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Marjorie Olmstead (She/Her/Hers)

Professor

Contact Information

206-685-3031
B433, C138
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Biography

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1985
M.S., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
B. A., Physics, Swarthmore College, 1979

Marjorie Olmstead is Professor and Associate Chair of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she serves as the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for the largest undergraduate physics program in the United States.  Her research has focused on creating and investigating crystalline interfaces between dissimilar materials and the resultant ultra-thin films.  Prior to the University of Washington, she was on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also obtained her Ph.D.  Prof. Olmstead is a recipient of the American Physical Society Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, the American Vacuum Society Peter Mark Memorial Award, a Humboldt Foundation Research Award, and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.  She enjoys walking, music, reading, and spending time with her husband and two college-age children.

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