Jack Simonson

Associate Professor 10 Months Email Lupton Hall, Room 200C
Jack received his PhD in Physics from the University of Virginia, where he studied thermoelectric and superconducting materials.  He went on to a postdoctoral position working at Brookhaven National Laboratory to study correlated electron materials.  He joined the physics faculty at Farmingdale State College, where his experimental condensed matter physics group studies energy-related materials and disordered magnets.  He is committed to providing authentic research experiences to undergraduate students and works closely with CSTEP partners and the American Physical Society National Mentoring Community to extend these opportunities to students from historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged populations. 


  • PhD, Physics, University of Virginia, 2009
  • B.S., Physics, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, 2004 – cum Laude


  • Jack Simonson, B. Xia, J. Cheng, M. Arengo, N. Rajput, Y. Janssen, J. R. Neilson, K. A. Persson, and J. W. Simonson, ``Trigonal polymorph of Li$_2$MnO$_3$'', Physical Review Materials, 4(8) 2020, 085401.
  • Jack Simonson, C. Franco, A. Wustrow, B. Xia, A. M. Baccarella, F. Burgos, J. Nicasio, E. Dooryhee, J. R. Neilson, and J. W. Simonson, ``Optimized in situ crystal growth and disordered quasi-one dimensional magnetism in Li$_2$Mn$_2$(MoO$_4$)$_3$,'', Physical Review Materials, 4(4) 2020, 045404.
  • Jack Simonson, J. C. Umana, A. M. Baccarella, L. Steinke, A. Geritano, Y. Janssen, M. C. Aronson, and J. W. Simonson, ``The disordered and correlated insulator Bi$_2$CrAl$_3$O$_9$'', Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 100 2019, 104425.
  • J. W. Simonson, J. B. Parise, B. Xia, J. W. Simonson, W. R. Woerner, A. M. Plonka, B. L. Phillips, and L. Ehm, ``Structural chemistry of akdalaite, Al$_{10}$O$_{14}$(OH)$_2$, the isostructural aluminum analogue of ferrihydrite,'', Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352), 9(5) 2019, 246.
  • Jack Simonson, H. He, C. -H. Yee, D. E. McNally, J. W. Simonson, S. Zellman, M. Klemm, P. Kamenov, G. Geschwind, A. Zebro, S. Ghose, J. Bai, E. Dooryhee, G. Kotliar, and M. C. Aronson, ``Combined computational and experimental investigation of the La$_2$CuO$_{4-x}$S$_x$ ($0<x<4$) quaternary system,'', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 115 2018, 201800284.
  • Jack Simonson, R. Rosa, S. Bhattacharya, J. Pabla, H. He, J. Misuraca, Y. Nakajima, A. D. Bender, A. K. Antonacci, W. Adrip, D. E. McNally, A. Zebro, P. Kamenov, G. Geschwind, S. Ghose, E. Dooryhee, A. Ibrahim, T. M. Tritt, M. C. Aronson, and J. W. Simonson, ``Pseudo-icosahedral Cr$_{55}$Al$_{232-\delta}$ as a high temperature protective material,'', Physical Review Materials, 2 2018, 032401(R).
  • Jack Simonson, R. Duke and J. W. Simonson, ``WinATE: Windows Automation of Test Equipment,'', Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC), 2017 International, 6 2017, 14.
  • Jack Simonson, C. McBean, C. S. Lewis, A. L. Tiano, J. W. Simonson, M. -G. Han, W. Gannon, S. Yue, J. M. Patete, A. Corrao, A. C. Santulli, L. Wu, M. C. Aronson, Y. Zhu, and S. S. Wong, ``A generalizable multi-gram synthesis and mechanistic investigation of YMnO$_3$ nanoplates,'', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017.
  • Jack Simonson, K. R. O'Neal, J. M. Patete, P. Chen, R. Nanavati, B. S. Holinsworth, J. M. Smith, C. Marques, J. W. Simonson, M. C. Aronson, S. A. McGill, S. S. Wong, and J. L. Musfeldt, ``Magnetochromic sensing and size-dependent collective excitations in iron oxide nanoparticles'', Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 95 2017, 125416.
  • Jack Simonson, J. Pabla, Y. Janssen, and J. W. Simonson, ``Synthesis and crystal structure of La$_{21}$Cr$_{8-2a}$Al$_b$ Ge$_{7-b}$C$_{12}$'', Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 72 2016, 1565-1568.
  • Jack Simonson, K. W. Post, A. F. Goncharov, Z. P. Yin, J. W. Simonson, J. Guo, L. L. Sun, S. Zellman, M. D. Goldflam, H. T. Stinson, B. C. Chapler, D. E. McNally, Z. Zhao, G. Kotliar, M. C. Aronson, and D. N. Basov, ``Electronic correlations and pressure-induced metallicity in LaMnPO$_{1-x}$F$_x$ revealed via infrared spectroscopy,'', Phys. Rev. B, 94 2016, 045115.
  • Jack Simonson, W. Miiller, L. S. Wu, M. S. Kim, T. Orvis, J. W. Simonson, M. Gam\'{z}a, D. M. McNally, C. S. Nelson, G. Ehlers, A. Podlesnyak, J. S. Helton, Y. Zhao, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, J. W. Lynn, I. Zaliznyak, and M. C. Aronson, ``Magnetic structure of Yb$_2$Pt$_2$Pb: Ising moments on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice,'', Phys. Rev. B, 93 2016, 104419.
  • Jack Simonson, L. Steinke, J. W. Simonson, W. -G. Yin, G. J. Smith, J. J. Kistner-Morris, S. Zellman, A. Puri, and M. C. Aronson, ``CaMn$_2$Al$_{10}$: itinerant Mn magnetism on the verge of ferromagnetic order,'', Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 2015, 020413R.
  • Jack Simonson, D. E. McNally, J. W. Simonson, J. J. Kistner-Morris, G. J. Smith, J. E. Hassinger, A. I. Kolesnikov, L. DeBeer-Schmidt, and M. C. Aronson, ``CaMn$_2$Sb$_2$: Spin waves on a frustrated antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice'', Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 91 2015, 180407(R).
  • Jack Simonson, W. Miiller, J. M. Tomczak, J. W. Simonson, G. Smith, G. Kotliar, and M. C. Aronson, "Protected Fe valence in quasi 2D α-FeSi2", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27(17) 2015, 175601.
  • Jack Simonson, D. E. McNally, J. W. Simonson, K. W. Post, Z. P. Yin, M. Pezzoli, G. J. Smith, V. Leyva, C. Marques, L. Debeer-Schmidt, A. I. Kolesnikov, Y. Zhao, J. W. Lynn, D. N. Basov, G. Kotliar, and M. C. Aronson, ``Origin of the charge gap in LaMnPO'', Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 90 2014, 180403.
  • Jack Simonson, Jonathan M. Patete, Jinkyu Han, Amanda L. Tiano, Haiquing Liu, Myung-Geun Han, J. W. Simonson, Yuanyuan Li, Alexander C. Santulli, M. C. Aronson, Anatoly I. Frenkel, Yimei Zhu, and Stanlislaus S. Wong, ``Observation of ferrelectricity and structure-dependent magnetic behavior in novel one-dimensional motifs of pure, crystalline yttrium manganese oxides'', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 118 2014, 21695-21705.
  • Jack Simonson, G. J. Smith, J. W. Simonson, T, Orvis, C. Marques, J. E. Grose, J. J. Kistner-Morris, L. Wu, K. Cho, H. Kim, M. A. Tanatar, V. O. Garlea, R. Prozorov, Y. Zhu, and M. C. Aronson, ``Intrinsic nanostructure in Zr$_{2-x}$Fe$_4$Si$_{16-y}$ ($x$ = 0.816, $y$ = 6.06)'', Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 2014, 376002.
Jack Simonson
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