- B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, 2012
Jay Logan joined the Palmstrom group in 2012 after earning his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with minors in Economics and Music from Lehigh University. His undergraduate research focused on the growth and characterization of IR-transparent conducting oxide films for sensors and electromagnetic shielding.
Jay Logan's current research focuses on the engineering, growth, and characterization of III-V semiconductor heterostructures and Heusler alloys with an emphasis on materials with potential topologically insulating properties. Techniques involved include reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning tunning microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS), x-ray photoelemission spectroscopy (XPS), and angle-resolved photemission spectroscopy (ARPES).