This 2001 Honors College Grad is a Professor of Physics at Villanova

Professor Jeremy Carlo graduated from the Honors College in 2001 with dual degrees in applied physics and applied mathematics.

Jeremy Carlo graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College in 2001 with dual degrees in applied physics and applied mathematics. He then received his Ph.D in physics from Columbia University, after which he was a research associate with the National Research Council of Canada. In 2011, he was hired as Assistant Professor of Physics at Villanova University.  He's becoming a leading scholar in his field.

Carlo’s research at Villanova probes the properties of exotic magnetic materials, with a focus on what is called geometric magnetic frustration. In frustrated materials, magnetic ions are structurally arranged in a way which inhibits the development of the magnetic order. The resulting confusion leads to a variety of complicated magnetic ground states.

He has performed experiments at the nation’s most prominent research labs such as  Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. And he’s also done research at the Canadian National Lab known as TRIUMF and at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland.

Carlo credits the rigorous, yet affordable, education he received at the Honor College with starting him on his scientific career. As an undergraduate, he researched magneto resistance materials with NJIT Professor Trevor Tyson of the physics department, who gave him his first exposure to the worlds of research and of materials science.

At Villanova, Jeremy teaches course such as Electronics, Solid State Physics and Experimental Methods.

“I try to provide students with the same educational and research opportunities I received at the NJIT Honors College,” he says.

By Robert Florida