- June 2nd, 2010
Dr. Rainer Schad is an Assistant Professor of Physics. He received his doctoral degree from The Universiy of Hannover (Germany) in 1991 and performed postdoctoral research from 1992 to 1994 at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and from 1995 to 1998 at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (Netherlands). Dr. Schad joined The University of Alabama faculty in 1998. His research focuses on the interplay between structure and magnetic/electric properties of layered systems, in particular, the understanding and exploitation of spin-dependent transport phenomena observed in magnetic multilayers (Giant Magnetoresistance or Tunneling Magnetoresistance) that require an excellent control of the structural parameters. Dr. Schad is the author of more than 50 publications. Dr. Schad’s specialties are Structure analysis and Spin-dependent transport.