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Joe Ross

Faculty: Professor


MPHY 448 (main office)

ENPH B03 (aux. location)


Prof. Ross received a BS in Physics from Yale University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was a postdoctoral associate from 1986-88 at Cornell University, and he has been at Texas A&M University since 1988, where he is now Professor. His research has focused on electronic and magnetic materials, using NMR spectroscopy as well as magnetic and transport measurements, computational methods, and other techniques. His recent work has included studies of advanced thermoelectric materials with potential for next-generation energy recovery devices, and also emerging effects such as the spin and topological behavior of these materials. Other recent work has focused on magnetic and magnetocaloric behavior of alloys such as shape memory materials, and on understanding the interplay of ordered magnetic phases that underlies the thermal behavior of these materials.

Latest Publications

Yefan Tian, Hangtian Zhu, Wuyang Ren, Nader Ghassemi, Emily Conant, Zhiming Wang, Zhifeng Ren, and Joseph H. Ross. “Native defects and impurity band behavior in half-Heusler thermoelectric NbFeSb.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(34), 21960--21967, 2018.

Jing-Han Chen, Nickolaus M. Bruno, Zhenhua Ning, William A. Shelton, Ibrahim Karaman, Yujin Huang, Jianguo Li, and Joseph H. Ross. “Relative cooling power enhancement by tuning magneto-structural stability in Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloys.” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 744, 785--790, May 2018.

Ali A. Sirusi, Alexander Page, Lucia Steinke, Meigan C. Aronson, Ctirad Uher, and Joseph H. Ross. “Unconventional large linear magnetoresistance in Cu2-xTe.” AIP Advances, 8(5), 055135, May 2018.

Nader Ghassemi, Xu Lu, Yefan Tian, Emily Conant, Yanci Yan, Xiaoyuan Zhou, and Joseph H. Ross. “Structure Change and Rattling Dynamics in Cu12Sb4S13 Tetrahedrite: an NMR Study.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(42), 36010--36017, Sep 2018.

Debra A. Fowler, Raymundo Arroyave, Joseph Ross, Richard Malak, and Sarbajit Banerjee. “Looking Outwards from the Central Science: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Graduate Education in Materials Chemistry.” In ACS Symposium Series, pages 65--89. American Chemical Society, Jan 2017.