Biography of Andrew D. Kent
Andrew Kent is a Professor of Physics at New York University. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.
Kent’s research interests are in the physics of magnetic nanostructures, nanomagnetic devices and magnetic information storage. He has conducted experimental studies of quantum tunneling of magnetization and coherence in arrays of nanometer scale magnets known as single molecule magnets. He has also studied spin-dependent transport and spin momentum transfer in thin film magnetic nanopillars. Kent has expertise in thin film growth and characterization, device nanofabrication and high frequency measurements, which includes, ferromagnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance and time-resolved studies of magnetization dynamics. He has over 110 publications as well as several patents on spin-transfer devices.
Kent is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the Chair-Elect of GMAG, the American Physical Society’s topical group on magnetism and its applications.