Dr. Hauser is associate professor and vice-chair for undergraduate studies for the department of physics and astronomy, in the college of arts & sciences. His research group focuses on material characterization and fabrication, and development of new device technologies and characterization methods in a multidisciplinary setting. Looking forward, he is interested in the extension of his electronic and spectroscopic characterization techniques into novel chemical and biological applications. Dr. Hauser is a recipient of the Army Research Office Young Investigator and NSF CAREER awards, and is a 2020 UA A&S Leadership Board Faculty Fellow.
- Determining the Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Response of Buckypapers to Photothermal Desorption, ACS Omega 6: 5415-5422 (2021).
- Demonstration of nearly pinhole-free epitaxial aluminum thin films by sputter beam epitaxy, Scientific Reports. 10: 18357 (2020).
- Substrate damage and incorporation of sapphire into barium hexaferrite films deposited by aerosol deposition, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 103: 1542-1548 (2020).
- Use of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Metal Oxides for Sensing Explosives and Toxic Chemicals using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy.” U.S. Pat. No. 10,495,592 (2019).
- Sensing of NO2 with Zirconium Hydroxide via Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy, Dalton Transactions 46 (33), 10791-10797 (2017).
Dr. Hauser’s research group, the Functional Materials Laboratory, has expanded from its original focus of designing atomically perfect complex materials. For instance, funded subgroups have emerged to solve national security (chemical weapons detection, secure time and frequency) or existential (protective armor) problems. The proposed research is highly multidisciplinary and sits at the interface of scientific interest and technological applications, making each research project capable of funding for both basic research (NSF, DOE) and directed applications (DOD, industrial partnerships).