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Julian D Maynard

Julian D Maynard

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  • Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Physics
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Email: maynard [ AT ] phys [ DOT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-6353


  1. University of Virginia (B.S.), 1967
  2. Princeton University (M.A.), 1968
  3. Princeton University (Ph.D.), 1974


Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experimental

Honors and Awards

  • University of Virginia Echols Scholar (1963)
  • University of Virginia Hamilton Watch Award (1967)
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1967)
  • N.D.E.A. Fellowship (1968)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1977)
  • Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (1988)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (1989)
  • Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America (1994)
  • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters (2000)
  • Scientific Committee for International Conference on Sound and Vibration (2002)

Selected Publications

  1. G. D. Mahan, J. R. Gladden, and J. D. Maynard, “Elastic oscillation of cylindrical fuses”, J. Appl. Phys. 90, 4415-4422 (2001).
  2. Jin H. So, J. R. Gladden, Yufeng Hu, J. D. Maynard, and Qi Li, “Measurements of elastic constants in thin films of colossal magnetoresistance material”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 036103 (2003).
  3. J. H. Kinney, J. Gladden, G. W. Marshall, S. J. Marshall, J. H. So, and J. D. Maynard, “Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy measurements of the elastic constants in human dentin”, J. Biomechanics 37, 437-441 (2004).
  4. J. R. Gladden, Jin H. So, and J. D. Maynard, “Reconciliation of ab initio theory and experimental elastic properties of Al2O3”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 392-394 (2004).
  5. K. A. Pestka, J. D. Maynard, D. Gao and C. Carraro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 055503 (2008). ”Measurement of the elastic constants of a columnar SiC film”
  6. A. C. Clark, J. D. Maynard and M. H. W. Chan, Phys. Rev. B 77, 184513 (2008). “Thermal history of solid 4He under oscillation”.
  7. K. A. Pestka, J. D. Maynard, A. Soukiassian, X. X. Li, D. G. Schlom, Y. Le Page, M. Bernhagen, P. Reiche, and U. Uecker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111915 (2008), “Experimental measurements of the elastic constants of GdScO3 via resonant ultrasound spectroscopy utilizing ab initio calculations”
  8. C. Nisoli, N. M. Gabor, P. E. Lammert, J. D. Maynard and V. H. Crespi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 186103 (2009), “Static and dynamical phyllotaxis in a magnetic cactus”.
  9. Cristiano Nisoli, Nathaniel M. Gabor, Paul E. Lammert, J. D. Maynard, and Vin- cent H. Crespi, Phys. Rev. E 81, 046107 (2010), “Annealing a Magnetic Cactus into Phyllotaxis.”
  10. G. Liu and J. D. Maynard, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131, 2068 (2012), “Measuring elastic constants for arbitrarily shaped samples using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy”.

Research Interests

Research involves building acoustic systems which, because the Schrödinger equation is a wave equation, are mathematically analogous to the quantum mechanical systems This approach allows the study of quantum mechanical solid state problems involving the effects of disorder, nonlinear interactions, and time-dependent scatterers.