Kyle N. Altmann
University of Wisconsin                        Madison, WI
Ph. D., Department of Physics  (March 2001)
Northwestern University                        Evanston, IL
B.A. degrees in Physics, Mathematics and the Integrated Science Program (June 1994)
Teaching Experience
Fall 2003 – Present: Assistant Professor of Physics, Elon University, Elon NC
2002-2003: Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Hendrix College, Conway AR
Fall, 2001: Adjunct Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison WI
Summer, 2001: Instructor/Facilitator for Camp Badger, Madison WI
Research Experience
April 2001 to July 2002: Research Associate, Synchrotron Radiation Center, Stoughton WI
Spring, 1996 to April 2001: Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
October 1991 to June 1994: Laboratory Assistant, Basic Industry Research Laboratory (BIRL), Evanston IL  
Awards and Grants
2006-2008 A.L. Hook Emerging Professor in Science and Mathematics
2005 - Faculty Research and Development Grant for "Development of a model for magnetic alloy resistance"
2005 - Technology Course Enhancement Grant for “Enhancing Hands-On Learning in the Physics Classroom”
2004 - Pedagogy and Program Enhancement Grant for “Improvements to the lab experience in modern physics”
Honors and Professional Memberships
Synchrotron Radiation Center Aladdin Lamp Award  (2000), Phi Beta Kappa (1994),  Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society (1993),  Eagle Scout (1987).
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
N Janke-Gilman, KN Altmann, FJ Himpsel, and RF Willis, "Tuning the spin-flip gap in transition-metal magnets by alloying", Phys. Rev. B 72, 064420 (2005).
C Bromberger, JN Crain, KN Altmann, JJ Paggel, FJ Himpsel, and D Fick, “Electronic structure of the single domain Si(111)3x1-Li surface”, Phys. Rev. B 68, 075320 (2003).
JN Crain, KN Altmann, C Bromberger, SC Erwin, A Kirakosian, JL McChesney, J-L Lin, and FJ Himpsel, Fractional band filling in an atomic chain structure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 176805 (2003).
FJ Himpsel and KN Altmann, "Electronic States of Magnetic Materials from Photoemission" Chapter 6 in Solid-State Photoemission and Related Methods: Principles and Practice, W. Schattke and M. A. Van Hove (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2003, p. 177.
Invited Talks
"High Resolution Photoemission, Spin-dependent Band Structure and Mean Free Path in Nickel Alloys" at The 6th Workshop on Spin Polarization Effects in Metallic and Multilayer Thin Films, Michigan State University, Sept. 16, 2000.