Boris Sinkovic

Associate Professor


Research Interests

Magnetism of artificially structured thin films and nanostructures have in recent years attracted much interest because of discovery of novel properties like oscillatory exchange coupling, giant magnetoresistance and room temperature spin-dependent tunneling. The ability to control and custom tailor magnetic properties of artificially layered materials and, more recently, magnetic nanostructures have opened new horizons in studies of magnetic properties at scales ranging from mesoscopic to atomic, and have also given rise to new technologies like spintronics. My research interest centers on use of spin-resolved electron and synchrotron radiation based technique to unravel the electronic and magnetic structure of these new systems.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 1986
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1979


  • 1997-present: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1990-1997: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, New York University
  • 1989-1990: Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 1987-1989: Postdoctoral Fellow, AT&T; Bell Laboratories, Murry Hill, NJ

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Vacuum Society
Contact Information
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 196 Auditorium Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationS210