Michael E. Flatté

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Michael E. Flatté received the A.B. in Physics from Harvard and the Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, advised by Walter Kohn. After a postdoctoral year at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Division of Applied Sciences he joined the faculty at The University of Iowa in 1995. Michael E. Flatté is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Physics at The University of Iowa. Professor Flatté is an expert in condensed matter and materials theory, specializing in carrier and spin dynamics and their applications to novel semiconductor devices. His research foci include semiconductor spintronics, solid-state quantum computation, carrier dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures, and nanoparticle dynamics in heterogeneous liquids. He has over 135 publications as well as 12 review articles/book chapters, 4 patents, and one edited book.

Semiconductor Physics

Viewpoint: A Well-Rounded Life for an Electron Spin

Electric-field control of the spin-orbit field in [111] quantum wells lengthens the spin coherence time. Read More »