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Jason T Haraldsen

Associate Professor

Physics | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter (Solid State) Physics


Research Topics: nanomagnetism, molecular magnets, spin clusters, complex oxide interfaces, interface magnetism, graphene, density functional theory, electronic structure, rare-earth heterostructures, 2D materials, Dirac materials


  • Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA May 2008
  • M.S. in Physics (condensed matter physics) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996, USA December 2004
  • B.S. in Physics, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530, USA – May 2002
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530, USA – May 2002


  • Aug. 2015 – Present: Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
  • May 2015 - Present: Associate Editor, Physical Review B
  • Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2015: Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2013: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jun. 2008 – Aug. 2010: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Aug. 2002 – May 2008: Graduate Student and Assistant, The University of Tennessee


STARS Poster Competition, DNA/RNA sequencing using two-dimensional nanopore materials, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, University of North Florida, Spring 2018.


STARS Poster Competition, Towards the realization of graphene-based spintronic devices using density functional theory, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, University of North Florida, Spring 2016.


Publication Highlight, Multiferroic Phase of Doped Delafossite CuFeO2 Identified using Inelastic Neutron Scattering, U.S. Department of Energy, Fall 2010.


Faculty Affiliate -  Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013-2015)

KITP Scholar - Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (2015-2017)


American Physical Society

Materials Research Society

American Chemical Society

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2014-2015 - Investigations into two-dimensional Dirac materials - Institute for Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory

2015-Present - Understanding Magnetic Dirac Materials - Institute for Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Publications & Presentations

Recent Papers and Publications

*Undergraduate Student

  • Dirac nodes and magnetic order in M2X2 transition-metal chalcogenides, T. LaMartina*, J.-X Zhu, A.V. Balatsky,
    and J. T. Haraldsen, Physica Status Solidi - RRL 18000181 (2018).


  • The manifold of degenerate states and excitations due to release of magnetic frustration in the almost Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet MgCr2O4, O. Zaharko, S. Gao, Guratinder kaur, U. Stuhr, J. White, B. Roessli, T. Fennell, Ch. Ruegg, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, G. Balakrishnan, M. Ciomaga-Hatnean, S. Raymond, V. Garlea, A. Savici, M. Mansson, A. Cervellino, A. Bombardi, D. Chernyshov, and J. T. Haraldsen, Physical Review B 97, 134430 (2018).


  • Magnetic Dirac Bosons in the Honeycomb Lattice, D. Boyko*, A. V. Balatsky, and J. T. Haraldsen, Physical Review B 97, 014433 (2018).


  • Spatial dependence of super-exchange interactions for transition-metal trimers interactions in graphene, C. Crook*, G. Houchins*, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, C. Constantin, and J. T. Haraldsen, Journal of Applied Physics 123, 013903 (2018).


  • Electronic chirality in the electronic structure of ferromagnetic Fe1/3-TaS2, S. Fan, I. Manuel*, Amal al-Wahish, K. A. Smith, K. R. O'Neal, Y. Horibe, S. W. Cheong, J. T. Haraldsen, and J. L. Musfeldt, Physical Review B 96, 205119 (2017).


  • Voltage-dependent spin flip in magnetically-substituted graphene nanoribbons, G. Houchins*, C. Crook*, ,J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, and J. T. Haraldsen, Physical Review B 95, 155450 (2017).


  • Evolution of the thermodynamic properties and inelastic neutron scattering intensities for spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic quantum rings, J. T. Haraldsen, Physical Review B 94, 054436 (2016).


  • Computational investigation of the electronic and optical properties of planar Ga-doped Graphene, N. Creange*, ,C. Constantin, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, and J. T. Haraldsen, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics 2015, 635019 (2015).


  • Proximity-induced magnetism in transition-metal substituted graphene, C. Crook∗, T. Ahmed, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, C. Constantin, and J. T. Haraldsen, Scientific Reports 5, 12322 (2015).


  • Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Meso-Micro β-MnO2 Powders as a Function of Electrical Resistance, M. Hedden∗, N. Francis∗, J. T. Haraldsen, T. Ahmed, C. Constantin, Nanoscale Research Letters 10, 1 (2015).


  • First-Principles Investigation of Nanopore Sequencing Using Variable Voltage Bias on Graphene-Based Nanoribbons, H. McFarland∗, T. Ahmed, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, and J. T. Haraldsen, Journal of Physi- cal Chemistry Letters 6, 2616 (2015).


  • Generalization of polarized spin excitations for asymmetric dimeric systems,G.Houchins∗ and J.T.Haraldsen, Physical Review B 91, 014422 (2015).


  • Induced magnetization in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/BiFeO3 superlattices, S. Singh, J. T. Haraldsen, J. Xiong, E. M. Choi, P. Lu, Y. Pu, H. Wang, Z. Bi, M. R. Fitzsimmons, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, R. Ramesh, A. V. Balatsky, and Q. X. Jia, Physical Review Letters 113, 047204 (2014).


  • Next Generation Epigenetic Detection Technique: Identifying Methylated Cytosine using Graphene Nanopore, T. Ahmed, J. T. Haraldsen, J.-X. Zhu, and A. V. Balatsky, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5, 2601 (2014).


  • Induced ferromagnetism at BiFeO3/YBa2Cu3O7 interfaces, J.-X. Zhu, X.-D. Wen, J. T. Haraldsen, M. He, C. Panagopoulos, and E. E. M. Chia, Scientific Reports 4, 5368 (2014).


  • Computational search for strong topological insulators:An exercise in data mining and electronic structure, M. Klintenberg, J. T. Haraldsen, and A. V. Balatsky, Applied Physics Research 6, 31 (2014).


  • Correlation dynamics and enhanced signals for serial DNA sequencing, T. Ahmed, J. T. Haraldsen, J.J. Rehr, M.D. Ventra, I. Schuller, and A. V. Balatsky, Nanotechnology 25, 125705 (2014).

Contact Information

Building 50, Room 1518

(904) 620-2235


Office Hours

M/T/W - 3:00-5:00pm or by appointment