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Kimball Anderson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

Kimball-Head-ShotKimball joined the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group in February of 2011. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Physics and Material Science and Engineering. With a background in Industrial Design and Production Management he plans to continue his education to obtain a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kimball is characterizing the nanoscopic physical and magnetic properties of Ni-Mn-Ga (a magnetic shape memory alloy) using scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques.

Instruments, Techniques and Software


  • Veeco Dimension 3100 Scanning Probe Microscope
  • FEI Phenom Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Struers LaboPol-5 Polishing Wheel
  • Vibratory Polisher
  • Allied TechCut 4 Wafer Saw


  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Magnetic Force Microscopy
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Nanoindentation
  • AFM Sample Preparation
  • Sample Polishing


  • Windows OS,Linux OS
  • Office Software
  • Solidworks
  • HTML, PHP, C++
  • Nanoscope 7.3
  • NanoScope Analysis
  • EndNote Web


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

None at this time.

Conference Publications

None at this time.

Conference Presentations and Posters

Chad Watson, Courtney Hollar, Kimball Anderson, William B. Knowlton and Peter Mullner, Stress-Induced Localized Twinning in NiMnGa Single Crystals, oral presentation at the 3rd (ICFSMA) International Conference on Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys (Dresden, Germany, July 18-22, 2011).