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About Dr. Ken Podolak

Information processing is central to the economy. Processing information must evolve from the currently based storage of information due to manipulation of electronic charge. Fundamental limits to miniaturization and challenges of energy and heat extraction must be addressed in the near future. Presently, electronics relies exclusively on electronic charge which results in information being lost immediately when you turn off your computer. However, we know that ferromagnetic spins maintain their information . If we could incorporate these ferromagnetic spins in a hard drive, booting a computer would become instantaneous. This process would use billions of magnetic spins as the logic element or bit in a computer. This application leads also into another interesting field of quantum computing. Below are areas of my research that brings us one step closer toward new computing technology while having fun learning about magnetism.


Present Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY Plattsburgh

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Month by the Center of Teaching Excellence (2014)
  • NYSSAPS Student Award Winnning Posters (2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Master Teacher Screening Team Participant (2013, 2014)

Contact Information

101 Broad St.
112 Hudson Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Magnetics/Plasmonics Publications (5)

Physics Education (1)