Nanotechnology, Solid State Physics, Electron Tunneling Phenomena
Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy
Solar Cells and Alternative Energy
Bachelor of Arts,
Doctor of Philosophy,
- “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.)
Edward Wolf, professor emeritus at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering led this research
The 2020 hurricane season had a record breaking 30 named storms, 13 of which became hurricanes and six became major hurricanes. Compare that to the average storm season, which historically produces 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. It’s clear that hurricanes are increasing in both number and intensity.
Researchers have been studying the relation between water temperature and hurricane frequency for years now. There have been suggestions that as temperature increases, storms become more powerful.
Now, Tandon researcher Edward Wolf has released new research that confirms both facts. In studying recent hurricane data, Wolf was able to pinpoint the ocean temperature where it becomes possible for hurricanes to form. That temperature is approximately 26.5 degrees Celsius. Much like how water boils at 100 degrees Celsius (and not a degree lower), weather patterns cannot phase change into a hurricane until this water temperature is met.
Wolf also developed a simple algorithm that can predict the severity of a storm by measuring the temperature of the water beneath it. As the temperature goes up, the severity of the storm increases in a consistent and measurable manner. Not only does this prove that water temperature and storm strength are directly linked, it could be a tool to efficiently gauge the strength of a storm — an early warning system that could help communities in its path prepare.
Wolf’s research also provides one surprising detail: the algorithm describing how storm severity increases in proportion to ocean temperatures finds a direct analog in ferromagnetism — the strength of an iron magnet’s field: the temperature-defined phase change of ferromagnetism follows the same critical exponent formula T-Tc ⅓ determining shift to magnetism at specific temperatures.
Researchers are now able to use the vast scientific literature on ferromagnetism in order to study hurricane formation, which by its nature has less raw data to work with. Wolf was able to use previous iron studies to fine tune his algorithm, producing even finer data.
- Edward Wolf