Steven T. Ruggiero

Professor Emeritus
Condensed Matter Physics

B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Cum Laude), 1975
M.S., Applied Physics, Stanford University, 1977
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University, 1981

E-mail: sruggier (at) nd (dot) edu
Address: Nieuwland Science Hall 333c
Phone: 574-631-7463
Fax: 574-631-5952

Research Interests

The work in Prof. Ruggiero’s group involves both traditional condensed-matter physics, and biological physics. More traditional studies include work with graphene, which is employed as a model system to study electronic noise phenomena and superconductivity in a unique quasi-two-dimensional material. Biological physics work involves the study nano-particles in suspension using a new instrument developed by the group called light transmission spectroscopy. We study of the geometry and interactions of biological systems like proteins, bacteria, viruses, liposomes, etc. and perform species-specific detection of DNA using nanobeads.

Selected Publications

“Observation of Nonmagnetic Resonant Scattering Effects by Tunneling in Dilute Al-Mn Alloy Superconductors,” G. O’Neil, D. Schmidt, N.A. Miller, J.N. Ullom, A. Williams, G.B. Arnold, and S.T. Ruggiero, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 056804, 14 (2008).

“Practical Tunneling Refrigerator,” A.M. Clark, A. Williams, S.T. Ruggiero, M.L. van den Berg, J.N. Ullom, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 625-7 (2004).

“Magneto-optic Effects in Spin-injection Devices,” S.T. Ruggiero, T. Williams, C.E. Tanner, S. Potashnik, J. Moreland, and W.H. Rippard, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4599-4601 (2003).

“Superconducting Devices,” (Book) S.T. Ruggiero and D.A. Rudman, Eds. (Academic, New York, 1990).


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