Institute for Defense Analysis
Dr. Stuart Wolf
Stuart (Stu) Wolf is an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) where he supports programs at both DARPA and OSD. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia in both Physics and Materials Science and Engineering and the Emeritus Director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Science and Technological Advanced Research (Nanostar). From 1993 to 2005 he was a Program Manager at DARPA where he coined the name Spintronics for the program to develop Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM). He also managed the SPins IN Semiconductors (SPINS) project, the Quantum Information Science and Technology (QuIST) project, the Frequency Agile Materials for Electronics (FAME) project as well as several others. He was also a Branch Head at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory where he both managed and performed research on superconductivity and magnetism. At NRL he received the Hulbert Award (NRL’s highest award) as well as the Sigma Xi Award for Basic Science. He has co-authored over 300 refereed publications and co-authored two books on superconductivity. He received his AB from Columbia College in 1964 and his MS and PhD from Rutgers University in 1966 and 1969 respectively.