James Hedberg

Dr. James Hedberg

An undated file photo from the Portland Japanese Gardens.

A CV full of details


Education

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

PhD, Physics, 2011

  • Thesis: Low Temperature Force Microscopy on a Deeply Embedded Two Dimensional Electron Gas
    (15 Mb pdf )
  • Advisor: Professor Guillaume Gervais
  • Area of Study: Condensed Matter Experimental Physics

Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

MS, Physics, 2005

  • Thesis Topic: Carbon Nanotubes as Electronic Components (pdf)
  • Advisor: Professor Jun Jiao
  • Area of Study: Mesoscopic Physics - Biophysics

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, USA

BA, Liberal Arts, 2000

  • Thesis Topic: J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations

Professional Experience

The City College of New York

Lecturer, Physics , July 2013 to present

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Lecturer, Physics (Bioresource Engineering Dept), Sep 2012 to June 2103

  • Taught Introductory Physics to Undergraduate Students
  • Prepared Activities for the McGill - Macdonald Campus Active Learning Lab

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Jan 2011 to June 2013

  • Investigated fundamental physics of graphene using local probes.

Graduate Researcher, August 2005 to 2010

  • Designed and constructed a state of the art low-temperature physics laboratory
  • Developed new methods for visualization of force microscopy data sets
  • Supervised undergraduate research assistants

Physics Education Consultant, Media Developer, WOW Labs, August 2007 to present

  • Designed, developed, and produced multimedia to accompany education materials for Canadian K-12 physical science programs
  • Offered aid to undergraduate assistants of the program

Teaching Assistant, August 2005 to 2010

  • Courses include: First Year Electricity and Magnetism, Third Year Mechanics and Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Development of new interactive media for class time demonstration of physics concepts
  • Led discussions regarding course material, marked assignments and prepared solutions
  • Wrote a series of Historical Asides in Physics to accompany the course materials

James Hedberg Studios

Freelance Designer, 2004 to present

  • Designed publication quality scientific graphics for research groups around the world
  • Internet media developer for the communication of scientific information

University of Texas/DMiller Studios, Portland, OR, USA

Course Developer, June to August 2005

  • Wrote and developed an online, interactive physics course covering the fundamentals of undergraduate physics, from Classical Mechanics to Modern Physics

Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

Research Assistant, August 2003 to May 2005

  • Developed new nanoscale technologies in a collaborative project between the University and the Intel Corporation

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Instructor - Continuing Education Center, Winter 2001

  • Taught Classical Music Fundamentals to Community Members

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Teaching Assistant, August 1998 to June 2000

  • Assistant for the Sophomore Music Program
  • Led classroom discussions on Western music theory and analysis
  • Ensured a technical competence in the language of music theory
  • Taught individual piano lessons

Publications

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • APS March Meeting - 2012, Scanning Gate Microscopy on Graphene in the Quantum Hall Regime, James Hedberg, Y. Miyahara, M. Hilke, G. Gervais, P. Grütter, J. Renard, J. Folk
  • APS March Meeting - 2010, Low Temperature Scanning Force Microscopy for Probing the Edge of Quantum Hall Systems, J.A. Hedberg, A. Lal, Y. Miyahara, G. Gervais, P. Grutter, M. Hilke, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West
  • Non-Contact AFM - 2008, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM: Design and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V. Sazonova, Y. Miyahara, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P. Grutter
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology - 2008, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM: Design and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V. Sazonova, Y. Miyahara, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P. Grutter
  • Canadian Microscopical Society - 2008, 35th Annual Meeting, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM: Design and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V. Sazonova, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P. Grutter
  • J. Jiao, L.F. Dong, V. Chirayos, J. Bush, J.A. Hedberg, Methods of Dispersion and Alignment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Effects on Their Structural and Electric Properties, Symposium G: Special Issue in International Journal of Nanoscience, 5 (2006)
  • J.A. Hedberg, J. Jiao, V. Dubin, J. Dominguez, and R. Chebiam, Morphology and Field Emission Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes Grown using Pt Catalysts, Microscopy and Microanalysis: Proceeding of the Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004, 10, Supplement 2, 394-395 (2004)

Awards & Fellowships

  • James E. Griffith Award For Material Science, McGill University, 2005
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates, Portland State University, 2003
  • Walter S. Baird Prize for an Original Composition: Theme and Variations on Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, for piano, St. John's College, 2000