Justin Schwartz

Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

Research Interests and Accomplishments

Dean Schwartz’s interdisciplinary research focuses on superconducting, magnetic and multiferroic materials and systems, thin films and devices, electromagnetic field materials processing and the advanced optical fiber sensors. Primary research interest is in the underlying science that drive performance and system integration of emerging materials, including the role of defects, mechanical and functional failure, manufacturing, processing, packaging and integration. The research integrates the physics and chemistry of novel materials with mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, and systems issues, bridging the underlying nanoscopic phenomena to macroscopic behaviors. Some research highlights include:

  • Established world record for highest magnetic field generated by a superconducting magnet
  • First to quantify slow normal zone propagation in HTS conductors and quench-induced fail
  • First and only to develop experimentally validated, multiscale, quench model that links microstructural behaviors to macroscopic behavior and conditions
  • First to integrate Rayleigh-scattering interrogated optical fibers as magnet sensors for quench detection
  • First to explain microstructural causes of fatigue and quench-induced failure in HTS conductors
  • First to use chemical solution deposition to achieve NiFe2O4 films with controllable texture
  • First to show near-zero coercivity in NiFe2O4 thin films through nanoimprint lithography
  • First to manufacture NZFO thick films via tape casting for microwave applications

Research Funding as Principal Investigator

(see Appendix I)

  • $690,296 (current)
  • $18,641,001 (past)
  • $800,000 (pending)
  • Funding from eleven federal agencies (DoD, DoE, NSF, NIH, DoT, …)
  • Funding from five national laboratories
  • Funding from or with fourteen companies

Summary of Publications

(see Appendix II)

  • Patent disclosures and submissions: 13
  • Book Chapters: 4
  • Educational Materials/Curricula: 1; published in English, Italian and German
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications: 235 in print/press, 4 under review, 3 in final preparation
  • Published Conference Proceedings: 62

Summary of Technical Lectures and Presentations

(see Appendix III)

  • International Plenaries/Keynotes: 4
  • Conferences and Workshops: 64
  • Invited Seminars: 41

Graduate Student Supervision

(see Appendix IV)

  • Graduated 43 students as Major Professor/Primary Advisor
    • fifteen (35.7%) female
    • six (14%) under represented minorities
    • at least two (5%) LGBT
    • nineteen M.S. and thirty Ph.D.
    • seven universities (four U.S., three European)
    • six academic disciplines
  • M.S. and Ph.D. students in-progress: nine, including three female and two under represented minorities

Graduate Student Committees

  • Served on 28 Ph.D committees, not as Major Professor/Primary Advisor
    • six (21%) female
    • five (18%) under represented minorities
    • five universities (four U.S., one European)
    • five academic disciplines

International Visitors Hosted

  • 27 from thirteen countries

Postdoctoral Research Fellows Supervised

  • 18
  • five (28%) from underrepresented groups

Permanent Scientific/Technical Staff Supervised

  • 20

Undergraduate Research Assistants Supervised

  • 92
  • 50 (54%) from underrepresented groups
  • eight disciplines
  • 21 universities