Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-22.2/Germantown Building, Room F-425
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-0540
Fax: (301) 903-9513
Dr. Pechan joined the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy in May 2014 as the manager for the Experimental Condensed Matter Physics program.
Dr. Pechan was a professor of Physics at Miami University (Ohio) from 1981 to 2014, where he served as Department Chair from 2001 to 2012.
His research has focused on condensed matter magnetism, beginning with doctoral work doing neutron scattering in rare earth materials and culminating with magnetodynamics and magnetostatics in nanoscale and spintronic materials utilizing magnetic resonance techniques. These activities had longstanding support from BES, resulting in 56 journal articles and 28 MS theses.
Dr. Pechan had visiting scientist appointments at Ames Lab, University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana, Argonne National Lab and UC – San Diego. He served on the Editorial Board and Steering Committee for the Magnetism and Materials Conference and on the Executive Committee for the APS topical subgroup GMAG.
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Ph.D., Physics, Iowa State University