Susan Kempinger

Assistant Professor of Physics


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Susan Kempinger is an assistant professor of physics at North Central College. She grew up in the midwest and earned her BS in physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied ferroelectric polymers. She then went to Pennsylvania for graduate school and obtained a Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics at Pennsylvania State University. During her time at Penn State, she worked with a number of different nanoscale magnetic systems to investigate both fundamental properties and interesting applications. 

Selected Scholarship

Field-Tunable Interactions and Frustration in Underlayer-Mediated Artificial Spin Ice. Susan Kempinger, Yu-Sheng Huang, Paul Lammert, Michael Vogel, Axel Hoffmann, Vincent H. Crespi, Peter Schiffer, and Nitin Samarth. Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 117203 – Published 10 September 2021

Imaging the stochastic microstructure and dynamic development of correlations in perpendicular artificial spin ice. Susan Kempinger, Robert D. Fraleigh, Paul E. Lammert, Sheng Zhang, Vincent H. Crespi, Peter Schiffer, and Nitin Samarth. Phys. Rev. Research 2, 012001(R) – Published 2 January 2020

Courses Taught

Physics 131

Physics 160

Physics 162

Physics 341

Physics 420