Jonathan E. Spanier Ph.D.

Spanier , Jonathan E.
Position Department / Business Unit
Assistant Professor & Co-Director Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Institution Disciplines
A. J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute Engineering Nanostructures Physics
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Jonathan E Spanier received the Ph.D. with Distinction at Columbia University in 2001 in applied physics (condensed matter) with Irving Herman.

Prior to his joining the Drexel faculty in 2003, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University with Hongkun Park. He is presently an Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, is Co-Director of the A. J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, and also holds an affiliated appointment in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Prior to completing the Ph.D., Dr. Spanier held research staff positions at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in physical acoustics and in the semiconductor MEMS device industry. Spanier received the U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2004, was elected to Sigma Xi in 2001, and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in 2001. His work is supported by the NSF, the U.S. Army Research Office, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spanier is a member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, 2001-2003; Ph.D., Applied Physics, Columbia University, 2001; M.S.E.E., The Catholic University of America, 1994; B.A. in Physics, Music, Drew University, 1990

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