Shawna Hollen

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office: Physics, Demeritt Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Shawna Hollen, assistant professor at UNH since 2015: I love to learn physics, teach physics, and to teach people to love physics. In my research group, we are fascinated by the 2-dimensional world. Why should the electronic and physical properties of 2D materials be so robust? and in other cases, so fragile? Understanding the properties of 2D materials and how they are modified by the environment is crucial to developing new technologies based on their promising characteristics. We seek to understand these interactions and provide insight for emerging 2D material technologies

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, Brown University
  • M.S., Brown University
  • B.S., Occidental College

Research Interests

  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronic Materials
  • Experimental Physics
  • Layered/Superlattice Materials
  • Materials Sciences
  • Nano-Materials
  • Solid State Physics

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Physics
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I
  • PHYS 705: Experimental Physics II
  • PHYS 718: Intro to Solid State Physics
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Riffle, J. V., Flynn, C., St. Laurent, B., Ayotte, C. A., Caputo, C. A., & Hollen, S. M. (2018). Impact of vacancies on electronic properties of black phosphorus probed by STM. Journal of Applied Physics, 123(4), 044301. doi:10.1063/1.5016988