Physics Alumni Profile

Dr. Paula "Paige" Kelley (2009)

Dr. Paula "Paige" Kelley (2009)

Paige Kelley earned dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Grand Valley State University in 2009. During her time at GVSU, Paige gained a wealth of undergraduate research experience on topics ranging from semiconductor physics to surface science that inspired her to pursue a research career. Paige attended GVSU on a Presidential Scholarship and received the 2009 Glenn A. Niemeyer and Physics Department senior awards. Following a year of service in the AmeriCorps VISTA anti-poverty program, she accepted a Presidential Doctoral Fellowship at the University of South Florida and conducted her Ph.D. research on strongly correlated low-dimensional magnetic oxide systems. She earned her PhD in applied physics from University of South Florida in 2015.

She currently holds a joint postdoctoral research position at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, participating in a Moore Foundation EPiQS initiative to study emergent phenomena in novel quantum materials. Paige has co-authored over 20 scientific journal articles and collaborated with scientists around the world, including time spent as a guest researcher at the NIST Center for Neutron Research and the Institute of Physics in Kosice, Slovakia. Her current research interests include the study of frustrated and non-centrosymmetric magnetism through a combination of novel single crystal growth and neutron scattering techniques.

Paige was chosen as a distinguished alumni from the department of physics, GVSU in 2016.

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