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James Hedberg

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James Hedberg

Lecturer (Doctoral), Deputy Chair

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McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Course Lecturer Fall 2012 to present
‣ Taught introductory physics to undergraduate students and engineers.
‣ Developed activities for the McGill - Macdonald Campus Active Learning Lab

Post-Doctoral Researcher 2011 to present
‣ Performed fundamental physics experiments on Graphene in the quantum Hall regime

Graduate Researcher 2005 to 2010
‣ Designed and constructed a state of the art low-temperature physics laboratory
‣ Developed new methods for visualization of force microscopy data sets
‣ Supervised undergraduate research assistants

Teaching Assistant August 2005 to 2010
Courses include: Advanced Experimental Methods, First Year Electricity and Magnetism, Third Year Mechanics and
Electromagnetic Waves.
‣ Managed/Coordinated a new, upper level Experimental Methods course
‣ Development of new interactive media for class time demonstration of physics concepts
‣ Led discussions regarding course material, marked assignments and prepared solutions
‣ Wrote a series of Historical Asides in Physics to accompany the course materials

Physics Education Consultant, Media Developer
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August 2007 to present
‣ Designed, developed, and produced multimedia to accompany education materials for Canadian K-12 physical
science programs
‣ Managed and served as consultant for undergraduate assistants of the program
University of Texas – DMiller Studios, Portland, OR, USA
Course Developer June to August 2005
‣ Wrote and developed an online, interactive physics course covering the fundamentals of undergraduate physics,
from Classical Mechanics to Modern Physics

Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Research Assistant August 2003 to May 2005
‣ Developed new nanoscale technologies in a collaborative project between the University and the Intel Corporation 


McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
PhD, Physics, 2011

‣ Thesis Topic: Ultra-Low Temperature Atomic Force Microscopy
‣ Advisor: Professor Guillaume Gervais
‣ Area of Study: Condensed Matter Experimental Physics

Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
MS, Physics, 2005

‣ Thesis Topic: Carbon Nanotubes as Electronic Components
‣ Advisor: Professor Jun Jiao
‣ Area of Study: Mesoscopic Physics – Biophysics

St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, USA
BA, Liberal Arts, 2000

‣ Thesis Topic: J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations 


J.A. Hedberg et al, Probing Mesoscopic Conductance Fluctuations in Graphene using Scanning Gate Microscopy (in preparation)
J.A. Hedberg et al, Quantum Hall Transitions in Graphene Imaged with Scanning Gate Microscopy. (in preparation)
J.A. Hedberg, A. Lal, Y. Miyahara, P. Grütter, G. Gervais, M. Hilke, L. Pfeiffer, and K.W. West, Low Temperature
Electrostatic Force Microscopy of a Deep Two Dimensional Electron Gas using a Quartz Tuning Fork, Applied Physics
Letters, 97, 143107 (2010)
J.A. Hedberg, The Most Imperfect Mirror, Le Panoptique, July 2008
J.A. Hedberg, L. Dong, J. Jiao, Air Flow Technique for large scale dispersion and alignment of carbon nanotubes on
various substrates, Applied Physics Letters, 86, 143111, 2005
G.L. Rorrer, C.H. Chang, S.H. Liu, C. Jeffryes, J. Jiao, J.A. Hedberg, Biosynthesis of Silicon-Germanium Oxide
Nanocomposites by the Marine Diatom Nitzschia frustulum, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 5, 1, 2005

Conference Proceedings and Presentations
APS March Meeting - 2012, Scanning gate microscopy on graphene in the quantum Hall regime, James Hedberg, Y.
Miyahara, M. Hilke, G. Gervais, P. Grütter, J. Renard, J. Folk
APS March Meeting - 2010, Low Temperature Scanning Force Microscopy for Probing the Edge of Quantum Hall
Systems, J.A. Hedberg, A. Lal, Y. Miyahara, G. Gervais, P. Grutter, M. Hilke, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West
Non-Contact AFM – 2008, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM: Design and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V.
Sazonova, Y. Miyahara, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P. Grütter
International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology – 2008, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM:
Design and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V. Sazonova, Y. Miyahara, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P.
Canadian Microscopical Society – 2008, 35th Annual Meeting, Ultra-Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field AFM: Design
and Operation, J.A. Hedberg, V. Sazonova, C. da Cunha, G. Gervais, M Hilke, R. Bennewitz, P. Grütter
J. Jiao, L.F. Dong, V. Chirayos, J. Bush, J.A. Hedberg, Methods of Dispersion and Alignment of Single-Walled Carbon
Nanotubes and Effects on Their Structural and Electric Properties, Symposium G: Special Issue in International Journal of
Nanoscience, 5 (2006)
J.A. Hedberg, J. Jiao, V. Dubin, J. Dominguez, and R. Chebiam, Morphology and Field Emission Characteristics of
Carbon Nanotubes Grown using Pt Catalysts, Microscopy and Microanalysis: Proceeding of the Electron Microscopy and
Microanalysis 2004, 10, Supplement 2, 394-395 (2004) 

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