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Hom Kandel, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Mathematics And Physics Department
  • Post Doctoral, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 2015 Ph.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010 MS, Western Illinois University, 2004
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2171
  • EMAIL: kandel@uwp.edu
  • https://sites.google.com/view/homkandel
Hom Kandel

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • 1. Growth and studies of oxides thin films and heterostructures
  • 2. Nano-fabrication of high-Tc SIS tunneling Josephson junction device
  • 3. Development of novel electrical insulation coatings for high field superconductor magnet technology
Dr. Hom Kandel is an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Director of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the UW-Parkside. Dr. Kandel's research focuses on designing and performing experiments to grow and study superconductor and insulator thin films and coatings for the development of novel superconductor electronic devices and superconducting magnets with extremely high magnetic fields. Currently, his research group is developing a high-temperature superconductor YBCO-based S-I-S tunneling sandwich-type Josephson junction device for applications, including next-generation SQUID bio-magnetometer sensors, quantum computers, and terahertz frequency devices.

Before coming to the UW-Parkside in 2016, Dr. Kandel was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) in Florida State University, the largest and the highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. At the National MagLab, he was the lead scientist to develop novel electrical insulators for YBCO and Bi-2212 based high field superconductor magnet technology. With his Collaborators at the national laboratory and other universities, Dr. Kandel holds two US patents on electrical insulation technologies, has published almost 30 journal papers, and presented his research in over 60 conferences, workshops, and symposiums.

Dr. Kandel also serves as the Academic Editor of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering and Advisor to the Parkside Journal of Science. He has peer-reviewed premium physics journal papers and grant proposals, including NSF and DOE.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Kandel's teaching interests span from advanced to introductory-level physics and math courses including classical, quantum, and statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mathematical methods of physics, modern physics, physics for scientists and engineers, calculus and algebra-based physics, conceptual physics, and advanced physics and engineering lab courses.

Dr. Kandel has been awarded a Certificate on Effective Teaching in Colleges and Universities from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) in collaboration with the American Council on Education. In his teaching, he embraces the pedagogies from education research. He is always looking for innovative ways to meet the most engaged, inclusive, and high-impact teaching and learning goals.

Research Interests

Dr. Kandel's research and creative activity focuses on cutting edge research by maintaining a close and active collaboration and partnership with students, research scientists, professors, and engineers at different universities, national laboratories, and technological industry.

Consulting Interests

Dr. Kandel is interested in providing consultation to physics majors and minors for Graduate School Admission, Internship, and job opportunities in the semiconductor industry.

Selected Publications

: 2021: Nonequilibrium electron-phonon dynamics in optically pumped YBa2Cu3O6+x investigated by time-resolved Raman scattering points at photoinduced superconductivity at the temperature of boiling water,

2020: Investigation of Phonon Vibrational Modes in Ga, Al, Fe, Co, Ni, and Zn Doped (110)-Oriented PBCO Thin Films, Volume 2020 |Article ID 5937494 | 8 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5937494, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

2020: Ceramic Electrical Insulation Coating, United States Patent # US10658091, issued on May 19 2020,

2018: Effect of Fe doping on electronic transport and Raman scattering properties of (110) PrBa2Cu3O7 thin film”, Mater. Res. Express/IOP Publishing Ltd. (7 pp.)

2017: Electronic transport and Raman spectroscopic properties of Co doped (110) PrBa2Cu3O7 thin film, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 36(2), Nov. 2017 (Published online) (021502-1- 021502-4 pp.)

2016: Ceramic Insulation of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8-x Round Wire for High-Field Magnet Applications , IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (5 pp.)

2015: Development of TiO2-SiO2 coating on Ag-sheathed Bi-2212 conductor, H. Kandel, J. Lu, J. Jiang, M. Matras, P. Chen, N. Craig, U. Trociewitz, E. Hellstrom, and D. Larbalestier, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 28, 350110 (2015), Superconductor Sciench Technology 28, 350110 (2015) (8 pp.)

Research/Creative Awards

2021: Layer-by-Layer Growth and Characterization Studies on (110)-oriented YBCO/PBCGO/YBCO Tri-layer Structure., Faculty and Student Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2021 ($85,00), College of Natural and Health Sciences, UW-Parkside
2019: Lead PI: Nano-fabrication of YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) based Superconductor (S)-Insulator (I)-Superconductor (S) Tunneling Sandwich-type Josephson Junction, Applied Research Grant (ARG)-$50,000.00, WiSys Technology and UW System
2018: Modine Science Research Fund ($6,000.00), Modine Manufacturing Co.
2017: Fabrication and studies on Fe and Co doped (110) PBCO thin films., Faculty Summer Research Award 2017 ($6,000.00),
2017: Title of Project: Synthesis and electronic transport studies on metals doped Pr-Ba-Cu-O electrical insulation material

Undergraduate Research Apprentice: Nathan Arndt, Julia Jones, Michael Connolly, URAP Awards (Fall 2017-Spring 2021), College of Natural and Health Sciences

Departmental Service

2021: Committee Member - Physics/Maths Curriculum Committee
2021: Program Coordinator - Physics Senior Seminar

University Service

2023: Committee Member - Academic Achievement Assessment Committee
2023: Committee Member - Academic Actions Committee
2021: Faculty Advisor - Parkside Journal of Science
2020: Committee Member - Committee on Advising
2020: Committee Member - UW-Parkside Academic and Student Affairs COVID Contingency Planning Taskforce (Research Continuity)

Professional Service

2019: Editor, Journal Editor - Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
2017: Editor, Conference Proceedings - Magnet Technology-25 (IEEE-TAS)
2016: Chairperson - Young Professional Group, IEEE Council on Applied Superconductivity

Public Service

2019: Guest Speaker - GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math & Science) Workshop
2018: Guest Speaker - CNHS Open House for K-12
2018: Other - 2018 Kenosha Regional Engineering and Science Fair
2017: Guest Speaker - Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL)
MATH 222 - CALC & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II
MATH 223 - CALC & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
PHYS 201 - GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 202 - GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 306 - ADV EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS
PHYS 306 - ADV EXPERIMENTS PHYSICS
PHYS 401 - MATHEMATICAL MTHDS OF PHYSICS
PHYS 403 - THERMODYNAMICS & STAT PHY
PHYS 403 - THERMODYNAMICS/STATS PHYSICS
PHYS 495 - SENIOR SEMINAR
PHYS 497 - SENIOR THESIS
PHYS 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
PHYS 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY:
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