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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

Nader Ghassemi, Yefan Tian, Xu Lu, Yanci Yan, Xiaoyuan Zhou, and Jr Joseph H. Ross. “Copper Ion Dynamics and Phase Segregation in Cu-Rich Tetrahedrite: an NMR Study.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 3973, Jan 2020.

Yefan Tian, Nader Ghassemi, Wuyang Ren, Hangtian Zhu, Shan Li, Qian Zhang, Zhiming Wang, Zhifeng Ren, and Joseph H. Ross. “Half-Heusler thermoelectric materials: NMR studies.” Journal of Applied Physics, 128(5), 055106, Aug 2020.

Yefan Tian, Ali A. Sirusi, Sedat Ballikaya, Nader Ghassemi, Ctirad Uher, and Joseph H. Ross. “Charge-carrier behavior in Ba-, Sr- and Yb-filled CoSb3 : NMR and transport studies.” Phys. Rev. B, 99(12), 125109, Mar 2019.

Yefan Tian, Nader Ghassemi, and Joseph H. Ross. “Dirac electron behavior and NMR evidence for topological band inversion in ZrTe5.” Phys. Rev. B, 100(16), 165149, Oct 2019.

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.