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  • Hom Kandel, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • 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
  • Mathematics And Physics
  • (262) 595-2171
  • kandel@uwp.edu
Biography
Dr. Hom Kandel joined the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the fall of 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics. Prior to coming to the UW-Parkside, Dr. Kandel served as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (the largest and the highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world) where he developed novel electrical insulation materials for high field superconductor magnet technology. Dr. Kandel received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010 and MS in Physics from Western Illinois University in 2004. Dr. Kandel’s research background lies at the intersection of Applied Physics and Materials Science & Engineering with a focus on developing new electrical insulator materials for high field superconductor magnet technology and superconductor electronics and synthesis and studies of new thin films and nanomaterials for application in novel electronic devices. Dr. Kandel has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers in leading scientific journals, holds two pending scientific patents, and has presented over 25 invited and contributed scientific talks in conferences, academic institutes and industries. Dr. Kandel has taught a wide variety of lower and upper level undergraduate Physics and Mathematics courses in various colleges and universities as a Visiting Professor, an Instructor and a Teaching Assistant for nearly 10 years. In his teaching, Dr. Kandel embraces the latest teaching-learning methods and aides as directed by the physics education research and is always looking for innovative ways to more fully involve students in teaching-learning process. Dr. Kandel’s commitment to teaching and research has been institutionally recognized with a number of “Excellence in Teaching” and “Excellence in Research” awards including the one from an agency under the US Department of Defense. Dr. Kandel has served as the chair of Young Professionals Group at the IEEE Council on Applied Superconductivity (2014-2016), Technical Editor of the magnet technology conference proceedings on IEEE-TAS (2017), and peer-reviewer in many premium scientific journals including the Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Nano Letters and SBIR Grant Proposals for the US Department of Energy.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Solid State Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Statistical Physics; Topics in Applied Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Physics/Nanotechnology (Synthesis, Characterization Studies and Application of Thin Films, Nano Wires, Nanotubes/Carbon Nanotubes, etc.), Classical/Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics (E &M), etc.

Research Interests

Development, characterization studies and nanofabrication of novel electrical insulator for superconductor electronics, high field superconductor magnet technology and solid state electronic devices. Synthesis and studies of new metal oxides, carbon nanotubes composites, and perovskites for high efficiency photovoltaic applications.

Consulting Interests

Publications
Selected Publications

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.)

Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

2016: Interaction with Industry - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
2016: Faculty Advisor - College of Natural Health and Science & Employer Round Table
2016: Interaction with Industry - College of Natural Health and Science Majors Internship Fair

Professional Service

2017: Editor, Conference Proceedings - Magnet Technology-25 (IEEE-TAS)
2016: Chairperson - Chair, Young Professional Group, IEEE Council on Applied Superconductivity
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 495 SENIOR SEMINAR
PHYS 403 THERMODYNAMICS & STAT PHY

Fall 2017

MATH 223 CALC & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PHYS 495 SENIOR SEMINAR

Spring 2017

PHYS 306 ADV EXPERIMENTS PHYSICS
PHYS 306 ADV EXPERIMENTS PHYSICS
PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I

Fall 2016

MATH 223 CALC & ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II

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