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Dr Thorsten Hesjedal


Dipl. Phys. (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen), Dr. rer. nat. (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Role or Position

Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in Physics; University Lecturer

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Academic Background

Thorsten Hesjedal is a University Lecturer in the Physics Department of Oxford University and is involved with the exploration of quantum materials, both in the Clarendon Laboratory and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He came to Oxford from the University of Waterloo and Stanford University in late 2010, where he was Associate Professor since 2005. In Waterloo, he was a key person in the development of North America’s first undergraduate program in Nanotechnology Engineering, and the director of the Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre (G2N). He is a member of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (BIMR) at McMaster University, and Associate Member of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). From 2009-2010 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University, California, and in 2008, Visiting Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Materials Research Laboratory. He has published over 120 technical papers, several book chapters, and more than 30 technical reports in various areas of nanoscience and technology. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Undergraduate Teaching

Condensed Matter Physics; Thermodynamics

Research Interests

Thorsten Hesjedal’s research combines advanced materials synthesis and characterization with nanostructure fabrication for novel device applications.

Publications include 

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