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About Paul C. Canfield

Design, discovery, growth and characterization of new and exotic materials with electronic and/or magnetic phase transitions are the primary focus of my research group. Compounds are usually prepared in single crystal form, so the measurement of the anisotropic, temperature and applied magnetic field dependent magnetization, specific heat, electrical resistivity, and thermoelectric power are our primary characterization measurements.


Present Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Present Associate, Iowa State University Ames Laboratory

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Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence Award, 2012
  • Robert Allen Wright Professorship (Endowed Chair of Physics), 2009
  • Distinguished Professor, 2006
  • Mid-Career Achievement Award, 2005
  • Master Teacher Award, 2001
  • APS Fellow, 2001
  • Award for Early Excellence in Research, 1998
  • DOE Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for Solid State Physics

Contact Information

59 Physics Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515 294-6270
Fax: 515-294-0689


Peer-Reviewed Articles (111)