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

Shiyu takes a job at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Amanda will join Miami University in Ohio!

Shiyu, Sabine, and Amanda were hooded in the stadium today! Congratulations!

Sabine has papers accepted at npj 2D Materials and Applications as well as in 2D Materials! Rock and Roll!

The Musfeldt lab now has an espresso maker.

Shiyu, Avery, and Kiman give APS March Meeting talks!

Sabine takes a job at Brookhaven National Laboratory!

Tim and Alexis join the team. Welcome!

Shiyu and Sabine file for a patent!

Nathan passed his oral exam!

Shiyu and Kevin's paper is accepted at Nature Comm!

Kevin won the departmental physical chemistry research award this year!

Kiman passes his candidacy exam!

Avery presented a talk at the MAGNA meeting + won 3rd place in the oral competition!

Sabine gives a talk at the AVS meeting!

Michael and Kendall pass their defenses and take jobs at PNNL!

Kendall and Avery go to LANL for pulsed-field polarization!

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.


  • 1996 CAREER award, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation.
  • Summers 1998, 1999, 2009, 2013, and 2016, 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 and 2015-2019 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.
  • Proud member of the Rutgers-Tennessee DMREF team.

Recent professional activities and service

Telluride science workshop: Enhanced functionalities in 4- and 5d-containing materials from large spin-orbit coupling, Telluride, CO, June 21 - 25, 2022.

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.