Justin Schwartz

Dean, Pennsylvania State University

Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor
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Justin Schwartz joined NCSU Department of Materials Science and Engineering as Department Head and Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in 2009. Prior to joining NCSU, he was the Jack E. Crow Professor of Engineering at the Florida State University. His group’s primary research interests are in the underlying science that drives performance of advanced oxide materials, including mechanical and functional failure, manufacturing, processing, packaging and system integration. He is now Dean of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.


Ph.D. 1990

Nuclear Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. 1985

Nuclear Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Description

Dr. Schwartz's research interests include processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.


A temperature-dependent multilayer model for direct current carrying HTS coated-conductors under perpendicular AC magnetic fields
Ma, J., Geng, J., Chan, W. K., Schwartz, J., & Coombs, T. (2020), SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 33(4). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ab6fe9
Stress, strain and electromechanical analyses of (RE)Ba2Cu3Ox conductors using three-dimensional/two-dimensional mixed-dimensional modeling: fabrication, cooling and tensile behavior
Gao, P., Chan, W.-K., Wang, X., Zhou, Y., & Schwartz, J. (2020), SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 33(4). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ab7778
Modeling of Quench Behavior of YBa2Cu3O7-delta Pancake Magnets and Distributed-Temperature-Sensing-Based Quench Detection for Operating Temperature 30-77 K
Zhou, J., Chan, W. K., & Schwartz, J. (2019), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2018.2874423
Mixed-dimensional modeling of delamination in rare earth-barium-copperoxide coated conductors composed of laminated high-aspect-ratio thin films
Gao, P. F., Chan, W. K., Wang, X. Z., & Schwartz, J. (2018), Superconductor Science & Technology, 31(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/aac55c
Quench detection criteria for YBa2Cu3O7-delta coils monitored via a distributed temperature sensor for 77 K cases
Zhou, J., Chan, W. K., & Schwartz, J. (2018), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 28(5). https://doi.org/10.1109/tasc.2018.2815920
A Noncontact T-c evaluation technique using a Hall probe array
Song, K. J., Lim, J. C., Ko, R. K., Park, C., & Schwartz, J. (2017), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27(4). https://doi.org/10.1109/tasc.2017.2663763
Densification of thoria through flash sintering
Straka, W., Amoah, S., & Schwartz, J. (2017), MRS Communications, 7(3), 677–682. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2017.70
Effects of metallic coatings on the thermal sensitivity of optical fiber sensors at cryogenic temperatures
Scurti, F., McGarrahan, J., & Schwartz, J. (2017), Optical Materials Express, 7(6), 1754–1766. https://doi.org/10.1364/ome.7.001754
Improved stability, magnetic field preservation and recovery speed in (RE)Ba2Cu3Ox-based no-insulation magnets via a graded-resistance approach
Chan, W. K., & Schwartz, J. (2017), Superconductor Science & Technology, 30(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/aa6eef
Optical fiber distributed sensing for high temperature superconductor magnets
Scurti, F., & Schwartz, J. (2017), 2017 25th international conference on optical fiber sensors (ofs), 10323. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265947

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Optical fiber integration into Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag/AgX and (RE)Ba2Cu3Ox superconducting coils
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(6/13/16 - 3/12/17)
Controlling microstructures and interfaces in co-fired dissimilar oxide thin films via electric field processing
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/16 - 7/31/21)
Production of Nanostructured Core/Shell Powders for Exchange- Spring Magnet Applications
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)(6/01/15 - 2/29/16)
YBCO Coated Conductor with an Integrated Optical Fiber Sensor
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(6/08/15 - 3/31/16)
X-ray Diffraction Study of Bi2212 Superconducting Powders
Solid Material Solutions, LLC (SMS)(10/22/14 - 4/21/15)
Optical Fiber Quench Detection Studies for US4 Superconducting Magnets
US Navy - Naval Surface Warfare Center(7/17/15 - 9/30/16)
Collaborative Study of Bi2212 Wires
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/08/14 - 12/31/16)
Stability, Quench Propagation and Conductor Degradation of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox Round Wires for High Field Magnet Application
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(1/06/14 - 12/18/15)
Direct and Inverse Design Optimization Of Magnetic Alloys with Minimized Use of Rare Earth Elements
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(11/30/-1 - 10/31/15)
Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density - Phase II
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(12/05/13 - 12/04/16)