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Seth King

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Materials Science and Characterization, Semiconductor Processing, Elemental Spectroscopy, High-resolution Imaging, X-ray Diffraction

Brief biography

I am a materials scientist specializing in the development, growth, and characterization of novel oxides for photovoltaic, optoelectronic, and photocatalytic applications.


Ph.D. Physics UW - Milwaukee (2009)
B.S. Physics UW - Eau Claire (2003)


Professional history

Associate Professor - Physics
(2015 - Present)
Assistant Professor - Physics
(2009 - 2014)
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Chemistry and Biochemistry
(UW-Milwaukee) (2014 - Present)



Seth King, Physics, organized and chaired the "83rd Physical Electronics Conference" held July 31 - Aug. 3, on the UW-La Crosse campus. This international conference is the premier meeting in the field of surface and interface sciences and includes the prestigious Nottingham Prize for the best presentation of dissertation work. This year's Nottingham winner was Sayantan Mahapatra from the University of Illinois Chicago. This is the second time that Dr. King has organized this conference at UWL with the first meeting held in 2014.

Submitted on: Aug. 21



Lee Baines and Markus Mika, both Biology; Linda Dickmeyer, Communication Studies; Darci Thoune, English; Naghmeh Gheidi, Exercise & Sport Science; Daniel Bretl, Microbiology; Kamilo Lara, Military Science, ROTC; Seth King, Physics; Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; and Jane Brannan, Veteran Services; received a UWL Challenge Coin at the Stole & Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 6 in La Crosse, WI. Students presented a challenge coin to the staff or faculty member of their choosing in recognition of the impact the staff/faculty had on their academic career. Challenge Coins are an enduring military tradition. Military Commanders often give a coin to service members as a mark of camaraderie or to recognize hard work and excellence. They are intended to instill unit pride, improve esprit-de-corps, and serve as a reward for a job well done. A challenge coin signifies the person went above and beyond in their duties.

Submitted on: May 6, 2022



Sujat Sen, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Seth King, Physics, co-authored the article "Control of Texture and Morphology of Zinc Films through Pulsed Methods from Additive-Free Electrolytes" in ChemistrySelect published on May 25 by European Chemical Society Publishing (Wiley). Student co-authors include Lee Fuller, Jason Martin and Yuanman Ma.

Submitted on: June 11, 2021