E. Dan Dahlberg

Dan Dahlberg in his office

E. Dan Dahlberg

Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy

Contact

Physics And Nanotechnology Building
Room 219
115 Union St. Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Magnetic Microscopy Center (MMC)
Physics Force outreach group

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978

M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1974

M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1972

B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1970

Professional Background

  • University of Minnesota
    • College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor, 1998-present
    • Professor, 1990-present
    • Associate Professor, 1986-90
    • Assistant Professor, 1980-86
    • Research Associate, 1978-80
  • College of Science and Engineering, Distinguished Professor, 1998-present
  • Chair of IUPAP -C9 Committee, 2006- 2009
  • Elected Vice-President of IUPAP 2006-2009
  • Elected to Executive Board of American Physical Society 2001-2002
  • Selected as a member of the APS Visiting Scientist Program, 2001-present
  • Member of APS Committee on Committees 2001-2003 (Chair in 2002)
  • Member of David Adler Lectureship Award selection committee 2001-2002 (Chair in 2002- resigned for conflict of interest)
  • Member of APS Committee on Education (2000-2002)
  • Friend of Physics, appointed by President Judy Franz, 1999-present

Partial List of Service to the Community

  • Elected to APS Panel on Public Affairs, POPA (2016-2017) and elected to the four-year Chair line (2018-2021)
  • Elected AAAS Physics Councilor (2016-2018)
  • Elected Secretary/Treasurer of APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (2012-present)
  • Elected Vice-President of IUPAP 2006-2009
  • Elected to Executive Board of American Physical Society 2001-2002
  • Selected as a member of the APS Visiting Scientist Program, 2001-present
  • Member of APS Committee on Committees 2001-2003 (Chair in 2002)
  • General Chairman of the Ninth Joint Intermag and Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, 2001
  • Elected Divisional Councilor to the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society, 1 Jan. 1999- 2002

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
Research Interests

Professor Dahlberg's primary research interests are in magnetism. His active research program involves a substantial effort in spin transport in magnetic multilayers and films and ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic exchange coupling. In addition to this work, he is also the Director of the Magnetic Microscopy Center (MMC) at the University of Minnesota. The MMC applies magnetic force microscopy techniques to a variety of outstanding physics problems such as the dynamics of single domain magnetic particles, micromagnetics of domain structures and magnetic logic devices.

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education and induction into the¬†Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2018
  • Nicholson Medal of the American Physical Society, 2013
  • Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Magnetics Society for 2010
  • George Taylor Distinguished Service Award, 2005
  • University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award, 2002
  • College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor, 1998
  • Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Science at UTA, 1998-99
  • APS Fellow, 1996
  • AAAS Fellow, 1995
  • George Taylor/ IT Alumni Society Award for Teaching,1992
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, 1990
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1981-85