About the Author
David Young received his Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from Florida State University in 1998. He then held a post-doc position in the Department of Chemistry and the Princeton Materials Institute at Princeton University before joining the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in 2000. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of high-quality single crystals of novel electronic and magnetic materials. He is the coauthor of almost 200 research publications that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Young has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching of undergraduates.
Shane Stadler received his Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from Tulane University in 1998. He went on to accept a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Naval Research Laboratory where he researched artificially structured magnetic materials. He then joined the faculty in the Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University before joining the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in 2008.