Ian Appelbaum obtained his B.S. summa cum laude in Physics and Mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in December 1997, and Ph.D. in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June 2003. After spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, he became an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Delaware in Fall 2004. In Spring 2009, Prof. Appelbaum moved his research group to the University of Maryland, where he is a tenured Associate Professor of Physics. His current research is focused on eperimental aspects of spin-polarized electron transport in the semiconductor Silicon, a field in which his group is the world-leader. Most notably, his group over the last several years has eperimentally established the world-records in spin transport distance and coherence. Dr. Appelbaum is the author or co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2008) and the 2008 Outstanding Junior Faculty Member for the University of Delaware's College of Engineering. He has served as a reviewer for Physical Review Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, EuroPhysics Letters, etc., and a proposal reviewer for Research Corporation, the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and foreign government scientific agencies. He has given numerous invited colloquia/seminars/symposia and is a member of Materials Research Society and a life member of the American Physical Society.
spintronics, semiconductor devices, spin transport