Kristen Buchanan is an associate professor in the Department of Physics. Her research focuses on lateral confinement and coupling effects in nanomagnets, through both experimental investigations and numerical modeling. Her specific focus is on the magnetization reversal and spin excitations of patterned magnetic elements.
Buchanan received her B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1998, her M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 2000, and her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2004.