Professor Janice L. Musfeldt

Contact information

Professor Janice L. Musfeldt
Department of Chemistry
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996 USA

Phone: +1 865 974-3392
Fax: +1 865 974-3454
E-mail: musfeldt@utk.edu

Recent group news

Avery is elected president of the NOBCChE chapter at UT!

Dylan presents a poster at the undergraduate research symposium!

Luther visits Wright-Patterson Air Force Base!

Angela Hight Walker gives a talk in our Women in STEMinar series!

Ashley, Brian, and Sambridhi pass their candidacy exams!

Renovation of the new lab was completed quickly; we moved in and had a terrific Lab Reveal Party!

Ashley and Daniel travel to the National Synchroton Light Source II for near field imaging!

Kevin measures magneto-optics + enjoys Los Alamos in a snowstorm!

Yanhong gives a talk at the APS March Meeting!

Jun Hee Lee (Ulsan) visits for a talk and collaboration!

Brian and Sambridhi travel to the BNL synchrotron for high pressure spectroscopy!

Karin Rabe (Rutgers) kicks off the UN day of celebration for women and girls in science!

Luther and Sambridhi attend the Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School and Workshop at University of Maryland!

Welcome cute + smart new baby Rex Taylor!

Ashley travels to the Advanced Light Source for near field measurements!

Lakshan Silva, Daniel Morris, Ben White, and Kavishka Jayarathna join the team after successful research rotations. Welcome!

Ashley is elected member at large for the east Tennessee ACS!

Sang Cheong (Rutgers) and Junjie Yang (NJIT) visit for science + hiking!

Yanhong's paper is accepted at npj Quantum Materials!

Shiyu wins the BNL Spotlight award!

Laura Greene (NHMFL) comes for a seminar and women in science event!

The new micro electronic drilling system is here!

Janice L. Musfeldt

Professor, physical and materials chemistry

Professor, experimental condensed matter physics

Education

Postdoctoral research associate, Departement de Physique, Universite de Sherbrooke, 1993-1994.

Ph.D., physical chemistry with certification in chemical physics, University of Florida, 1992.

B.S., chemical engineering, University of Illinois, 1987.

Research area

Chemistry and physics of quantum materials.

Professional positions and awards

Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, 2014 - present.

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, 2007 - present.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, 2002 - 2007.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, 2001 - Summer 2002.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Fall 2000.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1995-2000.


  • James Scholar, University of Illinois.
  • 1996 CAREER award, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation.
  • Summers 1998, 1999, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2023 visiting scientist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
  • 2001 Creativity award, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation.
  • 2010 Chancellor's award for research and creative achievement, University of Tennessee.
  • 2010-2014, 2015-2019, 2023-2027 Ziegler Professorship, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee.
  • 2017 Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • 2020 Creativity extension of DMREF collaboration award, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation.
  • Member of the Rutgers-Tennessee DMREF team.
  • 2021 Senior Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee.
  • 2022 Alexander van Hook award, University of Tennessee.

Recent professional activities and service

International symposium on crystalline organic metals, superconductors, and magnets 20241, Anchorage, AK, September 22 - 27, 2024.

Telluride science workshop: Enhanced functionalities in 4- and 5d-containing materials from large spin-orbit coupling, Telluride, CO, June 25 - 29, 2024.


Organizing committee for focus topic: FT 8.1.3. - Multiferroics, magnetoelectrics, charge-spin coupling, ferroelectrics, Nashville, TN, March 15 - 19, 2021.

Co-chair, experimental condensed matter physics PI meeting, Gaitersburg, MD, September 16 - 19, 2019

Member, international advisory committee for International symposium on crystalline organic metals, superconductors, and magnets 2019, Tomar, Portugal.

Organizing committee for 4d/5d transtion metal systems focus topic, 2019 APS meeting, Boston, MA.

Telluride science workshop: Enhanced functionalities in 4- and 5d-containing materials from large spin-orbit coupling, Telluride, CO, June 26 - 30, 2018.

Organizing committee for GMAG focus topic: FT 10.1.2. - Emergent properties of bulk complex oxides, Los Angeles, CA, March 5 - 9, 2018.

Member, organizing committee, 2016 Heifei conference on novel phenomena at high magnetic fields, Science and Technology University of China, Heifei, China, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2016.

GRC-sponsored meeting: Two-dimensional electronics beyond graphene, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, June 5 - 10 2016.

Telluride science workshop: Enhanced functionalities in 4- and 5d-containing materials from large spin-orbit coupling, Telluride, CO, June 14 - 18, 2015.

GRC-sponsored meeting: Magnetoelectric and multiferroic materials, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, August 10 - 15, 2014.

Telluride science workshop: Enhanced functionalities in 5d transition metal compounds from large spin-orbit coupling, July 15 - 19, 2013, Telluride, CO.


  • Editorial board, Physical Review B, 2018 - present.
  • Advisory editorial board, Nature Quantum Materials, 2016 - present.

  • Member, DCMP nominating committee, APS. 2018 - 2021.
  • DMP Fellowship Selection Committee, APS. 2019 - 2022.
  • ACS national awards selection committee. 2015 - 2018; 2019 - 2022.
  • Chair, national user committee and ex-officio member of the external advisory committee, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 2010 - 2012.
  • Member, national user committee, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 2010 - 2013; 2018 - 2021.
  • Member, soft x-ray, photoelectrons, and infrared proposal review committee, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory. 2012 - 2014; 2019 - 2021.
  • Member, 40 T external technical advisory committee, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 2022 - present.
  • Member, external advisory committee for the Center for Molecular Magnetic Materials EFRC at the University of Florida.
  • Chair of the graduate admissions committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee. 2022 - present.