Robert Camley, Ph.D.

Robert Camley

Robert Camley, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor & Graduate Co-Adviser
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

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair - University of Newcastle, Australia (2023)
  • 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
  • Mark Tyboroski
  • Connor Wood
  • Thomas Stroup

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Magnetic properties of Ni-coated fibers in a polymer matrix for electro-magnetic interference shielding applications”  P. Couture,  S. Goldman,  R. E. Camley,  K. L. Livesey,  T. Robinson,  D. Meyers, S. Maat, and  Z. Celinski,  Journal of Applied Physics 133, 085108 (2023)
  • "Consequences of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction"  Robert E Camley, Karen L Livesey, Surface Science Reports 78, 100605 (2023)
  • Effects of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction on the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam behavior in a magnetic system, Jeramy Lewis and Robert E Camley, Physical Review B, 107, 22421 (2023)
  • "Magnetic particle based MRI thermometry at 0.2 T and 3 T"  John Stroud, Yu Hao, Tim S Read, Janusz H Hankiewicz, Pawel Bilski, Krzysztof Klodowski, Jared M Brown, Keegan Rogers, Josh Stoll, Robert E Camley, Zbigniew Celinski, Marek Przybylski,  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 100, 43 (2023)
  • “On the optimization of imaging parameters for magnetic resonance imaging thermometry using magnetic microparticles. J. Stroud, J.H.  Hankiewicz, R. E. Camley, Z. J. Celinski, Journal of magnetic resonance  333, 107108  (2021)
  • “Spin Wave Frequency Combs” Tobias Hula, Katrin Schultheiss, Francisco José Trindade Goncalves, Lukas Körber, Mauricio Bejarano, Matthew Copus, Luis Flacke, Lukas Liensberger, Aleksandr Buzdakov, Attila Kákay, Mathias Weiler, Robert Camley, Jürgen Fassbender, Helmut Schultheiß, Applied Physics Letters 121, 112404 (5 pages) (2022)
  • “Spin wave dispersion relations and isofrequency curve calculations using micromagnetic simulations”  Matthew G Copus, Alexandra R Stuart, Robert E Camley, Kristen S Buchanan, Journal of Applied Physics 132, 123901 (2022)
  • “Ferromagnetic resonance of hollow micron-sized magnetic cylinders”,  P. Couture,  S. Goldman,  R. E. Camley,  E. Iacocca,  K. L. Livesey,  T. Robinson, D. Meyers, S. Maat,  H. T. Nembach, and  Z. Celinski,  Applied Physics Letters 121, 202403 1-5 (2022)
  • “The 2021 magnonics roadmap”, A. Barman….R. E. Camley… Michael Winklhofer, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2021)  DOI 10.1088/1361-648X/abec1a
  • “Optical Imaging of Magnetic Particle Cluster Oscillation and Rotation in Glycerol” River Gassen, Dennis Thompkins, Austin Routt, Philippe Jones, Meghan Smith, William Thompson, Paul Couture, Dmytro A Bozhko, Zbigniew Celinski, Robert E Camley, Guy M Hagen, Kathrin Spendier,  Journal of Imaging 7, 82 (2021)

  •  “Nonreciprocity in millimeter wave devices using a magnetic grating metamaterial.” M. Tyboroski, R. Macêdo, R. E. Camley,  Physical Review Materials 5,  (2021)

  • “Breaking Space Inversion‐Symmetry to Obtain Asymmetric Spin‐Wave Excitation in Systems with Nonuniform Magnetic Exchange”  R. Macêdo, A. S. Kudinoor, K. L. Livesey, R. E. Camley, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2100435. (2021)

  •  “Measurement of sub‐zero temperatures in MRI using   T1 temperature sensitive soft silicone materials: Applications for MRI‐guided cryosurgery” J. H. Hankiewicz, Z. J. Celinski, R. E. Camley, Medical Physics. (2021)

  • "Self-Consistent Local Mean-Field Theory for Phase Transitions and Magnetic Properties of FeRh" Brianne McGrath, Robert Camley, Karen Livesey, Physical Review  B 101, 014444 1-9 (2020)   DOI:

  •  “Asymmetric skyrmion-antiskyrmion production in ultrathin ferromagnetic films”, Ulrike Ritzmann, Louise Desplat, Bertrand Dupé, Robert E. Camley, and Joo-Von Kim Phys. Rev. B 102, 174409  (2020)  DOI:

  • “Probing materials with electromagnetic waves: from bulk materials to microstructures” NR Anderson, RE Camley, KL Livesey,  Book Chapter in Compendium on Electromagnetic Analysis: From Electrostatics to Photonics: Fundamentals and Applications for Physicists and Engineers Volume 1 Electrostatic and Magnetic Phenomena (World Scientific, 2020)
    P 39-94  (2020)

  • “Creation of magnetic rogue waves” M. G. Copus and R. E. Camley, Physical Review B – Rapid Communications 102,  220410 (2020) DOI:

  • "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)