Beth Stadler

Professor

Bethanie Stadler is a professor at the Unveristy of Minnesota.  Her home department is Electrical and Computer Engineering, and she is on the graduate faculty of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.  She enjoys research in two areas:

  • Integrated optical materials for applications in optical isolators and modulators 
  • Magnetic nanowires for applications in hard drives, RAM and cancer therapy
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph D., Department of Material Science and Engineering, Cambridge, MA / May 1994
 
Thesis: "Relationships between Optical Properties and Processing in Al2O3-Y2O3 Thin Film Waveguides and Amplifiers"
Advisor: Professional Manuel Oliver
 
 
Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cleveland, OH / May 1990
 
Thesis:  "Superconducting Ceramics in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O System"
Advisor:  Professional Mark DeGuir
Appointments
  • Professor:  University of Minnesota, 2014 - Present (Electrical and Commputer Engineering)
  • Graduate Faculty:  University of Minnesota, 2002 - Present (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)
  • Associate Professor:  University of Minnesota, 2006-2014 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Visiting Professor:  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2009
  • Assistant Professor:  University of Minnesota, 2001-2006 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor:  University of Minnesota, 1997-2001 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Post-Doctoral Associate:  National Research Council, USAF Rome Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA, 1994-1997
  • Research Assistant:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990-1994 
  • Research Associate:  Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Grad. Student Research Program, Rome Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA, Summer 1993
  • Research Associate:  GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA, Summer 1991
  • Summer Fellow:  ICI Polyurethanes, Kortenberg, Belgium, Summer 1990
  • Research Assistant:  NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, 1989
Service to the Industry
  • Senate Research Committee (2014-2015)
  • CSE Teaching Fellow (2015)
  • ECE Graduate Committee (2015)
  • Written Preliminary Exam Committee Chair (2014-2015)
  • ECE Faculty Recuiting Committee (2010-2014)
  • Chair, ECE Department Extermal Relations Commitee (2006-2007/2009-2010)
    • Faclty organizer of ECE Open House (2010)
    • ECE Department Industrial Advisory Board (2001-2009)
    • Organized Nanotechnology Open House for 450 kids through Lego League
    • Coordinated Summer Circuits Camps
  • Serving on College-Wide IT Consultative Committee (2006-2009)
    • Chair (2007-2008)
    • As chair, all IT faulcty/staff/studentsn were asked for inpurtand meeting minutes were posted as new practice
  • Served on ECE Consultative Committee (2009-2010/2012-2013/2013-2014)
  • SWE Faculty Mentor (2005-2015)
  • Co-directed departmental Research Expereinces for Undergraduates and Teachers Program (2001-2006)
  • Internally served on ECE Department's Academic Standards Committee (2001-2004)
  • Industrial Advisory Board (2001-2005)
  • Physics Department Search Commitee (2004)
  • IT Freshman Orientation in the Iron Range (2005)
  • Served on a total fo 155 thesis committees as UMN:
    • 1 Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics MS
    • 18 Electrical and Computer Engineering MS
    • 4 Materials Science MS
    • 3 Mechnical Engineering MS
    • 2 Mechanical Engineering PhD
    • 5 Chemical Engineering PhD
    • 44 Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD
    • 14 Electrical and Computer Engineering MS
    • 17 Materials Science PhD
    • 8 Physics PhD
    • 2 Chemistry PhD
Service to the Discipline
  • Lead Organizer of IEEE Magnetics Summer School (2014)
    • 80 International students brought to Minnesota to learn magetics (IEEE covers cost)
  • IEEE Magnetics Summer School Lecturer, Assisi, Italy (2014)
  • IEEE Magnetics Summer School Lecturer, Chennai, Inia (2014)
  • Program Development Subcommittee, Materials Research Society (MRS) (2012-Present)
  • Programming Commitee for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (MMM)  (2001, 2013, 2014)
  • Program Committee for the MMM/Intermag Joint Meeting (2013, 2016)
  • Steering Commitee for the MMM (2012) and for MMM/Intermag Join Meeting (2013)
  • Student MMM Travel Program Leader (2012) and MMM/Intermag (2013)
  • Secretary of MRS (2008-2010)
  • MRS Board of Directors (2005-2007)
    • Governance Committee (2005)
    • Co-Chair, Operations Commitee (2006)
    • Chair, Planning Committee (2007)
  • MRS Meeting Chair (2004)
  • Created and directed MRS Undergraduate Materials Research Intiative Program (1998-2001)
  • Presidential appointment to chair the MRS Academic Affairs Committee (1995-2001)
  • Organized several MRS symposia
    • Magneto-Optical Materials for Nonreciprocal Phototonics, Imaging, and Spatial Light Modulators (S2013)
    • Nanoscale Heat Transfer:  Termoelectrics, thermophotovoltaics, and emerging thermal devices (S2011)
    • Integrated Nonreciprocal Photonic:  Materials, Phenomena, and Devices (Fall 2010)
    • Mateirals for Magnetic Devices:  Magneto-Electronics and Recording (Spring 2011)
    • Infrared Application of Semiconductors (Fall 1999)
    • Integrated Magneto-Optics:  Materials and Devices (Spring 1998)
  • NSF Review Panelist (1999-Present)
  • Reviewer for numerous journals in photonic and magnetics (1995-Present)
Professional Honors
  • IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer, 55 lectures worldwide (2015)
  • IEEE Magnetics Summer School Lecturer Invitee, Chennai, India / Assisi, Italy (2012 / 2013)
  • Donald I Johnson Award of Excellence, Best Presentation at 21st Annual Anodizing Conference (2013)
  • Donald I Johnson Award of Excellence, Best Presentation at 19th Annual Anodizing Conference (2010)
  • McKnight Presidential Fellowship, University of Minnesota (2006 – 2009)
  • Elected to MRS Board of Directors (2004)
  • NSF Career Award, University of Minnesota (2001 – 2006)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award/ President's Distinguished Faculty Member Program for Underrepresented Students (2013)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award/ President's Distinguished Faculty Member Program for Underrepresented Students (2011)
  • Elected Secretary of MRS (2008 – 2010)
  • IEEE Senior Member Conferred (2008)
  • Co-Chair MRS, Meeting in Boston (2004)
Professor Stadler