Todd Monson


Todd Monson, Ph.D.


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Todd Monson, Ph.D. / (505) 553-0933


Todd Monson is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where for the past fifteen years his research has focused primarily on the synthesis and characterization of ferromagnetic and ferroelectric nanomaterials for energy related applications. Todd holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to Sandia, Todd served as a physicist in the Air Force for over seven years, working at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Munitions Directorate and serving as an assistant professor of physics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Todd received his commission in the U.S. Air Force after graduating with a B.S. in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Research Interests

Novel magnetic and ferroelectric materials and composites

Soft magnetic devices


Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), 2012

M.A. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), 2001

B.S. in Physics, U.S. Naval Academy, With Distinction (Annapolis, MD), 1997

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Key Publications

E. Langlois, J. Watt, D. Huber, M. McDonough, T.C. Monson, J. Neely Design and Evaluation of Nano-Composite Core Inductors for Efficiency Improvement in High- Frequency Power Converters 2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2676-2679 (2020), DOI: 10.1109/APEC39645.2020.9123995.

Z. Fu, B.E. MacDonald, A.D. Dupuy, X. Wang, T.C. Monson, R.E. Delaney, C.J. Pearce, K. Hu, Z. Jiang, J.M. Schoenung, W. Chen, E.J. Lavernia Exceptional combination of soft magnetic and mechanical properties in a heterostructured high-entropy composite Applied Materials Today 15, 590-598 (2019), DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2019.04.014.

T.C. Monson, B. Zheng, R.E. Delany, C.J. Pearce, E.D. Langlois, S.M. Lepkowski, T.E. Stevens, Y. Zhou, S. Atcitty, E.J. Lavernia Soft magnetic multi-layered FeSiCrB“FexN metallic glass composites fabricated via spark plasma sintering IEEE Magnetics Letters, Vol 10; 1949-307X, DOI: 10.1109/LMAG.2019.2906832.

J.M. Silveyra, E. Ferrara, D.L. Huber, T.C. Monson Soft magnetic materials for a sustainable and electrified world Science 26 Oct 2018, Vol. 362, Issue 6413, eaao0195, DOI: 10.1126/science.aao0195.

E.D. Langlois, T.C. Monson, D.L. Huber, J. Watt Finite element modeling of nanoscale-enabled microinductors for power electronics Journal of Materials Research, 33(15), 2223-2233, DOI:10.1557/jmr.2018.236.

Key Patents

T.C. Monson, E.J. Lavernia, B. Zheng, Y. Zhou Method to Synthesize Nanocrystalline Iron Nitride U.S. Patent No. 9,963,344 (8 May, 2018)

J.R. Pillars, E.D. Langlois, C.L. Arrington, T.C. Monson Microfabricated Magnetostrictive Resonator U.S. Patent No. 10, 260,969 (16 April, 2019)

J.R. Pillars, E.D. Langlois, C.L. Arrington, T.C. Monson Electrodeposition Process for Magnetostrictive Resonators U.S. Patent No. 10,215,648 (2 February, 2019)