Russell Giannetta

University of Illinois, USA

Russell Giannetta received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Cornell University in 1980. His thesis work involved NMR and ultrasonic measurements of superfluid 3He at ultra-low temperatures. During 1980–1982, he was a Postdoctoral Member of the staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, where he performed optical measurements of surface instabilities in liquid helium. From 1982 to 1988, he worked as an Assistant Professor of physics at Princeton University. During that time he worked on cyclotron resonance, plasma oscillations, and magnetoconductivity in two-dimensional electron systems. Between 1989–1992, he was a member at the Physics Faculty of the City College of New York, where he studied low carrier density superconductors. In 1993, he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently an Associate Professor of physics. His research areas include low-temperature electronic transport in nanostructures, the magnetic properties of complex superconductors, and nuclear magnetic resonance in organic superconductors and ferroelectrics. In 2003, he received a Xerox Faculty research award due to his development of high-precision methods to measure the London penetration depth in superconductors. In 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is currently working with several former colleagues on a text entitled “Magnetic penetration depth and surface resistance of superconductors.”

Biography Updated on 27 March 2008

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