Joseph Budnick

Professor Emeritus


Research Interests

Solid state physics and materials science. Studies include x-ray absorption fine structure, nuclear magnetic resonance, transport properties, magnetic ordering, critical phenomena, muon spin rotation and general structural aspects of magnetic, semiconducting and superconducting systems. Research activities have included ion implantation studies of materials and interfacial problems associated with near surface regions of both metals and semiconductors. Studies of local magnetism in high Tc oxides and magnetic ruthenates.



  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1955
  • B.S., St. Peter’s College, 1951


  • 2003-present: Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1974-2003: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1972-1974: Program Director, Solid State and Low Temperature Physics, National Science Foundation
  • 1962-1974: Professor, Department of Physics, Fordham University
  • 1960-1962: Staff Member, IBM Watson Laboratory, Columbia University
  • 1955-1960: Project Physicist and Group Leader, IBM Research Laboratory, Poughkeepsie, NY

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • 1971 Visiting Lecturer, Technical University of Munich
  • 1972 NATO Visiting Professor, Italy
  • 1978 Guest Professor, Katholieke University of Leuven
  • 1980 Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg
  • 1986 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award
  • 1988 First Goddard Visiting Fellow in Physics at Clark University
  • 2000 Member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
Contact Information
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 196 Auditorium Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationS111