Education: M.S. Physics, University of Connecticut, 2013
Bio: Before he joined the research group, Erik earned his Bachelor’s degrees in both Physics and Mathematics from Pace University in 2011. He continued on to pursue his doctoral degree in physics because he always enjoyed the analytical and predictive power of physics. While exploring his possible thesis options he took a short sabbatical in the engineering department and discovered a renewed love for the predictive powers of physics in novel materials design and property prediction.
Current Research: using computational modeling and density functional theory to investigate different methods of inducing magnetism in nonmagnetic ceramics
Favorite Computer Command: rsync -auvh
Outside the Lab: I'm a graduate student with a 1 year old. When do I have time for hobbies? Let's go with... Sound Engineering
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-nykwest-2a41114b
Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erik_Nykwest
Magnetic and Energetic Properties of Transition Metal Doped Alumina
E. C. Nykwest, B. C. Rinderspacher, J. M. Elward, R. E. Brennan, and K. R. Limmer, J. Phys.:Condens. Matter 30, 395801 (2018).
E. C. Nykwest and Alpay S P, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 31 245801 (2019)