wise, D Kim, Nathan Newman, S Mahajan. Atomic Ordering in AlxGa1-xN thin films. Scripta Materialia (2006).
  • B Strawbridge, R Singh, S Beach, S Mahajan, Nathan Newman. Effects of surface roughness and film thickness on relative electron energy loss spectra of group III metals. J. Vac. Sci. Technol (2006).
  • Hongxue Liu, Shaojun Liu, Victor Zenou, Cameron Beach, Nathan Newman. Structural, Dielectric and Optical Properties of Ni-doped Barium Cadmium Tantalate Ceramics. Jap. J. Appl. Phys (2006).
  • J Sun, S Liu, Nathan Newman, D Smith. Atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy of the microstructure of ordered Ba(Cd1/3Ta2/3)O3 perovskite ceramics. J. Amer. Cer. Soc (2006).
  • Nathan Newman, David Smith, A Freeman, M van Schilfgaarde, Stephen Wu, H Liu, J Medvedeva, Gu Lin, R Singh, Z Yu, I Krainsky, S Krishnamurthy. Recent progress towards the development of ferromagnetic nitride semiconductors for spintronic applications. Physica Status Solidi a (2006).
  • R Singh, R Gandikota, J Kim, Nathan Newman, J Rowell. MgB2 tunnel junctions with native or thermal oxide barriers. Appl. Phys. Lett (2006).
  • Sahoju Liu, Vincent Merrick, Nathan Newman. Structural, chemical and dielectric properties of ceramic injection molded Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3 microwave dielectric ceramics. J. Europ. Ceram. Soc (2006).
  • Stephen Wu, Nathan Newman. Electrical transport properties of ferromagnetic GaxCr1-xN thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett (2006).
  • Yu Lei, Nathan Newman, J Rowell. Incorporation of a realistic dielectric response for the barrier material in the Josephson junction circuit model. IEEE Transactions on Appl. Supercond (2005).
Research Activity
  • Newman,Nathan*. Presentation Travel to NG Baltimore Campus. NORTHROP GRUMMAN(7/15/2015 - 7/18/2015).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Extended Frequency Tunable Filter Proposal - Base Period. (6/10/2015 - 12/31/2015).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Extended Frequency Tunable Filter Proposal - Option Period. (3/25/2015 - 12/31/2015).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) Program. NORTHROP GRUMMAN(2/17/2015 - 12/24/2017).
  • Newman,Nathan*. NCTA Cold Logic Program (Grendel). NORTHROP GRUMMAN(10/14/2013 - 12/31/2015).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Development of Novel Josephson Tunnel Junctions for Quantum Computing. NORTHROP GRUMMAN(8/27/2013 - 12/30/2015).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Synthesize and characterize superlattices of high temperature superconductors and metalsuperconductor interfaces. (1/7/2013 - 10/18/2013).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Development of an atomic scale investigation of critical issues in the Nb trilayer process. DOD-NAVY-ONR(12/15/2012 - 9/30/2013).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Synthesis microfabrication and characterization of JMRAM (Josephson Magnetic Random Access Memory) devices and cells. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN(9/27/2012 - 9/26/2013).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Characterize Epitaxial Layers from the LAST Epitaxial Reactor. LAWRENCE SEMICONDUCT RES LAB(5/14/2012 - 5/13/2013).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Defect engineering for the development of ultra-low loss microwave dielectrics. DOD-ARMY-ARO(10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Buseck,P R, Buseck,P R. Pyrite (FeS2) thin-films for photovoltaics. NSF-ENG-CBET(9/1/2011 - 8/31/2014).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Precession Magnetic Sensor. SRI INTERNATL(1/4/2011 - 7/31/2012).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Ultra-Low Power Digital Logic for OHPC. NORTHROP GRUMMAN(12/13/2010 - 9/30/2011).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Singh,Rakesh Kumar. Development of AlNx and AlOxNy barrier Josephson junctions and fabrication process for advanced RSFQ circuits. DOD-NAVY-ONR(10/1/2009 - 9/30/2012).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Josephson Junction Devices with TiN Barrier Materials. NORTHROP GRUMMAN(4/2/2009 - 10/2/2009).
  • Carpenter,Ray W*, Buseck,P R, Crozier,Peter, Drucker,Jeffery S, Mahajan,Subhash, Mccartney,Martha Rogers, Newman,Nathan, Rez,Peter, Sharma,Renu, Sharp,Thomas, Smith,David John, Spence,John Charles, Treacy,Michael Matthew John. MRI: Acquisition of an aberration corrected high resolution analytical transmission electron micro for advanced materials research. NSF-MPS-DMR(10/1/2008 - 8/31/2014).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark. Development of improved microwave dielectric materials using advanced experimental and theoretical methods. DOD-ARMY-ARO(9/19/2008 - 9/18/2011).
  • Newman,Nathan*. STTR: Diluted-Magnetic Semiconductor (DMS) Tunneling Devices for the Terahertz Regime Phase II. NanoRTD(8/25/2008 - 5/24/2011).
  • Van Schilfgaarde,Mark*, Newman,Nathan. II-IV-V Based Thin Film Tandem Photovoltaic Cell. DOE-GOLDEN FIELD OFFICE(2/1/2008 - 7/31/2011).
  • Newman,Nathan*. STTR: DILUTED MAGNETIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (DMS) FOR THE TERAHERTZ REGIME. NanoRTD(7/20/2007 - 1/20/2008).
  • Mahajan,Subhash*, Newman,Nathan. Understanding Microstructures of MIxed III Nitride Layers. NSF-MPS-DMR(5/1/2007 - 4/30/2010).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Characterization of transition-metal oxide materials and devices. Intermolecular(3/5/2007 - 5/31/2008).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Singh,Rakesh Kumar. Investigation of MgB2 Josephson Junctions for RSFQ Technology. DOD-NAVY-ONR(9/22/2006 - 9/30/2009).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Investigation of the Properties of Novel Plastics-Yr2. HEWLETT PACKARD(11/15/2005 - 11/15/2006).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Newman,Nathan*, Chamberlin,Ralph Vary, Mckelvy,Michael J, Mckelvy,Michael J. Two-gap Superconductivity and its implications for applications of MgB2. UNIV OF WISCONSIN-BUSINESS SCH(9/15/2005 - 8/31/2009).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling of Non-Crystalline Semicoductors. GLOBAL TECH. INC(3/1/2005 - 5/31/2006).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Newman,Nathan*. Investigation of MgB2 SNS Josephson Junctions for RSFQ Technology. DOD-NAVY-ONR(11/1/2004 - 10/30/2007).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Newman,Nathan*, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark. Development of Improved Microwave Dielectric Materials and Devices Using Advanced Experimental and Theoretical Methods. DOD-ARMY-ARO(8/1/2004 - 7/31/2007).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Investigation of the Properties of Novel Plastics. HEWLETT PACKARD(7/21/2004 - 10/31/2005).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Development and Optimization of Essential Tools for the Design of Electromagnetic Band Gap Filters. SRC ENGR. RES. CTR(6/1/2004 - 8/31/2007).
  • Petuskey,William T*, Chizmeshya,Andrew V, Newman,Nathan, Wolf,George H. The Fundamental Studies on Icosahedral Borides for Beta Cell Applications. QYNERGY CORP(5/16/2004 - 8/1/2005).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Newman,Nathan*, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark. Investigation of the Influence of Point Defects and Microstructure on the High Field Properties of Practical Ferroelectic Materials. DOD-NAVY-ONR(4/12/2004 - 12/31/2008).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Non-hysteretic Jospehson Junctions for RSFQ Technology. DOD-NAVY-ONR(10/1/2003 - 9/30/2006).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark, Van Schilfgaarde,Mark. Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling of Non-Crystalline Semiconductors. GLOBAL TECH. INC(8/19/2003 - 7/31/2008).
  • Newman,Nathan*. INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF POINT DEFECTS AND MICROSTURCTURE ON THE HIGH FIELD PROPERTIES OF PRACTICAL FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS. DOD-NAVY-ONR(3/1/2003 - 3/31/2006).
  • Mahajan,Subhash*, Newman,Nathan. UNDERSTANDING MICROSTRUCTURES OF MIXED GROUP III-NITRIDE LAYERS. NSF-MPS(9/1/2002 - 8/31/2005).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Smith,David John, Smith,David John. PRODUCTION, INJECTION, TRANSPORT & MANIPULATION OF SPIN-POLARIZED ELECTRONS WITHIN III-N SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES. DOD-NAVY-ONR(5/1/2002 - 4/30/2005).
  • Newman,Nathan*. SYNTHESIS & OPTIMIZATION OF MGB2 SNS JUNCTIONS FOR RSFQ TECHNOLOGY. DOD-NAVY-ONR(11/1/2001 - 12/31/2004).
  • Newman,Nathan*. INVESTIGATION OF NOVEL FERROMAGNETIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING APPLICATIONS. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATL LAB(7/10/2001 - 12/31/2001).
  • Newman,Nathan*. SYNTHESIS OF BATIO3 (BTO) THIN FILMS BY PULSED LASER DEPOSITION (PLD) ON MOTOROLA SUPPLIED SI/SRTIO3 (SISTO) SUBSTRATES. MOTOROLA LABS(5/22/2001 - 11/22/2001).
  • Newman,Nathan*. Optimization of Engineered III-N Material for Electron Emissive Devices. NASA-GLENN RESEARCH CTR(3/1/2001 - 9/20/2005).
  • Newman,Nathan*. HOST ONR SUPERCONDUCTOR ELECTRONICS PROGRAM FROM 2/4-11/1 IN SEDONA, AZ. DOD-NAVY-ONR(11/25/2000 - 4/24/2001).
  • Newman,Nathan*, Newman,Nathan*. SYNTHESIS OF MGB2 THIN FILM STRUCTURES FOR SNS RSFQ TECHNOLOGY. DOD-NAVY-ONR(10/1/2000 - 9/30/2003).
  • Newman,Nathan*. INVESTIGATION OF THE THERMODYNAMIC & KINETIC FACTORS INVOLVED IN SYNTHESIS OF III-N THIN FILMS. DOD-NAVY-ONR(6/1/2000 - 8/31/2001).
  • Newman,Nathan*. COMPACT HIGH POWER MULTIPLEXERS FOR AMRFS. DOD-NAVY-ONR(4/1/2000 - 6/30/2003).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 482Materials Engineering Design
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 458Electronic,Mag,Optical Prpties
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 482Materials Engineering Design
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 451Materials Characterization Lab
MSE 458Electronic,Mag,Optical Prpties
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MSEThe ASU Experience
MSE 482Materials Engineering Design
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 451Materials Characterization Lab
MSE 458Electronic,Mag,Optical Prpties
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MSEThe ASU Experience
MSE 482Materials Engineering Design
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 458Electronic,Mag,Optical Prpties
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MSEThe ASU Experience
MSE 482Materials Engineering Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
MSE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 458Electronic,Mag,Optical Prpties
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Newman, Nathan. Progress and challenges in the development of useful MgB2 Josephson Junctions", 2006 (ISS2006), Nagoya, Japan, October 31, 2006. International Symposium on Superconductivity (Oct 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. Realization of electromagnetic Band Gap Filters using advanced ceramic injection molding methods. Semiconductor Research Corporation Packaging and Interconnect Summer Review, Stanford University (Aug 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. Effect of the introduction of point defects on scattering, Hc2, and Jc in MgB2 films. 8th International conference on materials and mechanisms of superconductivity, Dresden, Germany (Jul 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. Investigation of the influence of point defects and microstructure on the high field properties of practical ferroelectric materials. , ONR Capacitor Review, San Diego, CA (Mar 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. The synthesis, characterization and modeling of Ferromagnetic III-N semiconductor materials for spintronic applications. 15th International Conference on Ternary and Multinary Compounds", Kyoto, Japan, March 9, 2006 (Mar 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. What we have learned regarding unusual tunnel barriers; Both TaxN near the M-I transition and semiconductors. ONR Superconductive Electronics Program Review, San Diego, CA (Jan 2006).
  • Newman, Nathan. Progress on MBE MgB2 tunnel junctions, Jan. 23, 2006. ONR Superconductive Electronics Program Review, San Diego, CA (Jan 2006).
Service
  • Leroy Eyring Center for Solid State Science, Director (2006 - 2009)
  • School of Materials, Associate Director of Research (2006 - 2009)
  • United States Committee for Superconductor Electronics;, Board of Directors (2005 - 2009)
  • Journal of Superconductivity and novel magnetism, Editorial board (2004 - 2009)
  • SOM Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • SOM Budget Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • SOM Graduate Examination Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • SOM/CME safety committee, chairman (2001 - 2007)
  • SOM Implementation Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • CME Personnel committee, member (2003 - 2006)
  • Search committee for the director of School of Materials, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Laboratory Access Policy Committee, ASU main campus, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Search committee for the FSE Dean, member (2005 - 2006)
Expertise Areas