Patrick R. LeClair

Department Chair

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  • phone (205) 348-3040
  • office location 208 Gallalee Hall, 1047 Bevill Hall


  • PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, 2002


Dr. LeClair’s research at the moment focuses on electrical transport in novel magnetic heterostructures (“spin electronics”), superconductivity, and electron tunneling phenomena. Dr. LeClair is currently building up a shared laboratory for electrical, magnetic, and optical characterization of novel materials and devices down to ultra-low temperatures (<400mK) and high magnetic fields (>7T). He is the author of over 25 publications and co-author of two patents.

Dr. LeClair received his PhD in physics (cum laude) from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2002. From 2002-2005, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory. He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Alabama in 2005.

Office Hours

Monday 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday 1-2 p.m.