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Yohannes Abate

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Physics
Physics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
June 2006

M.Sc. Physics
National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
June 2000

B.Sc. Physics
Department of Physics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
June 1995


Dr. Abate has been an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, department of Physics and Astronomy, since 08/2014. After earning his Ph.D. in 2006, he spent three years at University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He was a member of the faculty (2009-2014) at California State University, Long Beach before coming to GSU. His research interests lie in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, in particular light-matter interaction with nanomaterials, plasmonics and optoelectronics in novel low dimensional and strongly correlated materials.

• James Schuck, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
• Richard F. Haglund, Jr., Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
• Monika Fleischer, Institute for Applied Physics, Eberhard Karls University of
• Most members of Center for Nanooptics at GSU