faculty

Ken Kihlstrom, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
(805) 565-7015

Office Location

Physics Building 107

Office Available

By appointment

Specialization(s)

Low-Temperature Superconductivity

Biography/Details

Dr. Kihsltrom graduated from Stanford University and earned a master’s degree and doctorate in physics there. He joined the Westmont faculty in 1994. He has worked as a research physicist at Superconducting Technologies Inc. doing temperature-dependent microwave measurements on superconducting filters. He was also a visiting researcher at Conductus Inc. where he focused on research on SQUID magnetometers and digital superconducting electronics. As a research associate at the Naval Research Laboratory, he established a superconducting tunneling program and UHV sputtering of superconductors. He has won the Faculty Research Award at Westmont and the Teacher of the Year Award in Natural and Behavioral Sciences twice.