Stephen Hill received his BA and D. Phil. degrees from the University of Oxford in 1991 and 1994, respectively.
Prof. Hill has 30 years of experience performing microwave and far-infrared magneto-optical spectroscopy in high magnetic fields, spanning the range from 0.3 to 200 wavenumbers (9 GHz to 6 THz), using a wide array of compact radiation sources (gas lasers, vacuum-tube oscillators and solid-state devices) and measurement techniques (cyclotron resonance, optical conductivity and EPR). Through this work, he has gained an international reputation in the spectroscopy of low-dimensional conducting, superconducting and magnetic systems in high magnetic fields, including significant technique development. The EPR group that he directs also has an extremely strong track record in terms of instrument development, having assembled the world’s highest field/frequency instruments for both pulsed and continuous-wave EPR measurements. Hill’s research focuses on fundamental studies of quantum phenomena in molecular magnets and correlated electron systems (quantum magnets and superconductors), as well as structure property relationships in a wide variety of polynuclear transition metal complexes.
From 1995 to 1997, he held a postdoctoral positions at Boston University and the FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), then took up faculty positions at Montana State University (1997 – 2001) and the University of Florida before moving back to FSU in 2008.
Awards, Honors, and Service
Distinguished Research Professor, Florida State University (2022-present)
Deputy Director, DOE Funded Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials at UF (2019-present)
Chair's line, APS Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications (GMAG) (2016-2020)
PAI Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research (2015-present)
American Physical Society Fellow (2014)
International EPR Society Silver Medal - Instrumentation (2014)
Vice President for the Americas of the International EPR Society (2014-2017)
NSF CAREER award (2003-2008)
Cottrell Scholars award - Research Corporation (2001-present)