David Emin

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of New Mexico
MSC07 4220
PAÍS 3310
210 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

Phone: 505-232-2128
Fax: 505-277-1520
Email: emin@unm.edu

David Emin


David Emin did his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. After a post-doctoral position at UCLA, he joined the technical staff of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque in 1969.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1977.

In 1983 he was in the very small inaugural group promoted by Sandia National Laboratories to be a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff.

He retired from Sandia but continues his research. He still resides in Albuquerque where he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico.

In 2008 David Emin was named an "outstanding referee" by the American Physical Society in its first round of selectees.

David Emin is best known for his works on small- and large-polarons’ formation, optical properties and motion in condensed matter.

  • He made seminal contributions to the theories of electronic self-trapping, hopping transport, phonon-assisted transition rates, Hall and Seebeck effects. In particular, he explained the Hall Effect sign anomalies observed for electronic hopping conduction.
  • He addressed disorder-induced and high electric-field-induced (Wannier-Stark) charge-carrier localization in semiconductors.
  • He also studied electronically stimulated atomic desorption from semiconductor surfaces, light-atoms’ hopping diffusion in metals and ionic transport in human brain tissue.
  • He developed the theory of large-bipolaron formation, motion and superconductivity.
  • His papers specifically address charge transport in diverse materials: covalent solids, ionic materials, magnetic semiconductors, transition-metal oxides, polymers, icosahedral boron-rich solids, metals and human brain tissue.
  • His book "Polarons" was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

All told, David Emin published 240 documents:

  • 4 edited or authored books
  • 60 invited book chapters and articles
  • 165 contributed papers
  • 8 Sandia Technical Reports
  • 3 US patents

According to the Web of Science database, his publications have been cited over 9500 times with about 500 annually. So far, 24 of his publications have been cited at least 100 times.

His current h-index value is 45.

He also presented 259 invited talks: 98 talks at conferences and 161 colloquia at universities and government/industrial laboratories.