Faculty Profile

Jens Neu

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Physics
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, Technical University of Kaiserslautern - Germany, 2016.
Major: Physics
Degree Specialization: Experimental Physics
Dissertation Title: Towards Adaptive Metamaterials for the Terahertz Range
Diploma (International), Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, 2010.
Major: Physics
Degree Specialization: Experimental Physics
Dissertation Title: Aufbau und Charakterisierung eines Messplatzes fuer die ortsaufgeloeste Detektion von Terahertz -Nahfeldern zur Untersuchung von Metamaterialien

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHYS 5941.001, Colloquium, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 6950.766, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2024
PHYS 6940.764, Individual Research, Spring 2024 Syllabus
PHYS 4955.751, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2024 Syllabus
PHYS 5910.757, Special Problems, Spring 2024 Syllabus
PHYS 5941.001, Colloquium, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 4950.764, Senior Thesis, Fall 2023
PHYS 5910.778, Special Problems, Fall 2023
PHYS 1710.003, Mechanics, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 1710.211, Mechanics, Spring 2023 Syllabus
PHYS 1710.212, Mechanics, Spring 2023 Syllabus
PHYS 1710.213, Mechanics, Spring 2023 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Neu, J., Pattengale, B., Ostresh, S., Capobianco, M. D., Brudvig, G. W., Sadwick, L. P., Yang, T. (2021). THz spectroscopy of emerging materials for light driven processes and energy harvesting. Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIV. SPIE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2591087
Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations of Peptides. 2020 45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz). IEEE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/irmmw-thz46771.2020.9370387
Neu, J., Pattengale, B., Spies, J. A., Ostresh, S., Tayvah, U., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2019). THz Conductivity in Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF). 2019 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz). IEEE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/irmmw-thz.2019.8873768
Neu, J., Nemes, C. T., Regan, K. P., Williams, M. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2017). Temperature-resolved terahertz time domain spectroscopy to investigate solid state phase-transitions in amino acid crystals. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85033678596
Neu, J., Rahm, (2015). Time-domain optical pump - Terahertz probe spectroscopic imager for carrier lifetime measurements in the pico- to microsecond regime. IRMMW-THz 2015 - 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84969228151
Hoeh, M. A., Neu, J., Schmitt, K. M., Rahm, M. (2015). Ultrathin flexible and optically tunable terahertz bandpass filter with embedded silicon. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. 2015-August, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84954073182
Hoeh, M. A., Neu, J., Schmitt, K. M., Rahm, M. (2015). Ultrathin flexible and optically tunable terahertz bandpass filter with embedded silicon. CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO-SI 2015. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84935436851
Hoeh, M. A., Neu, J., Schmitt, K. M., Rahm, M. (2014). Silicon-based, ultra-thin, flexible optically tunable metamaterial-bandpass filter in the THz-regime. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84911964835
Volk,, Fip,, Neu, J., Höh,, Reinhard,, Beigang,, Rahm, (2013). Gradient index devices for terahertz waves and terahertz surface waves. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 8846, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84888861914
Weis, P., Garcia-Pomar, J. L., Höh, M., Neu, J., Reinhard, B., Brodyanski, A., Rahm, M. (2013). Graphene on silicon as optically tuned terahertz modulator. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84893410877
Fip, T., Reinhard, B., Neu, J., Rahm, M. (2013). Metamaterial-mediated terahertz surface waves with strong confinement. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84893418647
Neu, J., Rahm, (2013). Metamaterial-based, gradient index beam steerer for terahertz radiation. CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84887446893
Fip,, Volk,, Reinhard,, Neu, J., Höh,, Rahm, (2013). Terahertz plasmonics and metamaterial-based optics. CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84887419367
Reinhard,, Schmitt,, Fip,, Volk,, Neu, J., Mahro,, Beigang,, Rahm, (2013). Terahertz sensing with meta-surfaces and integrated circuits. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 8585, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84878035850
Neu, J., Rahm, (2013). Metamaterial-based, gradient index beam steerer for terahertz radiation. 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84903787003
Fip,, Volk,, Reinhard,, Neu, J., Hoh,, Rahm, (2013). Terahertz plasmonics and metamaterial-based optics. 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84903794051
Reinhard,, Schmitt,, Wollrab,, Neu, J., Beigang,, Rahm, (2012). Terahertz thin film and refractive index sensing with a metamaterial near-field sensor. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84873475434
Neu, J., Krolla,, Paul,, Reinhard,, Weis,, Wollrab,, Pomar, J. G., Beigang,, Rahm, (2011). Metamaterial-based optical components for THz radiation. 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/81255177621
Garcia Pomar,, Reinhard,, Neu, J., Wollrab,, Paul,, Beigang,, Rahm, (2011). Bound terahertz waves on meta-surfaces and active metamaterials. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 7945, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/79955771054
Journal Article
Hamilton, K., Neu, J. (2024). Terahertz spectroscopy of MOFs reveals dynamic structure and contact free ultrafast photoconductivity. APL Materials.
Neu, J. (2024). Manipulating Photoconduction in Cu–Pyrene 1-D Coordination Nanosheets by Modulating Interlayer π–π Stacking. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Neu, J. (2023). Dominant Role of Hole Transport Pathway in Achieving Record High Photoconductivity in Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Frameworks. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. asap(asap), asap. Online: Wiley. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
Neu, J. (2023). Optical Pump Terahertz Probe (OPTP) and Time Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy (TRTS) of emerging solar materials. APL Photonics. 8, 071103. AIP.
Nyakuchena, J., Ostresh, S., Neu, J., Streater, D., Cody, C., Hooper, R., Zhang, X., Reinhart, B., Brudvig, G., Huang, J. (2023). Engineering Band Gap and Photoconduction in Semiconducting Metal Organic Frameworks: Metal Node Effect. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 14(26), 5960-5965. ACS. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c00499
Neu, J., Shipps, C. C., Guberman-Pfeffer, M. J., Shen, C., Srikanth, V., Spies, J. A., Kirchhofer, N. D., Yalcin, S. E., Brudvig, G. W., Batista, V. S., Malvankar, N. S. (2022). Microbial biofilms as living photoconductors due to ultrafast electron transfer in cytochrome OmcS nanowires. Nature Communications. 13(1), . Springer Science and Business Media LLC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32659-5
Capobianco, M. D., Younan, S. M., Tayvah, U., Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Gu, J., Brudvig, G. W. (2022). Correction to “Terahertz Conductivity of Semiconducting 2H and Metallic 1T Phases of Molybdenum Disulfide”. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 13(51), 11864-11865. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c03721
Capobianco, M. D., Younan, S. M., Tayvah, U., Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Gu, J., Brudvig, G. W. (2022). Terahertz Conductivity of Semiconducting 2H and Metallic 1T Phases of Molybdenum Disulfide. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 13(35), 8319-8326. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c02283
Dahl, P. J., Yi, S. M., Gu, Y., Acharya, A., Shipps, C., Neu, J., O’Brien, J. P., Morzan, U. N., Chaudhuri, S., Guberman-Pfeffer, M. J., Vu, D., Yalcin, S. E., Batista, V. S., Malvankar, N. S. (2022). A 300-fold conductivity increase in microbial cytochrome nanowires due to temperature-induced restructuring of hydrogen bonding networks. Science Advances. 8(19), . American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abm7193
Tayvah, U. T., Neu, J., Spies, J. A., Schmuttenmaer, C. A., Brudvig, G. W. (2022). Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy provides insight into charge transfer efficiency and dynamics in artificial photosynthesis. Other. 151(2), 145-153. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11120-020-00798-9
Pattengale, B., Ostresh, S., Schmuttenmaer, C. A., Neu, J. (2022). Interrogating Light-initiated Dynamics in Metal–Organic Frameworks with Time-resolved Spectroscopy. Chemical Reviews. 122(1), 132-166. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00528
Tayvah, U., Spies, J. A., Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2021). Nelly: A User-Friendly and Open-Source Implementation of Tree-Based Complex Refractive Index Analysis for Terahertz Spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry. 93(32), 11243-11250. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02132
Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Tada, A., Hu, G., Karpovich, C. J., Brudvig, G. W. (2021). Cation-exchanged conductive Mn2DSBDC metal–organic frameworks: Synthesis, structure, and THz conductivity. Polyhedron. 203, 115182. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2021.115182
Nyakuchena, J., Ostresh, S., Streater, D., Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Fiankor, C., Hu, W., Kinigstein, E. D., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Schmuttenmaer, C. A., Huang, J. (2020). Direct Evidence of Photoinduced Charge Transport Mechanism in 2D Conductive Metal Organic Frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 142(50), 21050-21058. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c09000
Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Terahertz Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Dipeptide L-Carnosine. Other. 41(11), 1366-1377. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10762-019-00636-7
Capobianco, M. D., Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Single Copper Atoms Enhance Photoconductivity in g-C<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub>. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 11(20), 8873-8879. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02756
Spies, J. A., Neu, J., Tayvah, U. T., Capobianco, M. D., Pattengale, B., Ostresh, S., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Terahertz Spectroscopy of Emerging Materials. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124(41), 22335-22346. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c06344
Spies, J. A., Neu, J., Brudvig, G. W., Johnson, M. A. (2020). Tribute to Charles A. Schmuttenmaer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124(41), 22333-22334. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08271
Spies, J. A., Hilibrand, M. J., Neu, J., Ostresh, S., Swierk, J. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Suspensions of Semiconducting Nanoparticles in Nafion for Transient Spectroscopy and Terahertz Photoconductivity Measurements. Analytical Chemistry. 92(6), 4187-4192. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05723
Neu, J., Ostresh, S., Regan, K. P., Spies, J. A., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2020). Influence of Dye Sensitizers on Charge Dynamics in SnO<sub>2</sub> Nanoparticles Probed with THz Spectroscopy. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124(6), 3482-3488. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b11024
Pattengale, B., Neu, J., Ostresh, S., Hu, G., Spies, J. A., Okabe, R., Brudvig, G. W., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2019). Metal–Organic Framework Photoconductivity via Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141(25), 9793-9797. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b04338
Neu, J., Stone, E. A., Spies, J. A., Storch, G., Hatano, A. S., Mercado, B. Q., Miller, S. J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2019). Terahertz Spectroscopy of Tetrameric Peptides. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 10(10), 2624-2628. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01091
Neu, J., Nemes, C. T., Regan, K. P., Williams, M. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2018). Exploring the solid state phase transition in <scp>dl</scp>-norvaline with terahertz spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20(1), 276-283. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cp05479c
Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2018). Tutorial: An introduction to terahertz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). Journal of Applied Physics. 124(23), 231101. AIP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5047659
Neu, J., Regan, K. P., Swierk, J. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2018). Applicability of the thin-film approximation in terahertz photoconductivity measurements. Applied Physics Letters. 113(23), 233901. AIP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5052232
Neu, J., Nikonow, H., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2018). Terahertz Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations of dl-Norleucine and dl-Methionine. Other. 122(28), 5978-5982. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85048512680
Neu, J., Aschaffenburg, D. J., Williams, M. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2017). Optimization of terahertz metamaterials for near-field sensing of Chiral substances. Other. 7(6), 755-764. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85030645198
Regan, K. P., Swierk, J. R., Neu, J., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2017). Frequency-Dependent Terahertz Transient Photoconductivity of Mesoporous SnO2 Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121(29), 15949-15956. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85026521323
Neu, J., Nemes, C. T., Regan, K. P., Williams, M. R., Schmuttenmaer, C. A. (2017). Exploring the solid state phase transition in dl-norvaline with terahertz spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20(1), 276-283. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85039458212
Hoeh, M. A., Neu, J., Schmitt, K., Rahm, M. (2015). Optical tuning of ultra-thin, silicon-based flexible metamaterial membranes in the terahertz regime. Optical Materials Express. 5(2), 408-415. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84921764068
Neu, J., Rahm, M. (2015). Terahertz time domain spectroscopy for carrier lifetime mapping in the picosecond to microsecond regime. Optics Express. 23(10), 12900-12909. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84946594223
Neu, J., Beigang, R., Rahm, M. (2013). Metamaterial-based gradient index beam steerers for terahertz radiation. Applied Physics Letters. 103(4), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84885011830
Volk, M. F., Reinhard, B., Neu, J., Beigang, R., Rahm, M. (2013). In-plane focusing of terahertz surface waves on a gradient index metamaterial film. Optics Letters. 38(12), 2156-2158. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84879072538
Reinhard, B., Schmitt, K. M., Wollrab, V., Neu, J., Beigang, R., Rahm, M. (2012). Metamaterial near-field sensor for deep-subwavelength thickness measurements and sensitive refractometry in the terahertz frequency range. Applied Physics Letters. 100(22), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84862140357
Neu, J., Krolla,, Paul,, Reinhard,, Beigang,, Rahm, (2010). Metamaterial-based gradient index lens with strong focusing in the THz frequency range. Optics Express. 18(26), 27748-27757. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/78650561215

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Neu, J. (Principal), "Spectroscopic and Computational Insight into the Low Energy Vibrational Modes Involved in Associated Petroleum Gas - MOF Interaction," Sponsored by ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Private, $110000 Funded. (January 1, 2024August 31, 2026).
Neu, J. (Co-Principal), Zhang, Z. (Principal), Kelber, J. A. (Co-Principal), Krokhin, A. (Co-Principal), Choi, T., "High-Contrast Elasto-Metamaterial Photonics for Adaptable and Stable Lasing," Sponsored by Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Federal, $4437624 Funded. (September 1, 2023August 31, 2025).
Neu, J. (Principal), Shepherd, N. D. (Co-Principal), "Establishing Terahertz Spectro-Electrochemistry as Reliable Technique to Measure Defects in Thin Film Semiconductors," Sponsored by COS+CENG+VP Research, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 1, 2023March 1, 2024).
Neu, J. (Co-Principal), Ecker, M. J. (Principal), "Understanding the Structure-Property Relationship of Shape Memory Polymers through Terahertz Spectroscopy," Sponsored by COS+CENG+VP Research, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 1, 2023March 1, 2024).
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