25 March 2014

New director of DC field facility named

Tim Murphy has been named the new director of the DC Field Facility at the MagLab.

By KATHLEEN LAUFENBERG

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tim Murphy has been named the new director of the DC Field Facility at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab).

Tim MurphyTim Murphy.Tim has been a go-to expert for our users, providing creative and unique solutions to their cryogenic and measurement problems to help deliver the highest quality scientific results to our users,” said MagLab Director Greg Boebinger. “I am confident that he will do a fantastic job leading the DC Field Facility.

Murphy has been at the MagLab since 1994 helping users with experiments at low temperatures. Most recently, he served as the chief of the Millikelvin Facility, overseeing the operation of experiments at 7 thousandths of a Kelvin above absolute zero. He has also been supervising a team of technicians in the DC Field Facility, at the center of new instrumentation development and active in producing research on correlated electron materials and materials of strategic interest.

In his new role, Murphy will be responsible for the MagLab’s largest user facility, representing nearly 38 percent of the lab’s more than 1,200 annual users. He will work with user support scientists and technicians to ensure peak operating conditions for DC Field Facility’s 12 magnets, including the world-record 45 tesla hybrid magnet.


The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world’s largest and highest-powered magnet facility. Located at Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the interdisciplinary National MagLab hosts scientists from around the world to perform basic research in high magnetic fields, advancing our understanding of materials, energy and life. The lab is funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1157490) and the state of Florida. For more information, visit us online at nationalmaglab.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at NationalMagLab.