Robert Camley, Ph.D.

Robert Camley

Robert Camley, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics and Energy Science
ENGR 208

Areas of Interest

  • Theoretical solid state physics
  • Magnetic dynamics – spin waves, ferromagnetic resonance
  • Nonlinear physics – chaos, mixing of waves, etc.
  • Surface excitations
  • Signal processing at microwave and THz frequencies
  • BioPhysics – measuring temperature in MRI


  • Ph.D in Physics, University of California at Irvine, 1979
  • MS in Physics, University of California at Irvine, 1977
  • BA in Physics and Mathematics, University of California at Irvine, 1973

Teaching - Recent Courses

  • Computational Physics
  • Nonlinear Physics
  • Modern Magnetism:  Theory and Applications
  • Astrophysics

Awards and Honors

  • CU Distinguished Professor (2012)
  • CU Inventor of the Year (2012)
  • Chancellor's Award (2005)
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research Award (2000)
  • CU System - President's Teaching Scholar (1999)
  • Campus Outstanding Research Award (1997)
  • Campus Outstanding Teaching Award (1986)
  • College of College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award (1986)

Current PhD Students

  • Brianne McGrath (with K. Livesey)
  • Matt Copus
  • Jacob Bible
  • Mark Tyboroski
  • Connor Wood
  • Reed Jones  (with R. Macedo)
  • Jeramy Lewis

Selected Recent Publications

  • "Unusual nature of confined modes in a chiral system: Directional transport in standing waves"  BW Zingsem, M Farle, RL Stamps, RE Camley, Physical Review B 99, 214429  (2019)
  • "Far-Infrared Reflection from Heterostructures Made of Ultrathin Ferromagnetic Layers" PM Yarbrough, KL Livesey, RE Camley, R Macêdo, Physical Review Applied 12, 024004  (2019)

  • "Nonlinear power-dependent effects in exchange-coupled magnetic bilayers" Aaron Ferona and Robert E Camley, Physical Review B, 99, 064405 (2019)

  • "Exploration of Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Behavior in a Magnetic System" Jeramy Lewis, Robert E Camley, Nicholas R Anderson, Physical Review Letters,  20, 167203 (2018)

  • "Oriented Asymmetric Wave Propagation and Refraction Bending in Hyperbolic Media" Rair Macêdo, Thomas Dumelow, Robert E Camley, Robert L Stamps, ACS Photonics,  5,  5086-5094 (2018)

  • "Development of Ferrite-Based Temperature Sensors for Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Study of  Cu1-xZnxFe2O4"  NA Alghamdi, Janusz H Hankiewicz, NR Anderson, Karl F Stupic, RE Camley, M Przybylski, J Żukrowski, Z Celinski, Physical Review Applied, 9, 054030 (2018)

  • “Nonlinear and chaotic magnetization dynamics near bifurcations of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation”  Aaron M. Ferona and Robert E. Camley, Phys. Rev. B 95, 104421 1-12 (2017)

  • “Spin Wave Power Flow and Caustics in Ultrathin Ferromagnets with the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction. “ Kim, J.-V., Stamps, R. L., Camley, R. E. Physical Review Letters, 117(19), 197204 (4 pages)   (2016).

  • “Ferromagnetic particles as magnetic resonance imaging temperature sensors” J. H. Hankiewicz, Z. Celinski, K. F. Stupic, N. R. Anderson, and  R. E. Camley, Nature Communications, 7, Article number:12415  (8 pages)  (2016)