Frank Hunte

Assistant Professor

  • 919-515-0276
  • Engineering Building I (EB1) 3070D

Hunte received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He was a postdoctoral researcher and a 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 before joining the NC State faculty. Hunte joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty in January 2011.

His research investigates magnetic materials and thin film heterostructures including semiconductors and superconductors, processing methods, functionality and operating environments (thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic), from basic materials physics to technological applications. He is currently focused on ferromagnetic semiconductors which retain ferromagnetism at room temperature and memristors. Hunte also studies the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity in the family of unconventional multiband superconductors known as ferropnictides where magnetic correlations appear strongly.


Ph.D. 2004


University of Minnesota

M.S. 1997


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

B.S. Physics 1995


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


Planar Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance in semiconducting and conducting oxide thin films
Akouala, C. R., Kumar, R., Punugupati, S., Reynolds, C. L., Jr., Reynolds, J. G., Mily, E. J., … Hunte, F. (2019), APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 125(5).
All the catalytic active sites of MoS2 for hydrogen evolution
Li, G. Q., Zhang, D., Qiao, Q., Yu, Y. F., Peterson, D., Zafar, A., … Cao, L. Y. (2016), Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(51), 16632–16638.
Structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of bi-epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (110) thin films integrated on Si (001)
Punugupati, S., Kumar, R., Nori, S., Hunte, F., & Narayan, J. (2016), Acta Materialia, 106, 40–47.
Current density and quench behavior of MgB2/Ga composite wires
Ishmael, S. A., Rogers, S., Hunte, F., Naderi, G., Roach, C., Straka, W., & Schwartz, J. (2015), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(6).
Magnetotransport phenomena in Bi2Se3 thin film topological insulators grown by hybrid physical chemical vapor deposition
Kumar, R., Brom, J. E., Redwing, J. M., & Hunte, F. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 117(6).
Microstructure and transport properties of epitaxial topological insulator Bi2Se3 thin films grown on MgO (100), Cr2O3 (0001), and Al2O3 (0001) templates
Lee, Y. F., Kumar, R., Hunte, F., Narayan, J., & Schwartz, J. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 118(12).
Room temperature ferromagnetism in epitaxial Cr2O3 thin films grown on r-sapphire
Punugupati, S., Narayan, J., & Hunte, F. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 117(19).
Ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties in BaTiO3 thin films on Si (100)
Singamaneni, S. R., Punugupati, S., Prater, J. T., Hunte, F., & Narayan, J. (2014), Journal of Applied Physics, 116(9).
Molecular doping control at a topological insulator surface: F-4-TCNQ on Bi2Se3
Wang, J., Hewitt, A. S., Kumar, R., Boltersdorf, J., Guan, T., Hunte, F., … Dougherty, D. B. (2014), Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, 118(27), 14860–14865.
Strain induced ferromagnetism in epitaxial Cr2O3 thin films integrated on Si(001)
Punugupati, S., Narayan, J., & Hunte, F. (2014), Applied Physics Letters, 105(13).

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