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Congratulations to Atharva Kulkarni for Being Awarded the Best Student Presentation at the North American Particle Accelerator Conference
Atharva Kulkarni, an undergraduate student in Pietro Musumeci’s research group at UCLA, received the Best Student Presentation Award for “Dual Radiofrequency Cavity Based Monochromatization for High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy” at the 2022 North American Particle Accelerator Conference.
Congratulations to Dan for receiving an M&M Student Scholar Award! These awards are a joint effort with MSA’s sister society, the Microanalysis Society (MAS), and are judged on the quality of the two-page proceeding papers submitted to the M&M meeting. Between the two societies, approximately 30 of 200 annual student submissions are given the award. The award package provides complimentary registration to the M&M meeting, travel and lodging reimbursement up to $1,000, and an invitation to the Presidents’ reception. Awardees are recognized during the awards portion of the opening plenary session.
An experimental Postdoctoral position is now available in the Department of Physics of the
University of Basel, Switzerland. This project will use time- and frequency-resolved
spectroscopies, such as thermoreflectance or transient thermal grating experiments, in synergy
to further the understanding of nanoscale thermal transport and elastic properties of advanced
materials. This research will be focused on phononic crystals, which are highly nanostructured
artificial materials that are ideal candidates for smart heat management or/and energy
harvesting applications. In this exciting role, you will work under the direction of Dr. Begoña
Abad, within the Nanophononics group, led by Prof. Ilaria Zardo, at the Department of Physics
of the University of Basel (Switzerland). This position is funded by the PRIMA grant of Dr.
Begoña Abad from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
• Ph.D. in Physics, material science, or related field.
• Proven track record in thermal characterization of materials.
• Hands-on experience with lasers and optical instrumentation.
• Experience with data analysis using tools such as Matlab, Python, etc.
• Excellence in research and strong communication skills.
• High degree of independence together with the ability to work in a collaborative group
• Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
• Experience with pump-probe experimental setups.
• Experience with finite element analysis (COMSOL).
• Experience using software to automate control of experiments.
• Thermal conductivity characterization of phononic crystals by time-domain
thermoreflectance and transient thermal grating.
• Measurements of thermal transport deviations from macroscopic models by laser-based
• Develop thermal and elastic models for new techniques and materials.
• Draft manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
What we offer:
• Interdisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse team.
• Highly competitive salary.
• Cutting-edge experiments using state-of-the-art ultrafast, and modulated laser sources.
The postdoctoral appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal for two
more depending on mutual agreement. Interested postdoctoral candidates should send their CV
(including completed degrees and list of publications), two reference letters or contacts, and a
motivation letter (briefly summarizing qualifications and interest in the position) to Dr. Begoña
Abad (firstname.lastname@example.org). The starting date is flexible.
Congratulations to Christian Tanner for Receiving a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Chemistry
The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.
Professor Dollar is now recognized as a 2022 Kavli Fellow, a joint endeavor by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and the Kavli Foundation. He presented his work on high intensity laser matter interactions at the 2022 Kavli Frontiers of Science U.S. Symposium. Attendance to the symposium is by invitation only, and attendees are selected from among award winners for early career scientists in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees include Sloan Fellows, Packard Fellows, MacArthur Genius Grantees, Pew Fellows, Searle Scholars, and Presidential Early Career Awardees for Scientists and Engineers. Since the inception of the program in 1989, over 5,000 distinguished young scientists have attended a Kavli symposium and are designated Kavli Fellows.
Congratulations to Dr. Chen-Ting Liao for Being Accepted into the 2023 American Physical Society Career Mentoring Fellows Program
The APS Career Mentoring Fellows Program has accepted Dr. Chen-Ting Liao into their 2022-2023 cohort! The Career Mentoring (CM) Fellows program seeks physicists working in industry, government/national labs, or academia, who are interested in mentoring undergraduate students, learning and teaching about diverse career paths of physics degree holders, and establishing a stronger connection with the physics community.
Deciphering magnetism and its dynamics by Time-Resolved X-Ray Microscopy – a step towards magnonic data processing
Contemporary information and communication technology (ICT) reaches more and more its limits with respect to power consumption and heat dissipation with ICT already consuming about 7% of global energy. Already several decades ago, the use of the magnetic spin as information unit has been suggested to overcome these limits, offering a path to low-power data processing. Time-Resolved X-ray Microscopy is a valuable addition to the common spectromicroscopy techniques used in the research and design process of spintronics and magnonics, allowing the element-specific and spatially resolved characterization of dynamic magnetic properties of materials and logic designs on the sub-30 nm scale. In my talk I’m going to introduce Time-resolved Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy and its application in studying magnonics in addition to Ferromagnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Micromagnetic simulations. In addition, I will present a concept of a Magnonic Cellular Nonlinear Network as an approach for massively parallel magnonic processing.