(Left to Right): Dustin Gilbert, Hugh Chen, Julius de Rojas, Peyton Murray, Ned Burks, and Kai Liu

 

 

   

Current Group Members

Prof. Kai Liu

Dr. Gong Chen

Julius de Rojas

Peyton Murray

Hugh Chen

James Malloy

 

Group News:

2016

    Julius de Rojas won the Margaret Burbidge Award for Best Graduate Experimental Research at the 2016 APS Far West 

               Section meeting.

    UC Davis STAIR program supports our skyrmion efforts

    Peyton Murray received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award

    Peyton Murray selected by the IEEE Magnetics Society to participate in its 2016 Summer School in Sendai, Japan

    Study on depth profiles of voltage-controlled magneto-ionic heterostructures published in Nature Communications.

    Our paper on magneto-ionic control of metal/oxide interfaces published in Nature Communications.

               Coverage by UCD

    Prof. Kai Liu Chairs the 2016 Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.

 

2015

    Prof. Kai Liu elected 2016 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

               IEEE Magnetics Society Fellow Page

    Our paper on room temperature artificial magnetic skyrmions published in Nature Communications.

               Coverage by UCD and NIST

    Prof. Kai Liu elected by APS, NAS and IUPAP as the US representative to IUPAP's Commission on Magnetism.

Ned Burks received a Livermore Graduate Scholarship.

 

2014

Our group received UCD-LLNL Graduate Mentorship Award

Our paper on FeCuPt was one of the 15 most accessed papers in all of Applied Physics Letters (~ 5,000) in 2013.

Dustin Gilbert received a National Research Council Research Associateship

2013

Dustin Gilbert won the Margaret Burbidge Award for Best Experimental Research at the 2013 APS Far West Annual Meeting

Applied Physics Letters features our work on high anisotropy FePt films in its Research Highlights and Top Story

UCD News coverage of the FePt work: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4799651

Chinese media visit to UC Davis

Lab visit pictures 1 & 2

Interactions with Chinese Universities 1 & 2

Ned Burks selected by the IEEE Magnetics Society to participate in its 2013 Summer School in Assisi, Italy

Ned Burks received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award

Prof. Kai Liu elected as General Chair of the 2016 MMM Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA

 

2012

Prof. Kai Liu elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

UCD Dateline News

GMAG Award ceremony at the 2013 APS March Meeting

Prof. Kai Liu named Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology (UK)

IoN coverage of our work on Exchange Biased Magnetic Vortices

Peter Greene received a NSF EAPSI Fellowship to participate in the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

Dustin Gilbert selected by the IEEE Magnetics Society to participate in its 2012 Summer School at SRM University, Chennai, India

 

2011

Prof. Kai Liu elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)

Former student Randy Dumas received a major Young Researcher Award from the Swedish Research Council

Dustin Gilbert  received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award

Chad Flores received a Cal Aggie Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award

 

2010

Dustin Gilbert received a 2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

Justin Olamit awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

2009

Dustin Gilbert  received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award

Randy Dumas received a Swedish Science Council Vetenskapsradet Postdoctoral Fellowship

Peter Greene selected for the 2009 IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School in Nanjing, China

Peter Greene received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award

Magnetic fingerprints of nanomagnets: Applied Physics Letters, 94, 032504 (2009) .

            AAAS-EurekAlert!

            UCDavis News Release

             Frost & Sullivan Microelectronics Technology Alert

 

2008

Nasim Eibagi selected for an American Physical Society - IBM Research Intership for Undergraduate Women

 

2007

Prof. Kai Liu awarded the U. C. Davis Chancellor's Fellowship 

            UCDavis Dateline

Peter Greene won the 2nd Prize Steven Chu Award at the 2007 American Physical Society - California Section Meeting for Best Undergraduate Research 

Randy Dumas received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award.

 

2006

Randy Dumas won the Leo M. Falicov Award on his FORC study of Fe nanodots at the 53rd American Vacuum Society International Symposium for Best Graduate Student Research & Presentation from the Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division.

Jared Wong won the 1st Prize Steven Chu Award on his study of multilayered Co/Cu nanowires at the 2006 American Physical Society - California Section Meeting   for Best Undergraduate Research.

Justin Olamit received a 2007 MMM-Intermag Student Travel Award .

Joe Davies awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship .

Joe Davies received a U. C. Davis Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award.

Joe Davies received a 2006 Intermag Student Travel Award.


2005

Randy Dumas won the 1st prize Margaret Brubidge Award for Best Experimental Research at the 2005 APS-CA meeting.

Justin Olamit won the 3rd prize Margaret Brubidge Award for Best Experimental Research at the 2005 APS-CA meeting.

Joe Davies won the 3rd prize Charles Kittle Award for Best Graphics at the 2005 APS-CA meeting.

Randy Dumas received the Katherine Fadley Pusateri Memorial Travel Award to present at the 2005 APS March Meeting.

Prof. Kai Liu awarded the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

             UC Davis Dateline
             California Aggie

2004

Justin Olamit awarded a NEAT-IGERT Fellowship.


2003

Randy Dumas awarded a McNair Graduate Fellowship.

 




Major Instruments:

    Multi-source UHV magnetron sputtering system

    Multi-source UHV e-beam evaporation system

    Perkin-Elmer Electrochemical deposition unit

    Combined PMC vibrating sample magnetometer & alternating gradient magnetometer

    SHB B-H loop tracer and magnetoresistance setup

    Durham Magneto Optics Nano-MOKE2

 

Shared Resources

    Quantum Design MPMS SQUID magnetometer & EDC probe

    Quantum Design PPMS system

    Bruker D8 thin film diffractometer

    Siemens powder X-ray diffractometer

    Magnetron sputtering system

    Thermal evaporation system

    Lindberg  high temperature furnaces

    Miller arc furnace

    VAC PC-1 Dryboxes

    Du-Pont Instruments 910 differential scanning calorimeters

    Du-Pont Instruments 951 thermalgravimetric analyzer

 

Shared Resources on Campus

    Cleanroom & microfabrication facilities

    Field-emission SEM

    High resolution TEM

            


Last Updated 11/2016

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