DEPARTMENT HEAD PROFESSOR
Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
211 Loomis Laboratory
1 (217) 333-3760
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Professor Van Harlingen received his bachelor's degree in physics in 1972, and his Ph.D. in physics in 1977, from The Ohio State University. His thesis title was ""Thermoelectric Flux Effects in Superconducting Indium"". After a year as a NATO postdoctoral fellow in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, England, he held a postdoctoral research position at the University of California at Berkeley for three years, where he worked on non-equilibrium superconductivity and dc SQUID electronics with Professor John Clarke. He joined the Department of Physics faculty at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in 1981, and is currently a professor of physics at the Materials Research Laboratory and the NSF Science and Technology Center for Superconductivity at the University of Illinois. Professor Van Harlingen became a member of the American Physical Society in 1975 and a Fellow in 1996. He received the prestigious Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics from the APS in 1998 and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.
Research Area: experimental low temperature physics, superconductivity, microfabrication of superconductor devices, scanning probe microscopy, mesoscopic systems.