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Dr. Mazin A. Khasawneh
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Science Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Mazin.A.Khasawneh@uscga.edu
(860) 701-8637
Mazin A Khasawneh, Ph.D.
Instructor
Science Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The research of Dr. Khasawneh focused on mesoscopic physics; the study of materials on small-length (sub-micron) scales that lies between the macroscopic world of things we can see and touch, and the microscopic world of single atoms or molecules. Mesoscopic samples often exhibit novel phenomena not observed in larger samples. In his Ph.D. project he studied the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in hybrid samples by fabricating and characterizing ferromagnetic Josephson junctions. This work lead (in 2009) to the discovery of a new type of electron pairing known as Long Range Triplet Component, or LRTC (spin triplet superconductivity) in systems containing only conventional superconductors in contact with ferromagnets. After completion of his Ph.D., he spent a year and a half at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences in the University of Maryland working on quantum computing research, and then served a year as an Assistant Professor in Saudi Arabia. In 2013, he returned to Michigan State University on a scholarship to work on a project on how to optimize and control the spin triplet effect in superconductor-ferromagnet hybrid systems, as well as using ferromagnetic Josephson junctions for cryogenic (superconducting) memory (collaboration between MSU, Northrop Grumman and IARPA). 

Education:
  • Ph.D., Physics, Michigan State University, 2010, " Josephson Junctions using a Strong Ferromagnetic Interlayer and Spin Triplet Superconductivity"
  • M.S., Physics, Michigan State University, 2004
  • M.S., Physics, Al-alBayt University - Jordan, 2000, “Optical Properties of Zn and ZnO using Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry 'VASE'”
  • B.S., Physics, Yarmouk University - Jordan, 1995