Raymond J. Wean Professor Emeritus of Engineering & Applied Science, Applied Physics & Physics
Professor Wolf’s research has focused on a detailed understanding of magnetic materials. Many were rare earth compounds whose interesting properties are observable only at low temperatures. The work has involved experimental studies of crystal field effects, microscopic spin-spin interactions, cooperative effects and phase transitions. The results frequently provided critical tests of theoretical predictions. The work led to a number of new experimental techniques. Professor Wolf continues to be an active consultant to industry and to a variety of academic institutions. Policy trends affecting research and education have always been of interest to him.
Awards & Honors: Sheffield Distinguished Teaching Award (2000)