Ph.D. (Materials Science Interdisciplinary)
Northeastern University, 1990
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
Northeastern University, 1988
B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
Northeastern University, 1985
Professor Vincent Harris has had a distinguished career as an engineer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and leader of engineers and scientists for more than 20 years. He is presently the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC) that consists of more than 30 students, research staff and faculty, and is internationally renowned for its accomplishments in microwave magnetic materials and devices. The mission of the CM3IC is to develop next generation microwave materials and device solutions for radar and wireless communication technologies for U.S. Defense and commercial industries.
Prior to holding these positions, he was a materials research scientist, Section Head, and ultimately, Head of the Materials Physics Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory. Upon his promotion he was the youngest Branch Head at NRL. His research interests include materials design and the study of processing, structure and magnetism in a wide range of electronic materials and devices used principally in microwave applications. He has published more than 220 technical articles in peer-reviewed science and engineering journals, including book chapters and review articles on the topical areas of nanotechnology, magnetism, and microwave materials and devices. Additionally, he holds 11 patents or patent applications, and has presented more than 300 papers at national and international meetings including more than 125 by specific invitation (5 as plenary addresses at international conferences, >50 invited presentations delivered to major conferences, and >100 invited seminars delivered to leading science and technological organizations and universities).
In 2001, he established and assumed the position of Executive Director of the NRL Synchrotron Radiation Consortium. The NRL-SRC administers five National Synchrotron Light Source beamlines maintaining x-ray absorption and x-ray scattering facilities for use by a wide range of researchers from universities, national laboratories and other government agencies. He relinquished this position when he came to NU. Dr. Bruce Ravel is now the Director of the NRL-SRC. (http://www.x-11.bnl.gov/x11contacts.html)
Harris has been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Magnetics Society on the topic of Frontiers in Ferrite Materials Research and Microwave Device Applications. He is recognized as the foremost authority on this topic and is often invited to review this field for the physics and engineering communities. His research breakthroughs during the past 24 months have been reported by more than 100 international trade journals, magazines, news outlets, and websites. Professor Harris is a member of the Editorial Boards of Advanced Science Letters, Journal of Magnetism, and Science of Advanced Materials, he is also the Associate Editor of SAM. He is the Founder of Metamagnetics Inc. and Circulation Inc. and is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Metamagnetics Inc. and Circulation Inc. and member of the Board of Directors at Anvil Inc. (Richmond, VA).
Professor Harris is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Physics (UK-Ireland). He holds a security clearance and faculty appointment at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA) as a Professor of the Security Institute. Vincent Harris is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having been honorably discharged in 1985.