Steven Ruggiero

Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics & Astronomy

218 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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.


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