Steven Clay Tidrow
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Physics and Geology
Department of Physics and Geology
College of Science and Mathematics
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  • Pervoskite oxide materials and devices.
  • 30 U.S. Patents including high temperature superconductors, thin films and buffer layers, high-k dielectrics, about 100 families of new nearly temperature insensitive electric-field tunable materials, and new device structures.
  • Temperature induced structural phase transitions of materials.
  • Precise microwave characterization of material, dielectric constant and loss tangent, as functions of temperature (-50 degree Celsius to 125 degree Celsius) and frequency (15 GHz to 50 GHz).
  • Low frequency, 10Hz to 2 MHz, characterization of material, dielectric constant, as functions of temperature and electric-field strength.
  • Frequency agile materials and devices including variable true time delay devices for enabling broad-band single aperture antenna technologies.
  • Oxygen diffusion using oxygen-18 as a tracer.

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Dr. Steven C. Tidrow earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma in 1991. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Innovative Education at The University of Texas-Pan American. His areas of research interest include RF sensing, microwave material and device characterization, materials for energy storage and energy conversion, and temperature dependent structural phase transitions in materials. Perovskite materials and devices including RF tunable materials and frequency agile RF components for multi-function RF systems are also part of his experiments.

Dr. Tidrow has been issued 30 United States patents pertaining to materials, processing, devices and systems. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas since 1997.

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