- Ph. D. in Physics, University of Oxford, England, 1994
- B. A. in Physics, 1st class honors, University of Oxford, England, 1991
- 08/08 - present Director of Electron Magnetic Resonance Program, NHMFL
- 08/08 - present Professor, Department of Physics, Florida State University
- 08/04 - 08/07 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Florida
- 08/01 - 07/04 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Florida
- 08/97 - 08/01 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Montana State University
- 08/95 - 08/97 Postdoctoral Research Assoc., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL
- 02/95 - 08/95 Postdoctoral Research Assoc., Boston University, Boston, MA
Awards and Honors
- 12/2014 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
- 11/2014 International EPR Society Silver Medal – Instrumentation
- 01/2007 University of Florida College of liberal arts and sciences teaching award
- 12/2005 University of Florida Department of Physics teacher of the year award
- 01/2003 National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient
- 05/2000 Cottrell Scholars Award, Research Corporation
- 1995-present American Physical Society
- 2013-present American Chemical Society
- 2013-present American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 2014-present International EPR Society
- Advisory Boards/Committees: Gordon Conference on Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials (co-Chair, 2014-2016); Int. Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, ICMM (Chair 2010 - 2012, International Advisory Board 2010 - present); Physical Phenomena in High Magnetic Fields, PPHMF (Program Committee, 2014-2016); European Conference on Molecule-based Magnetism, ECMM (International Advisory Board 2011 - present); International Symposium on Crystalline Organic Conductors and Ferromagnets, ISCOM ( International Advisory Board 2014 - present); Editor of Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics.
- Elected Co-Chair of the International EPR Society, 2014-2017; Elected member-at-large of executive committee of APS topical group GMAG (2006 - 2009).
- Co-PI on APS funded Masters-to-PhD Bridge program at Florida State University; Member of the Diversity Committee and active participant in NHMFL outreach activities; Coordinator of the graduate program in physics at the University of Florida, 2007-2008; Coordinator and PI of Montana State University REU/RET, 1999-2001, and REU/RET mentor since then.
- Coordinator of effort to develop an accelerator-based THz/IR lightsource at the NHMFL.
Papers presented at national and international conferences
- Six Plenary/Keynote/Award lectures and two Tutorials at International Conferences
- Invited: 51 at international conferences; 24 at national conferences; 43 seminars and colloquia
- Contributed: 34 at international conferences; 77 at national conferences
- 110 papers have been presented as posters at national and international conferences
Ten recent significant publications out of a total of ~200 in international refereed journals
- Influence of Electronic Spin and Spin-Orbit Coupling on Decoherence in Mononuclear Transition Metal Complexes, M. Graham, J. Zadrozny, M. Shiddiq, J. Anderson, M. Fataftah, S. Hill, D. Freedman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 7623-7626 (2014).
- Influence of the Ligand Field on Slow Magnetization Relaxation versus Spin Crossover in Mononuclear Cobalt Complexes, Fatemah Habib, Oana R. Luca, Veacheslav Vieru, Muhandis Shiddiq, Ilia Korobkov, Serge I. Gorelsky, Michael K. Takase, Liviu F. Chibotaru, Stephen Hill, Robert H. Crabtree, and Muralee Murugesu, Angew. Chem. 43, 11500-11503 (2013).
- Slow Magnetic Relaxation Induced by Large Transverse Zero-Field Splitting in a MnIIReIV(CN)2 Single-Chain Magnet, Xiaowen Feng, Junjie Liu, T. David Harris, Stephen Hill and Jeffrey R. Long, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 7521-7529 (2012).
- Slow Magnetic Relaxation in a Pseudotetrahedral Cobalt(II) Complex with Easy-Plane Anisotropy, J. M. Zadrozny, J. Liu, N. A. Piro, C. J. Chang, S. Hill, and J. R. Long, Chem. Commun. 48, 3927-3929 (2012).
- Pressure-driven orbital reorientations and coordination sphere reconstructions in [CuF2(H2O)2(pyz)], A. Prescimone, C. Morien, D. Allan, J. A. Schlueter, S. Tozer, J. L. Manson, S. Parsons, E. K. Brechin, and S. Hill, Angew. Chem. 51, 7490-7494 (2012).
- Magnetic Anisotropy in a Heavy Atom Radical Ferromagnet, S. M. Winter, S. Datta, S. Hill, R. T. Oakley, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 8126-8129 (2011).
- Asymmetric Berry-Phase Interference Patterns in a Single-Molecule Magnet, H. M. Quddusi, J. Liu, S. Singh, K. J. Heroux, E. del Barco, S. Hill, D. N. Hendrickson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 227201 (2011).
- Manifestation of Spin Selection Rules on the Quantum Tunneling of Magnetization in a Single Molecule Magnet, J. J. Henderson, C. Koo, P. L. Feng, E. del Barco, S. Hill, I. S. Tupitsyn, P. C. E. Stamp, D. N. Hendrickson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 017202 (2009).
- Quantum interference of tunnel trajectories between states of different spin length in a dimeric molecular nanomagnet, C. M. Ramsey, E. del Barco, S. Hill, S. J. Shah, C. C. Beedle, D. N. Hendrickson, Nature Physics 4, 277-281 (2008).
- Quantum Coherence in an Exchange-Coupled Dimer of Single-Molecule Magnets, S. Hill, R. S. Edwards, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, G. Christou, Science 302, 1015-1018 (Nov 7 2003).
Graduate and postdoctoral mentors
- J. Singleton (University of Oxford, UK)
- J. S. Brooks (Boston University and Florida State University)
Past Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Students
- Thesis students:Samuel Greer, Dorsa Komijani, Adewale Akinfaderin, Lakshmi Bhaskaran, Muhandis Shiddiq, Sanhita Ghosh (PhD Aug. 2012, now at Intel), Junjie Liu (PhD Apr. 2012, now at U. Oxford), Changhyun Koo (PhD 2011, now at U. Heidelberg), Saiti Datta (PhD 2009, postdoc Amherst College), Jon Lawrence (PhD Dec. 2007, adjunct faculty at U. Arizona), Susumu Takahashi (PhD 2005, now faculty at U. Sothern Cal.), Monty Mola (PhD 2001, faculty at Humboldt State University, CA).
- Postdoctoral:(current) Thierry Dubroca, Sebastian Stoian, Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu; former Chris Beedle (now at LANL), Alexey Kovalev (now full-time at MagLab), Kyuil Cho (now at Ames Lab), Saiti Datta (postdoc at Amherst College), John Lee (faculty at Mercer University), Konstantin Petukhov (now Erlangen, Germany), Rachel Edwards (faculty at Warwick University, England), Gordon Machel (freelance Programmer, Germany).