David Emin

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of New Mexico
MSC07 4220
1919 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

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

David Emin


David Emin 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 of 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-polaron formation and motion in condensed matter. He has made seminal contributions to the theories of self-trapping, hopping transport, phonon-assisted transition rates, Seebeck and Hall effects in hopping conduction. He has extended these works in studies of magnetic semiconductors, non-crystalline solids, light-interstitial diffusion in metals, electronically stimulated desorption from surfaces, high electric-field effects in semiconductors, boron-rich solids and bipolaronic superconductivity. His book on "Polarons" was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

All told, David Emin authored 235 documents: 4 edited or authored books, 59 invited book chapters and articles, 161 contributed papers, 8 Sandia Technical Reports and 3 US patents. According to the Web of Science database, his publications have been cited over 8100 times with over 400 new citations added this year. So far, 21 of his papers have been cited at least 100 times. His current h-index value is 41. The topics of these papers include the formation and optical properties of polarons, small-polarons’ hopping transport, the superconductivity of large bipolarons and ionic transport in human brain tissue. These papers address electronic hopping transport in non-crystalline solids, transition-metal oxides, polymers and boron-rich solids as well as light-atoms’ hopping diffusion. He also presented 259 invited talks: 98 talks at conferences and 161 colloquia at universities and government/industrial laboratories.