Sean Harrington

Postdoctoral Researcher
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  • B.S. Physics and Mathematics, UW La Crosse, 2011
  • Ph.D., Materials Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2018


Sean earned his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where he investigated a quantum dot based number resolving single-photon detector. Post-graduation, he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO studying and characterizing superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors. Sean is an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. He joined the group in 2012 when he began pursuing his PhD in Materials at UCSB. Sean is also a former collegiate national champion in triathalon. Currently, he competes as a professional triathlete.


- MBE growth and characterization of Heusler compounds

- III-V heterostructures

- Materials for spintronic applications

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