Edward Wolf

  • Professor Emeritus


Research Interests
Nanotechnology, Solid State Physics, Electron Tunneling Phenomena Graphene Superconductivity Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy Solar Cells and Alternative Energy

Swarthmore College
Bachelor of Arts,

Cornell University
Doctor of Philosophy,

Journal Articles


  • “Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience. Second, Updated and Enlarged Edition” Edward L. Wolf, (Wiley-VCH,Weinheim, 2006)
  • “Quantum Nanoelectronics: An Introduction to Electronic Nanotechnology and Quantum Computing” Edward L. Wolf, (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009)
  • “Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy, 2nd Ed.”, E. L. Wolf, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012).
  • “Understanding the Nanotechnology Revolution”, Edward L. Wolf and Manasa Medikonda,   (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012).
  •  “Nanophysics of Solar and Renewable Energy”, Edward L. Wolf, (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012)


Google Scholar Citation report  can be found at


  • 1973-74 Senior Visiting Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
  • 1981-82  Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Visiting Scientist, IBM Watson Research Laboratory
  • 1985  Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1993  Sigma Xi Distinguished Faculty Research Award, Polytechnic University
  • 2007  Joseph J. Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, NYU Poly



High Gain Barrier Layer Solid State Devices issued July 23, 1974, to Edward L. Wolf. (Eastman Kodak Company)


Rate Selector Circuit issued December 8, 1959 to Edward L. Wolf (General Dynamics Corp.)


Three-state electronic circuit issued August 25, 1959 to Edward L. Wolf (General Dynamics Corp.)


Decimal Counting Chain, non-extinguishing September 9, 1958 to Edward L. Wolf (General Dynamics Corp.)

Research Briefs

Mar 17, 2021