Professor of Physics
Research Group: Condensed-Matter and Applied Optical Physics
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Office: 6422 Stevenson
Cell Phone: 615-429-0131
- B.A. magna cum laude, Wesleyan University, 1967
- M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1968
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976
- Ultrafast and wavelength-selective laser interactions with materials; nanoscale nonlinear optics and nanoscale phase transitions; materials processing and analysis of materials using laser spectroscopy.
- Dynamics of laser interactions with materials, and laser processing and analysis of materials, including: laser interactions with nanostructured materials; ultrafast laser spectroscopy of metal and semiconductor nanocrystals; fabrication of metal and oxide nanocrystal films and arrays; ultrafast infrared laser deposition of thin films; free-electron laser applications in materials science; infrared pulsed laser deposition of polymers; biological mass spectrometry using tunable, infra-red ultrafast lasers. Principal Investigator, NSF Nanoscience Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) and DOE Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology (NSET) project; co-Principal Investigator, W. M. Keck Foundation Free-Electron Laser Center at Vanderbilt University.
- Vanderbilt Visions, Fall 2007
- Physics 116B, Fall 2007
- Physics 251B, Spring 2008
- Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1999-2002.
- Staff member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1976-1984.
- Active military service, U. S. Army Signal Corps, 1968-1971.
- American Physical Society
- Optical Society of America
- Materials Research Society
- SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award, 2003. Visiting Professor of Applied Physics, Johannes-Kepler-Universität, Linz, Austria, May-June 1998. Visiting Lecturer, Universitá di Padova, Padua, Italy, October-November 1996; Monbusho Foundation Visiting Lecturer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, December 1996. Visiting Lecturer, Graduierten-Kolleg and Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, 1995. Heraeus Foundation Visiting Professor, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, 1991. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1982-83; Danforth Graduate Fellow, 1967-68, 1972-75; Phi Beta Kappa (1966); Sigma Xi (1966)
- Kevin Tetz, Research Associate (Ph.D., UC-San Diego, 2006)
- Jae Y. Suh, Research Associate (Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 2007)
- Charles A. Adams
- Nicole L. Dygert
- Davon Ferarra
- Andrej Halabica
- Stephen L. Johnson
- Benjamin L. Lawrie
- Jed Ziegler
- “Second-harmonic generation from arrays of symmetric gold nanoparticles,” M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez and R. F. Haglund, Jr., Physical Review B 73, 041401 (2006), Rapid Communications. Also selected for the January 23, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology at http://www.vjnano.org.
- “Optical properties of sub-wavelength hole arrays in vanadium dioxide thin films,” E. J. Donev, J. Y. Suh, F. Villegas, R. Lopez, R. F. Haglund, Jr. and L. C. Feldman, Physical Review B 73, 201401 Rapid Communications (2006). Also selected for the June 5, 2006 issue of the American Institute of Physics Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, accessible at http://www.vjnano.org.
- “Modulated optical transmission through sub-wavelength metal-VO2 hole arrays,” J. Y. Suh, E. U. Donev, R. Lopez, L. C. Feldman and R. F. Haglund, Jr., Applied Physics Let-ters 88, 133115 (2006). Also selected for the April 10, 2006 issue of the American Institute of Physics Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, accessible at http://www.vjnano.org.
- “Mode-specific effects in resonant ablation and deposition of polystyrene,” D. M. Bubb, S. L. Johnson, Jr., R. J. Belmont, K. E. Schriver, R. F. Haglund, Jr., C. Antonacci and L. S. Yeung, Applied Physics A: Materials and Processing 83, 147-151 (2006).
- “Two-dimensional current percolation from nanocrystalline vanadium dioxide films,” J. Rozen, R. Lopez, R. F. Haglund, Jr. and L. C. Feldman, Applied Physics Letters 88, 081902 (2006).
- “Applications of Free-Electron Lasers in the Biological and Materials Sciences,” G. S. Edwards, S. J. Allen, R. F. Haglund, Jr., R. J. Nemanich, B. Redlich, J. D. Simon and W. C. Yang, Photochemistry and Photobiology 81, 711-735 (2005). Invited review.
- [selected from a total of about a hundred twenty-five papers in peer-reviewed journals, and an equal number of conference papers and book chapters]
- “Method and technology for pulsed laser evaporation of thin polymer films using resonant infrared laser ablation,” U. S. Letters Patent No. 6,998,156 B2, dated 14 February 2006. Daniel M. Bubb, John H. Callahan, Richard F. Haglund, Jr., James S. Horwitz and Michael R. Papantonakis.
- "System and methods of Infrared Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry in Polyacrylamide Gels," 6,825,045 B2 (November 30, 2004)
Richard Haglund was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Between his sophomore and junior years at Wesleyan University, he served a thirty-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria and Germany. He married Carol Ann Bagnell in 1968, a month after receiving a draft notice that eventuated in three years of active military service. The couple have five grown children and eight grandchildren.
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