Kirtley Scientific - John R. Kirtley

      Permanent contact information:
      Email: john at
      Mail: P.O. Box 284, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

      Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (1976)
      B.A. Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (1971)

       Chaire d'excellence, NanoSciences Foundation , Grenoble, France (2009)
       Humboldt Forschungspreis , Germany (2007)
       Jubileum Professor, Chalmers, Sweden (2007)
       Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society (1998)
       Fellow - American Physical Society
       Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science

  Current position

  Professional employment
       Stanford University
          Physical Science Research Associate (June 2011- January 2020)
       RWTH Aachen , Germany
          Humboldt Fellow, (October 2014)
       CNRS Grenoble, France
          Nanosciences Foundation Chaire d'excellence,(Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013)
          Nanosciences Foundation Chaire d'excellence (March 2011 - May 2011)
          Nanosciences Foundation Chaire d'excellence (April 2010 - June 2010)
       Stanford University
          Consulting professor (September 2006 - March 2011)
          Visiting Scholar (January - March 2006)
          Visiting Scholar (April 2003)
       Chalmers University , Göteborg, Sweden
          Jubileum Professor, (September-December 2007)
       University of Augsburg , Germany
          Humboldt Fellow, (April - June 2009)
          Humboldt Fellow, (April - June 2008)
          Humboldt Fellow, (May - June 2007)
       University of Twente , Enschede, Netherlands
          Visiting Scholar, (March-May 2007)
          Visiting Scholar (April-June 2006)
       IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center , Yorktown Heights, NY
          Research Staff Member (1978-2006)
       Université Joseph Fourier , Grenoble, France, Professeur Étranger (March-May 1999)
       University of Pennsylvania , Post-doctoral fellow, research assistant professor (1976-1978)

 Research Interests

      Scanning SQUID microscopy: For the past twenty years I have developed the technique of scanning SQUID microscopy and used the resulting novel instruments for fundamental studies. These studies included:

 Phase sensitive pairing
symmetry tests

 Interlayer tunneling

p-loop arrays

 Quench cooled
superconducting rings

 Angle-resolved phase
sensitive measurements of
the in-plane gap symmetry
in YBa2Cu3O7


      Previous Work: I have also worked in a broad range of other areas in condensed matter physics:


 Scanning tunneling


 Scanning tunneling

 Electron heating
in SiO2

 Light emitting
tunnel junctions

 Surface enhanced
Raman scattering


 Inelastic electron
tunneling spectroscopy