Nathan Newman is currently President of Paramagnetix Incorporated (Santa Cruz, CA) and Emeritus Professor in the Materials Program at Arizona State University (ASU)(Tempe, AZ).

Dr. Newman graduated with a Ph.D. and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He served as Professor of Materials at ASU (2000-2021), Director of the ASU Center of Solid State Science (2004-2011), Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University (1996-2000), and a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Labs (1987-1988, 1992-3), Material Science Dept. at University California, Berkeley (1991-1996), Conductus Incorporated (1988-1991), and Stanford University (1987-1988).

Newman has authored or co-authored over 230 technical papers and 14 patents and his work has been cited over 10,000 times. He has served as the Lamonte Lawrence Endowed Chair in Solid State Science at ASU. He was awarded the IEEE Van Duzer award, is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, and American Physical Society and was elected to the European Union Academy of Sciences. He also has served as Associate Editor for Materials in the IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity and as Chair of the U.S. Committee on Superconductor Electronics.

Nathan Newman has been a member of The American Ceramic Society since 2013 and has been an active participant and presented many invited talks at ACerS’s Electronic Materials and Application (EMA) Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Newman’s research focuses on the investigation of novel solid-state materials and include synthesis, characterization and modeling of low loss dielectrics for microwave communication, novel low- and high-temperature superconductor materials and junctions, III-V semiconductor interfaces, III-N semiconductors, and novel photovoltaic material.