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Eden Steven, Ph.D.


Director and Science Content Creator


(2007-2012) Ph.D. in Physics, Florida State University
Thesis: Physical Properties of Organic and Biomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications (Advisor: late Prof. James S. Brooks)
(2002-2006) B.Sc. in Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
(2002-2006) B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison


  1. Best Poster Presentation Award, 12th International Symposium on Modern Optics and Its Applications, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019).

  2. Dean of Art and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, Florida State University (2013-2016).

  3. J.W. Nelson Endowment, Physics Department, Florida State University (2012).

  4. 3rd place for best poster presentation award in International School and Symposium on Multifunctional Molecule-based Materials, Argonne National Laboratory (2011).


  • Multifunctional materials development for electronics and biomedical applications.

  • Natural materials research: extraction, purification, processing, structure-property relationship.

  • Scientific instrumentation development

  • Cryogenic physics

  • Black solider fly-based materials development


  1. Project management

  2. Physical, mechanical, thermal, optical characterization of materials

  3. Cryogenics and superconductors

  4. Organic conductor devices

  5. Graphene/CNT devices

  6. Silk processing and devices

  7. Lithography and microfluidics

  8. Black soldier fly-based materials processing

  9. Chitosan and Alginate processing

  10. Nanocomposite fabrication

  11. Nanoparticle synthesis and characterization

  12. LabView programming

  13. Igor Pro


  1. Air-aid, A smart-antipollution mask and integration of air quality mapping

  2. Design and Construction of Quadcopter-based Cold Chain Delivery System

  3. Solar Lantern

  4. UPH Phone based on Arduino


  1. Ray Andrew O. S., Jason K. Adhinarta, Edmund Anderson and Eden Steven, "Computer Vision-Based Palm Full Fruit Bunch Automated Grader." [Manuscript in Preparation]

  2. Wijaya, S.P., Rusli, F., Kontaria, G.K., Tinambunan, A., Meliala, E.G., Steven, E. (TBA) Synergy of Silk and Alginate as Multifunctional Matrix via Solvent/Cross-Linker Duality of CaCl2 [Manuscript Ready]

  3. Jason K. Adhinarta, Eric Jobiliong, Muhandis Shiddiq, Henri P. Uranus and Eden Steven, “Light storage and thermal-assisted switching of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+,” Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials. (2019).

  4. D. Krstovska, E.S. Choi, and E. Steven, Thermopower Quantum Oscillations in the Charge Density Wave State of the Organic Conductor a-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4, J. Low Temp. Phys. 195, 165-178 (2019).

  5. D. Suarez, E. Steven, E. Laukhina, A. Gomez, A. Crespi, N. Mestres, C. Rovira, E.S. Choi, and J. Veciana, 2D Organic Molecular Metallic Soft Material Derived from BEDO-TTF with Electrochromic and Rectifying Properties, npj Flexible Electronics 2, 29 (2018).

  6. A. Mailman, A. Leitch, W. Yong, E. Steven, S. Winter, R. Claridge, A. Assoud, J. Tse, S. Desgreniers, R. Secco, and R. Oakley, The Power of Packing: Metallization of an Organic Semiconductor, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 2180-2183 (2017).

  7. A. Mailman, J. Wong, S. Winter, R. Claridge, C. Robertson, A. Assoud, W. Yong, E. Steven, P. Dube, J. Tse, S. Desgreniers, R. Secco, and R. Oakley, Fine Tuning the Performance of Multiorbital Radical Conductors by Substituent Effects, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 1625-1635 (2017).

  8. I.Chtioui-Gay, C. Faulmann, D. de Caro, K. Jacob, L. Valade, P. de Caro, J. Fraxedas, B. Ballesteros, E. Steven, E.S. Choi, M. Lee, S.M. Benjamin, E. Yvenou, J.-P. Simonato, and A. Carella, Synthesis, characterization, and thermoelectric properties of superconducting (BEDT-TTF)2I3 nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 7449-7454 (2016).

  9. L.E. Winter, E. Steven, J.S. Brooks, S.M. Benjamin, J.-H. Park, D. de Caro, C. Faulmann, L. Valade, K. Jacob, I. Chitoui, B. Ballesteros, and J. Fraxedas, Spin Density Wave and Superconducting Properties of Nanoparticle Organic Conductor Assemblies, Phys. Rev. B, 91, 035437 (2015) – Equal 1st and 2nd author contribution; PRB front page highlight.

  10. H. Phan, S.M. Benjamin, E. Steven, J.S. Brooks, and M. Shatruk, Photomagnetic response in highly conductive Fe(II) spin-crossover complexes with TCNQ radicals, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 823-827 (2015).

  11. E. Steven, E. Laukhina, V. Lebedev, V. Laukhin, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, and J.S. Brooks, Silk/Molecular Conductor Bilayer Thin-Films: Properties and Sensing Functions, Materials Horizons, 1, 522 (2014).

  12. J.J. Kweon, R. Fu, E. Steven, C.E. Lee, and N.S. Dalal, High Field MAS-NMR and Conductivity Study of the Superionic Conductor LiH2PO4: Critical Role of Physisorbed Water in Its Protonic Conductivity, J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 13387-13393 (2014).

  13. D. De Caro, C. Faulmann, L. Valade, K. Jacob, I. Chtioui, S. Foulal, P. de Caro, M. Bergez-Lacoste, J. Fraxedas, B. Ballesteros, J.S. Brooks, E. Steven, and L.E. Winter, Four Molecular Superconductors Isolated as Nanoparticles, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 2014, 4010-4016 (2014).

  14. E. Steven, W.R. Saleh, V. Lebedev, S.F.A. Acquah, V. Laukhin, R.G. Alamo, and J.S. Brooks, Carbon nanotubes on a spider silk scaffold, Nature Communications, 4, 2435 (2013).

  15. E. Steven, E. Jobiliong, P. Eugenio, and J.S. Brooks, Adhesive stamp electrodes using spider silk masks for electronic transport measurements of supra-micron sized samples, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 83, 046106 (2012).

  16. D. Krstovska, E.S. Choi, E. Steven, and J.S. Brooks, The angular magnetothermoelectric power of a charge density wave system, J. Phys. -Condens. Mat., 24, 265502 (2012).

  17. E. Steven, A. Kiswandhi, D. Krstovska, J.S. Brooks, M. Almeida, A.P. Gonçalves, M.S. Henriques, G.M. Luke, and T.J. Williams, Robust properties of the superconducting ferromagnet UCoGe, Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 132507 (2011).

  18. D. Krstovska, E. Steven, E.S. Choi, and J.S. Brooks, Angular dependent magnetothermopower of -(ET)2KHg(SCN)4, J. Low Temp. Phys., 37, 950-958 (2011).

  19. E. Steven, J.G. Park, A. Paravastu, E.B. Lopes, J.S. Brooks, O. Englander, and T. Siegrist, Physical characterization of functionalized spider silk for electronic and sensing applications, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater., 12, 055002 (2011) – STAM journal highlight 2011.

  20. K. Murata, K. Yokogawa, J.S. Brooks, A. Kismarahardja, E. Steven, M. Kano, Y. Seno, N.R. Tamilselvan, H. Yoshino, T. Sasaki, D. Jérome, P. Senzier, K. Bechgaard, M. Uruichi, and K. Yakushi, Successive bi-stable quantum phases in HMTSF-TCNQ induced by field-sweep, Physica B, 405 (11), S111-S112 (2010).

  21. K. Murata, Y. Yokogawa, J.S. Brooks, A. Kismarahardja, E. Steven, M. Kano, Y. Seno, N.R. Tamilselvan, H. Yoshino, T. Sasaki, D. Jerome, P. Senzier, K. Bechgaard, M. Uruichi, and K. Yakushi, Transport properties of HMTSF-TCNQ up to 8 GPa and a novel hysteresis and quantum oscillatory behavior in magnetoresistance in magnetic field up to 31 Tesla, J. Phys.: Conf. Series, 215, 012064 (2010).

  22. E. Steven, H.B. Cui, A. Kismarahardja, J.S. Brooks, D. Graf, and H. Kobayashi, Role of anion size, magnetic moment, and disorder on the properties of the organic conductor κ-(BETS)2Ga1-xFexCl4-yBry,, Proc. Int. Symposium on Crystalline Organic Metals, published in Physica B, 405 (11), S295-S298 (2010).

  23. Z.S. Lie, M. Pardede, R. Hedwig, M.M. Suliyanti, E. Steven, Maliki, K.H. Kurniawan, M. Ramli, S.N. Abdulmadjid, N. Idris, K. Lahna, K. Kagawa, and M.O. Tjia, Intensity Distributions of Enhanced H Emission from Laser-Induced Low-Pressure He Plasma and a Suggested He-Assisted Excitation Mechanism, J. Appl. Phys., 106 (3), 043303 (2009).

  24. J.S. Brooks, R. Vasic, A. Kismarahardja, E. Steven, T. Tokumoto, P. Schlottmann, and S. Kelly, Debye relaxation in high magnetic fields, Phys. Rev. B, 78, 045205 (2008).

  25. K. Jeon, L. Lumata, T. Tokumoto, E. Steven, J.S. Brooks, and R.G. Alamo, Low electrical conductivity threshold and crystalline morphology of single-walled carbon nanotubes – high density polyethylene nanocomposites characterized by SEM, Raman spectroscopy and AFM, Polymer, 48, 4751-4764 (2007).


  1. Metode Robotik untuk Memantau, Menghidrasi, Melatih Pertumbuhan Jamur Baru dan Mengobati Infeksi Bakteri atau Jamur pada Kultur Jamur Baru untuk Menghasilkan Jaringan Lateral yang Padat Seperti Lembaran dari Bahan Jamur. (Patent Pending, P00202009416, Indonesia, Submitted 2020).
    Translation: A Robotic Method of Monitoring, Hydrating, Training, and Treating Bacterial or Fungal Infections of New-Growth Fungal Cultures to Produce Densified Sheet-Like Lateral Networks of Fungal Materials

  2. Metode Pembiakan Larva Lalat Tentara Hitam (Black Soldier Fly) secara Sirkular Menggunakan Tanda Kosong Kelapa Sawit yang Ditingkatkan Kadar Proteinnya sebagai Substrat Biak dan Bahan Pakan. (Patent Pending, P00202007080, Indonesia, Submitted 2020)
    Translation: Method for Circular Rearing of Black Soldier Fly with Protein Improved Empty Fruit Bunch as Rearing Substrate and Feedstock

  3. Proses Pembuatan Bahan Kulit Sintetik yang Biodegradabel Berbasis Tandan Kosong Kelapa Sawit dengan Pengikat Polimer Alami dan Produk yang Dihasilkannya. (Patent Pending, P00202002332, Indonesia, Submitted 2020)
    Translation: Fabrication Method of Biodegradable Synthetic Leather from Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) with Natural Polymer Binders and Its Ensuing Products

  4. Metode Pembuatan Biokomposit Multifungsional Berbasis Serat Sutra dan Natrium Alginat Tanpa Purifikasi Osmosis dan Produk yang Dihasilkannya. (Patent Pending, P00202002325, Indonesia, Submitted 2020)
    Translation: Fabrication Method of Multifunctional Bio-Composite from Silk and Sodium Alginate Devoid of Any Osmotic Purification and Its Ensuing Products

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