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Eric Hudson

Associate Professor of Physics & Associate Head for Diversity and Equity
Eric Hudson


B.A. Physics/Linguistics, University of Chicago 1992
M.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley 1994
Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State SPS Annual Teaching Award, 2012
  • C. I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2017

Research Interests

Physics education research; sense of belonging; critical thinking & labs; physics reasoning (dimensional analysis, drawing pictures); specification grading.

Selected Publications

Full list of publications on Google Scholar

  1. Hsin Lin, Tanmoy Das, Yoshinori Okada, Mike C. Boyer, W. Doug Wise, Michelle Tomasik, Bo Zhen, Eric W. Hudson, Wenwen Zhou, Vidya Madhavan, Chung-Yuan Ren, Hiroshi Ikuta, and Arun Bansil, "Topological Dangling Bonds with Large Spin Splitting and Enhanced Spin Polarization on the Surfaces of Bi2Se3." Nano Letters 13, no. 5 (2013): 1915–1919. DOI: 10.1021/nl304099x
  2. Anjan Soumyanarayanan, Michael M. Yee, Yang He, Jasper van Wezel, Dirk J. Rahn, Kai Rossnagel, E. W. Hudson, Michael R. Norman, and Jennifer E. Hoffman. "Quantum phase transition from triangular to stripe charge order in NbSe2." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, no. 5 (2013): 1623-1627.
  3. He, Yang, Yi Yin, M. Zech, Anjan Soumyanarayanan, Ilija Zeljkovic, Michael M. Yee, M. C. Boyer et al. "Fermi Surface Pairing & Coherence in a High Tc Superconductor." arXiv preprint arXiv:1305.2778 (2013).
  4. Zeljkovic, Ilija, Elizabeth J. Main, Tess L. Williams, M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, W. D. Wise, Yi Yin et al. "Scanning tunnelling microscopy imaging of symmetry-breaking structural distortion in the bismuth-based cuprate superconductors." Nature Materials 11, no. 7 (2012): 585-589.
  5. Wise, W. D., Kamalesh Chatterjee, M. C. Boyer, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, Zhijun Xu et al. "Imaging nanoscale Fermi-surface variations in an inhomogeneous superconductor." Nature Physics 5, no. 3 (2009): 213-216.
  6. Wise, W. D., M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, Yayu Wang, and E. W. Hudson. "Charge-density-wave origin of cuprate checkerboard visualized by scanning tunnelling microscopy." Nature Physics 4, no. 9 (2008): 696-699.
  7. Boyer, M. C., W. D. Wise, Kamalesh Chatterjee, Ming Yi, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, and E. W. Hudson. "Imaging the two gaps of the high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CuO6+x." Nature Physics 3, no. 11 (2007): 802-806.
  8. Lang, K. M., V. Madhavan, J. E. Hoffman, E. W. Hudson, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, and J. C. Davis. "Imaging the granular structure of high-Tc superconductivity in underdoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ." Nature 415, no. 6870 (2002): 412-416.
  9. Hoffman, J. E., E. W. Hudson, K. M. Lang, V. Madhavan, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, and J. C. Davis. "A four unit cell periodic pattern of quasi-particle states surrounding vortex cores in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ." Science 295, no. 5554 (2002): 466-469.
  10. Pan, S. Hetal, J. P. O'Neal, R. L. Badzey, C. Chamon, H. Ding, J. R. Engelbrecht, Z. Wang et al. "Microscopic electronic inhomogeneity in the high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x." Nature 413, no. 6853 (2001): 282-285.