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Stephen E. Russek (Fed)

Stephen E. Russek obtained an A.B. in physics from Harvard University in 1980, spent two years working at AT&T Bell Laboratories researching advanced silicon devices, and then obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1990 in superconducting devices. He currently leads the Imaging Physics Project in the Magnetic Imaging Group at NIST and codirects the MRI Biomarker Measurement Service. He is author/coauthor of over 250 peer-reviewed publications with over 10000 citations, has written several book chapters, has three patents, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a recipient of the Department of Commerce bronze, silver, and gold medals, and Ron Brown award for his work on neuromorphic technology, spintronics and spin oscillators, MRI phantoms, and quantitative medical imaging. He is the recipient of the Colorado CO-Labs award for high impact research. He has been the supervisor for over 30 undergraduate/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He is an active member of the medical physics group in APS, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and is the local Rocky Mountain Magnetics IEEE Chapter Chair.

Current Research Projects


Imaging of Magnetic Excitations in Nanostructures with Microwave Near-Field Microscopy

Samuel Berweger, Robert Tyrrell-Ead, Houchen Chang, Mingzhong Wu, Hong Tang, Hans Nembach, Karl Stupic, Stephen E. Russek, Thomas Mitchell (Mitch) Wallis, Pavel Kabos
We present images of spin-wave excitations in a patterned yttrium iron garnet (YIG) thin film obtained by use of near-field microwave microscopy, which can

Patents (2018-Present)

Neural Member, Neural Network, and Neurological Memory

NIST Inventors
Stephen E. Russek , William Rippard and Matthew Pufall
A neural member includes: an axonal superconducting electrode; a dendritical superconducting electrode disposed opposing the axonal superconducting electrode; a synaptic barrier interposed between the axonal superconducting electrode and the dendritical superconducting electrode and including a
Created August 1, 2019, Updated January 11, 2024