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Washington State University Institute of Materials Research

Jani Jesenovec


I’m a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at WSU, advised by Dr. John McCloy. My research focuses on growth of bulk single crystals, specifically with the Czochralski technique, and investigating their material, electrical and optical properties. I commonly utilize techniques such as Hall Effect, DLTS, UV-vis-NIR, Raman and XRD. Currently I am working on Ga2O3, an ultrawide bandgap material with novel electronic and optical properties. I received my Bachelor of Science in physics at Central Washington University. While there, I investigated the magnetic phase diagram of Ca2Co3-xMnxO6 through various thermodynamic measurements at low temperature in the White group. I was born in Slovenia, although I’ve lived in the United States for nearly my whole life. I really enjoy spending time with my family and loved ones, and hitting the trails in my Subaru. I love hiking… but who doesn’t!

Selected Publications

Muad Saleh and Joel B Varley and Jani Jesenovec and Arkka Bhattacharyya and Sriram Krishnamoorthy and Santosh Swain and Kelvin G Lynn, Degenerate doping in β-Ga2O3 single crystals through Hf-doping, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 2020,

Muad Saleh and Arkka Bhattacharyya and Joel B. Varley and Santosh Swain and Jani Jesenovec and Sriram Krishnamoorthy and Kelvin Lynn, Electrical and optical properties of Zr doped beta-Ga2O3 single crystals, Applied Physics Express, 2019,

B. D. White and A. B. C. Mantilla and J. Jesenovec, Reduced magnetic disorder at low temperature in Ca3Co2O6 via zinc substitution, Philosophical Magazine, 2019,