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George S. Nolas

George S. Nolas

George S. Nolas
Distinguished University Professor, Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Physical Society

Contact

Office: ISA 6214
Phone: 813/974-2233
Lab: ISA 5072
Fax: 813/974-5813
Email:

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Education

Ph.D. physics, 1994, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research

Research Interests: materials physics

  • new materials synthesis and characterization
  • nano-scale properties of material
  • slow temperature electrical and thermal transport
  • structure-property relationships
  • energy technologies

Research Outline:

The Novel Materials Laboratory is designed for the synthesis and characterization of new and novel materials for technologically significant applications. The emphasis is on an understanding of the structure-property relationships of new material systems in developing a comprehensive understanding of their physical properties. The effect of structural and chemical variations on the transport, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties of materials is thus of paramount interest. The laboratory applies this understanding in developing new and novel materials towards significant advancements in energy-related technologies. Current materials physics research includes open-structured and nano-scale materials, amorphous materials, and composites for applications in green, renewable energy technologies. Close collaboration with industry, national laboratories and other universities is typical in this interdisciplinary research program that encompasses all aspects of physics, materials science and chemistry. Our research is funded by the Department of Energy - Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, General Motors Corp., Office of Naval Research, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Students have received prestigious awards, including NRC, DAAD, University and Presidential Fellowships, and industrial internships. Students and postdocs from the Novel Materials Laboratory have accepted positions in industry, academia and national laboratories.
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Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
12660PHY 3323001Electricity and Magnetism I
Note: Cross listed with CRN 21688 PHY 5927-004
3F
TR
9:30am-10:20am
9:30am-10:45am
ISA 2023
ISA 2023
19838IDS 4914013Adv UG Research Experience
0

TBA TBA
21688PHY 5937004Bridge to E+M
Cross listed with CEN 12660 PHY 3323-001
3F
TR
9:30am-10:20am
9:30am-10:45am
ISA 2023
ISA 2023
16104PHY 7910019Directed Research
1-9

TBA TBA
24692PHY 7980019Dissertation: Doctoral
2-12

TBA TBA