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Ian Leahy joined NREL in late 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher. His research focuses on characterization and functionalization of thin-film topological materials. He is also interested in hybrid perovskite spintronics. Ian obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics from Villanova University and doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His doctoral work focused on the electrical, thermoelectric, and magnetic properties of semimetals.

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Topological semimetals

Electrical transport


Strongly correlated systems

Magnetism and magnetic materials


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2022–present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado at Boulder (2021–2022)

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder (2015–2021)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder (2014–2020)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Villanova University (2013–2014)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Master, Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor, Physics, Villanova University


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