Joseph P. Heremans

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Joseph P. Heremans is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and of Physics, at The Ohio State University, and an Ohio Eminent Scholar. His research interests lie in the experimental physics of narrow-gap semiconductors and nanostructures, and in the transport of heat, charge, and magnetization. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics in 1978 from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and worked 21 years at the General Motors and Delphi research laboratories. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society.


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