Scientist Profile


Albert A. Gapud

Physicist, Outstanding Young Scientist (2001)

Expertise: Physics, Photovoltaic effect; solar cells, Physics education, Renewable and alternative energy sources, Materials for electronics, Renewable and alternative energy sources, Material for telecommunication, Radiation effects, Synthesis and characterization of bulk and film, Materials for microelectronics, Transport properties, Physics and applications of high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs)

Dr. Albert A. Gapud is recognized for his outstanding work in the field of Physics specifically in the field of high temperature superconductors. He has explored the feasibility for future applications of high-temperature superconductors as well as uncovering further the physics behind such materials. His impressive record of accomplishments and dedication to help improve physics research and education in the country at such a comparatively young age indicates a great potential for even more important work at the forefront of newly emerging technologies.


Division Head, Physics Division, Institute Mathematical Sciences and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB, College, Laguna

Assistant Professor III, Physics Division, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB, College, Laguna


    • American Physical Society, Member
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Member
    • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society (University of Kansas Chapter), Member
    • Society of Physics Students, University of Kansas Chapter, Member


    • University of Kansas Department of Physics and Astronomy, Research Assistant, 1996-1999
    • Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TCSUH), Visiting Student Researcher, 1996
    • Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB, University Instructor, 1991-1994


    • Fulbright Scholarship, US Government (USAID), 1994
    • Outstanding Senior in Physics, University of Kansas, 1989
    • Kansas State Scholar, State Government of Kansas, 1984
    • Kansas, University Regents Scholar, University of Kansas, 1984
    • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Physics), National Academy of Science and Technology - DOST, 2001
    • NAST-TWAS Science Prize in Physics, NAST-TWAS, 2001


    • The mixed state in 1212 superconductors [COMPLETED]
    • The normal state hall effect in 1212 superconductors [COMPLETED]
    • Fabrication of Hg-based superconductors via cation-exchange conversion to Bi-based superconductors. [ON-GOING]

Papers Presented

    • Magnetic flux pinning in Hg-based cuprate thin films., 8th US-Japan Workshop on High Temperature Superconductivity


    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA, BS Physics (Cum Laude), 1989
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA, PhD Physics, 1999


    • Aytug, T. Gapud, A.A. Yoo, S.H. Kang, B.W. Yun, S.H. Chu, W.K., (1999) Effect of sodium doping on the oxygen distribution of Hg-1223 superconductors.
    • Physica C Volume 313
    • Gapud, A.A. Wu, J.Z. Yan, S.L. Y.Y. Xie Kang, B.W. Siegal, M.P. Overmyer, D.L., (1999) Comparative transport studies of 1212 superconductors.
    • Science Diliman Volume 11, No. (2):
    • Gapud, A.A., (1997) Effects of 1-MeV proton irradiation in Hg-based cuprate thin films.
    • Physical Review B. Volume 56, No. (2):
    • Wu, J.Z. Yun, S.H. Kang, W.N. Kang, B.W. Gapud, A.A. Tidrow, S.C. Eckart, D., (1996) Fabrication of high-quality Hg-1212 and Hg1223 thin films.
    • 10th Anniversary HTS Workshop on Physics, Materials and Applications. B. Batlogg, C.W. Chu. W.K. Chu D.U. Gubser and K.A. Muller, eds. Singapore: World Scientific.
    • Yun, S.H. Wu, J.Z. Kang, B.W. Ray, A.N. Gapud, A.A. Yang, Y. Farr, R. Sun, G.F. Yoo, S.H. Xin, Y. He, W.S., (1995) Fabrication of c-oriented HgBa2CaCu3O8+d superconducting thin films
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 67, No. (19):
    • Gapud, A.A. Wu, J.Z. Fang, L. Yan, S.L. Xie, Y.Y. Siegal, M.P., (1999) Supercurrents in HgBa2CaCu2O6+d and TiBa2CaCu2O7-d epitaxial thin films.
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 74, No. (25):
    • Kang, W.N. Kang, B.W. Chen, Q.Y. Wu, J.Z. Yun, S.H. Gapud, A.A. Qu, J.Z. Chu, W.K. Christen, D.K. Kerchner, R. Chu,C.W., (1999) Scaling of the hall resistivity in epitaxial HgBa2CaCu2O6+d thin films with columnar defects.
    • Physical Review B Volume 59, No. (14):
    • Gapud, A.A. Wu, J,Z. Kang, W.B. Yan, S.L. Xie, Y.Y. Siegal M.P., (1999) Giant Tc shift in HgBa2CaCu2O6+d and TlBa2CaCu2O7-d superconductors due to HgTl exchange.
    • Physical Review B Volume 59, No. (1):
    • Gapud, A.A. Aytug, T. Yoo, S.H. Xie, Y.Y. Yoo, S.H. Kang, B.W. Gapud, S.D. Wu, J.Z. Wu, S. Wu, W.Y. Chu,Liang, X.T. Cui, X.T. Liu, J.R. W.K., (1998) Lithium-doping-assisted growth of HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+d superconducting phase in bulks and thin films.
    • Physica C Volume 308, No. (3-4):
    • Kang, B.W. Gapud, A.A. Fei, X. Aytug, T. Wu, J.Z., (1998) Minimization of detrimental effect of air in HgBa2CaCu2O6+d thin film processing.
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 72, No. (14):
    • Wu, J.Z Yoo, S.H. Aytug, T. Gapud, A.A. Kang,B.W. Wu, S. Zhou, W., (1998) Superconductivity in lithium-and sodium-doped mercury based cuprates.
    • Journal of Superconductivity Volume 11, No. (1):
    • Wu, J.Z. Yun, S.H. Gapud, A.A. Kang, B.W. Kang, W.N. Tidrow, S.C. Monahan, T.P. Cui, X.T. Chu, W.K., (1997) Epitaxial growth of HgBa2CaCu2O6+d thin films on SrTiO3 substrates.
    • Physica C Volume 277
    • Wu, J.Z. Yun, S.H. Gapud, A.A. Kang, B.W. Kang, W.N. Tidrow, S.C. Eckart, D. Cui, X.T. Chu, W.K., (1997) Fast temperature ramping Hg-Vapor annealing process for fabrication of Hg-based superconducting thin films
    • IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity Volume 7, No. (2):