Location: 2156g Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2870
Karl Sandeman is interested in how we may tailor phase transitions in so-called functional materials for either the efficient use of energy, such as in refrigeration, or its efficient conversion, such as in power generation. Most of his studies to date have involved magnetic phase transitions, requiring an understanding of the relationship between structure and function at all length-scales and a holistic research approach that combines experimental and theoretical tools. He currently coordinates the "DRREAM" grant on magnetic cooling, funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7 and has been a faculty member at Imperial College London for the five years prior to joining Brooklyn College in 2014. He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow from 2005 to 2013, initially at the University of Cambridge and latterly at Imperial College. He was also a director of studies in physics at Churchill College, Cambridge (2004-09).