Frank Hunte, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been appointed to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee to Assess the Current Status and Future Direction of High Magnetic Field Science in the United States. The committee is tasked with assessing the needs of the U.S. research community for high magnetic fields and will provide guidance for the future of high magnetic field research and technology in the United States over the next decade.
The NRC’s mission is to improve government decision-making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote knowledge advancement in the areas of science, engineering, technology and health.
Hunte’s educational and research interests include magnetic materials, high temperature superconductors, materials processing methods, functionality, and operating environments (thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic) from basic materials physics to technological applications.
Prior to joining the NC State faculty in 2011, Hunte was a postdoctoral researcher and visiting assistant scholar/scientist at the Applied Superconductivity Center within the Magnets and Materials Division of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.
Hunte received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his PhD in physics from the University of Minnesota.