Baskin School of Engineering
1156 High St
Mail Stop ENGR
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831-459-2066
Department: Electrical Engineering
Office Location: Baskin Engineering, Room 337
Art Ramirez received both B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Yale University. His doctoral thesis dealt with the thermodynamic signature of solitons in a quasi-one dimensional ferromagnet. Art then did a postdoc at Bell Labs and studied the interplay of superconductivity and magnetism in heavy fermion materials. Between 1986 and 2000 he was Member of Technical Staff at Bell and worked on a variety of different topics in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, including superconductivity in high-Tc cuprates and buckyballs, colossal magnetoresistance in magnanites, and geometrical frustration in magnetic and structural systems. Art went to Los Alamos in 2001 where he lead the Condensed Matter and Thermal Physics group. In 2003 he returned to Lucent Technologies Bell Labs as director of Condensed Matter Physics Research and then in 2005 became director of Device Physics Research. In 2008, he joined LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent. In 2009 he moved to the University of California Santa Cruz where he is Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and physics. At UCSC, Art has set up a materials characterization lab to do research in devices from novel materials and the development of novel multifunctional systems. Art is in the succession line for Chair of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the APS and is a consulting member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee. Art played a large role in writing the NRC report : Frontiers in Crystalline Matter - From Discovery to Technology. Art was a Bell Labs graduate fellow, a Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, is a fellow of the APS, and was awarded the 2011 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials by the American Physical Society (APS).
Experimental materials physics encompassing a broad range of systems including semiconductors, superconductors, magnets, thermoelectrics, and dielectrics. Research that connects materials and devices, with a focus on oxides and organics. Many-body physics that arises from geometrical frustration of low energy degrees of freedom. Techniques include ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields, thermodynamic and transport measurements, defect spectroscopy, and device characterization.
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