Esad Ozmetin

Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Superconductivity; Vortex dynamics and pinning, magnetic and transport properties of superconductors, Superconducting / magnetic hybrid systems, device physics, Superconducting wire manufacturing (MgB2), superconducting magnet design.
  • Thin films and its applications; Doped oxides, superconducting thin films, magnetic alloys, mechanical, magnetic and optical properties.
  • HTC magnetic alloys, magnetic shape memory alloys.
  • Scanning probe microscopy (STM, STS, AFM, MFM, SHPM).
  • Halbach permanent magnet arrays, magnetic thin films and patterning, electromagnetic finite element analysis.

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 TUBITAK CAREER award. A nation-wide award from Turkish National Science foundation.
  • 2014 Presidential Outstanding Researcher Award. Meliksah University
  • 2009 SC Healthcare Hero award. GE Healthcare, Florence.
  • 2005 Welch Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Robert A. Welch Foundation, Houston, TX
  • 1997 Turkish Higher Education Council Doctoral Fellowship.


  • May 2009 Texas A&M University College Station, TX / USA Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
  • May 2002 Texas A&M University College Station, TX / USA M.S. in Physics
  • May 1995 Boğazici University Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey B.S. in Physics

Selected Publications

A.E. Ozmetin, O. Sahin, M. Kuru, E. Ongun “Mechanical Characterization of MgB2 Thin Films Using Nanoindentation Technique" Journal of Alloys and Compounds 619, 262–266 (2015)

A. E. Ozmetin, E. Yazici, K. Kim, K. D. D. Rathnayaka, I. F. Lyuksyutov and D. G. Naugle, “Hysteresis of the Phase Diagram in the Ferromagnet-Superconductor Hybrids" Int. J. Mod. Phys. B Vol. 27, Iss. 15 (2013)

K. Kim, A. E. Ozmetin, I. F. Lyuksyutov, D. G. Naugle, “Flux pinning with a magnetic nanorod array”. Applied Physics Letters 97, 042501 (2010)

F. Lyuksyutov, D. G. Naugle, A. E. Ozmetin, M. K. Yapici, J. Zou, “Vortex pinning by an inhomogeneous magnetic field” J. of Supercond. and Nov. Mag. (2010)

E. Ozmetin, M. K. Yapici, J. Zou, I. F. Lyuksyutov, and D. G. Naugle, “Micro-magnet superconducting hybrid structures with directional current dependence for persistent current switching” Applied Physics Letters 95, 022506 (2009). Also featured in Vir. J. Appl. Supercond. Volume 17, Issue 2.

E. Ozmetin, K. D. D. Rathnayaka, D. G. Naugle and I. F. Lyuksyutov, “Strong increase of critical field and current in magnet-superconductor hybrids" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 105, Iss. 7, pp. 07E324-07E324-3 (2009). Also featured in Vir. J. Appl. Supercond. Volume 16, Issue 7.

M. K. Yapici, A. E. Ozmetin, J. Zou and D. G. Naugle, “Development and experimental characterization of micromachined electromagnetic probes for biological manipulation and stimulation applications” Sens. Actuators A. 144, pp. 213-221 (2008).