November 2021: Congratulations to Dr. I-Ting Chiu
Congratulations to Dr. I-Ting Chiu for submitting her Ph.D. dissertation. She presented her exit seminar on Friday, October 22, 2021 in hybrid format (see abstract). Next up is a job at Applied Materials in Santa Clara.
November 2021: In Memoriam: Dr. Amiya Mukherjee
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Emeritus Amiya Mukherjee. Arriving at UC Davis in 1966, he is recognized as the founding professor of what is now the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He will be missed dearly.
November 2021: Department of Materials Science and Engineering Fall Newsletter
To see the latest news from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis, check out our Fall 2021 newsletter.
October 2021: MSE Celebrates the Career of Prof. Sangtae Kim
In 17 years at UC Davis, Kim established himself as an expert in electrochemistry and thermodynamics in research and teaching, a tough but patient mentor and a friend and colleague who cared deeply about the success of his students. He authored more than 100 scientific articles, was recognized by the Nanotech Briefs’ 2007 Nano 50 Awards and was elected to serve on the board of the International Society for Solid State Ionics.
His legacy is also measured by the students he taught and mentored, his impact on his colleagues and the research accomplished with the help of his collaborators at UC Davis and abroad.
October 2021: Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Teaching
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Materials Science and Engineering, to join a department committed to student learning and success. This faculty member will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, particularly the two-course senior design sequence. Additionally, this person will oversee internships and projects for the one-year Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) program, develop industry connections to facilitate the senior design and M.Eng. activities, and redesign and teach undergraduate laboratory courses on a wide variety of topics. The department seeks candidates who are trained in some area of experimental materials science and engineering; candidates who have industry experience are especially desired. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering, or closely related fields. More information about this position can be found on the Department website at: https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/news/opportunity-assistant-professor-teaching or through the web-based, online submission system at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04490
For full consideration, applications must be completed by 11:59 PST November 29, 2021 for an expected start date of July 1st, 2022.
September 2021: Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis is pleased to announce the opening of a job search for an Assistant Professor in the area of Manufacturing of Advanced Materials and their Mechanical Behavior. Candidates for this position should preferably conduct experimental research on cutting-edge metallic systems, their composites, and related subjects. More information on this position can be found on the Department website at: https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/news/job-opportunity-assistant-professor-tenure-track or through the web-based, online submission system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04452.
For full consideration, applications must be completed by 11:59 PT November 5, 2021 for an expected start date of July 1st, 2022.
January 2022: 2022 Joint MMM-INTERMAG Conference based in New Orleans, LA
Prof. Takamura and Dayne Sasaki will be presenting talks as part of the 2022 Joint MMM-INTERMAG Conference. The conference will offer both in-person and prerecorded on-demand content. Dayne’s talk is entitled “Energetics of complex spin textures in LSMO artificial spin ice structures” and will be delivered in the oral session EOF Patterned Films. Prof. Takamura will deliver an invited talk entitled “Designing Spin Textures through Local Control of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy” in Symposium SA Application of Symmetry Breaking in Correlated and Quantum Magnetic Materials.
September 2021: Seminar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Takamura delivered an in-person seminar as part of the Hassel and Marianne Ledbetter MatSE Colloquium in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The title of the seminar was “Tailoring magnetic spin textures in nanostructured complex oxides”.
August 2021: Magnetism as Art at the SFMOMA
Magnet TV by Nam June Paik in 1965: Modified cathode-ray tube television and magnet.
“By 1963 Paik had experimental with techniques for disrupting TV images, but he only began to employ magnets to this effect after Exposition of Music – Electronic Television. Using magnets did not require technical skills or contact with internal component. Paik made interactive versions of Magnet TV in which members of the public could move the magnet over the set as well as versions, such as this one, meant to be viewed as static abstract pictures.”
Footnote: To preserve the cathode-ray tube television, conservators move the magnet once a week, preventing the image from being permanently burned into the screen. You may occasionally observe SF MOMA staff maintaining the work while it is on view.
June 2021: Editors’ Selection in Physical Review Materials
I-Ting’s paper entitled “Cation and anion topotactic transformations in cobaltite thin films leading to Ruddlesden-Popper phases” was selected as Editors’ Selection in Physical Review Materials. Access the paper here.
June 2021: Online Spintronics Seminar Series
Prof. Takamura will present a talk as part of the Online Spintronics Seminar Series established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The abstract for the talk entitled “Tailoring ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spin textures in nanostructured complex oxides” can be found here. The talk will be held live on Friday, June 4th at 12noon PDT and a recording will be available for viewing offline.
May 2021: Congratulations to Hudson Shih and Ishmam Nihal!
Hudson Shih and Ishmam Nihal successfully passed their Ph.D. preliminary exams. Congratulations!
Spring 2021: Engineering Progress from the UC Davis College of Engineering
Prof. Takamura was featured in an article in the Spring 2021 edition of the Engineering Progress newsletter by the UC Davis College of Engineering. Access the article here.
Spring 2021: Department of Materials Science and Engineering Spring Newsletter
To see an update on the latest news from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis, check out the Spring 2021 newsletter here.
March 2021: APS March Meeting 2021
I-Ting Chiu and Prof. Takamura will present their work at the APS March Meeting 2021 in session R37 entitled “Antiferromagnetism and Emergent Magnetism in Oxide Thin Films” scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 18th. Additional presentations related to the group be presented by Pavel Salev and Prof. Kukreja in session M37 entitled “Complex Oxide Thin Films: Novel Strain, Voltage, and Quantum Transport Phenomena” scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, March 16th. The meeting will be held in virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the meeting schedule can be found here.
January 2021: Welcome to Ishmam, Hudson, and Ryan!
Ishmam Nihal, Hudson Shih, and Ryan Fillhouer have jointed the Takamura Research Group!
December 2020: Congratulations to Jinyun (Arthur) He and Yuchen (Jerry) Qu
Congratulations to Jinyun (Arthur) He and Yuchen (Jerry) Qu for graduating with their masters degrees in materials science and engineering!
November 2020: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference
Mingzhen Feng and Dayne Sasaki will present their work at the 65th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Mingzhen’s talk is entitled “Strain and thickness dependent magnetic properties of epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3CoO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructures” while Dayne’s talk is entitled “The Formation of Complex Spin Textures in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Artificial Spin Ice Arrays” Originally planned to be held in Palm Springs, FL, the conference will be fully virtual. The full conference information can be found here.
October 2020: Congratulations to Dayne Sasaki!
Congratulations to Dayne for passing his Ph.D. qualifying exam!
October 2020: Alex Kane’s Paper as Supplemental Cover Image
Alex Kane’s paper entitled “Controlling Magnetization Vector Depth Profiles of La0.7Sr0.3CoO3/ La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Exchange Spring Bilayers via Interface Reconstruction” has been featured as a supplemental cover image in ACS Applied and Materials Interfaces. Image credit to Jill Hemman, ORNL. Congratulations to Alex!
September 2020: Seminar in Honor of Prof. Jostein Grepstad
Our long-time collaborator Jostein Grepstad will be retiring for the Department of Electronic Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. A seminar has been organized in his honor on September 23rd, 2020 and Prof. Takamura will be one of the speakers.
September 2020: MSE Graduate Students and Alumni Virtual Block Party
The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department is hosting a virtual “block party” for current graduate students and MSE alumni from 5:15 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. Register here to attend.
Featuring alumni panelists and current students, College of Engineering block parties are an opportunity to build connections and share experiences. The event will offer networking and mutual support across the MSE community as the world continues to work and study from home.
September 2020: Dayne Sasaki selected as a GAANN Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year
Dayne Sasaki was selected as one of the fellows for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program jointly held by the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering at UC Davis. Funded by the Department of Education, this program aims to provide students with hands-on experience in teaching. More information about our GAANN program can be found here. Congratulations to Dayne!
July 2020: Professor Yayoi Takamura Named Next MSE Department Chair – Effective July 1
Starting July 1, Prof. Takamura will serve as the Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at UC Davis, taking over for Prof. Jeff Gibeling. See official announcement on the Department website.
July 2020: 2020 College of Engineering Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award
Prof. Takamura has been named as the recipient of the 2020 College of Engineering Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award! Thanks to all the hard work of the current and past members of the TRG. The College of Engineering announcement of the faculty awards can be found here.
June 2020: Using “fun physics” to advance computing
Recent research in the Takamura Research Group was highlighted as a news item on the Department of Materials Science and Engineering website. Access the article here.
May 2020: Michael Lee’s paper selected as a featured article in Journal of Applied Physics
Michael Lee’s recent paper entitled “Controlling antiferromagnetic domains in patternedLa0.7Sr0.3FeO3 thin films” was selected as a featured article in a special issue on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics in the Journal of Applied Physics. In addition, one of the figures was selected to be the cover image for the May 2020 issue. The full article can be access here and the cover image here.
May 2020: Congratulations to Dayne Sasaki!
Congratulations to Dayne Sasaki for passing his Zoom Ph.D. prelim exam!
May 2020: 31st Annual UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference
Daniel Jiang presented his work entitled “Monte Carlo Simulations of Magnetic Ordering in Square Artificial Spin Ice” as part of the virtual UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference. More information on the Conference can be found here.
April 2020: Congratulations to I-Ting Chiu!
I-Ting Chiu was awarded the Alfred H. and Marie E. Gibeling Fellowship and the UCD Graduate Research Award for the 2020-2021 academic year! These awards are in recognition of her outstanding academic record and promise of productive scholarship.
March 2020: Congratulations to Nolan Ahlm!
Congratulations to Nolan Ahlm for submitted his M.S. thesis! He is headed to Intel Portland.
March 2020: Congratulations to Mingzhen Feng!
Congratulations to Mingzhen Feng for passing her Ph.D. qualifying exam (via Zoom, no less)!
March 2020: 2020 American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, CO
Prof. Takamura will present an invited talk at the 2020 American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, CO. The talk is entitled “Engineering Magnetic Interactions in Complex Oxide Heterostructures” and is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2020 at 3:42pm. More information on the conference schedule can be found here.
Unfortunately the APS March Meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
November 2019: 2019 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference
Prof. Takamura and I-Ting Chiu will deliver oral presentations at the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Las Vegas, NV. I-Ting will deliver a talk entitled “Topotactic Transformations in Cobaltite Thin Films” on Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 9:54am while Prof. Takamura will deliver an invited talk entitled “Engineering Magnetic Interactions in Complex Oxide Heterostructures” on Friday, Nov. 8th at 8:30am. More information on the conference can be found here.
October 2019: Advanced Light Source Users’ Meeting
I-Ting Chiu will deliver an invited talk at a workshop entitled “Magnetic Order and Topology in Functional Materials at the the ALS Users’ Meeting. More information about the ALS Users’ Meeting can be found here.
September 2019: Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Users’ Meeting
Prof. Takamura will present a talk as part of the workshop on Materials Science X-Ray Diffraction Opportunities organized as part of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) Users’ Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24th. More information on the SSRL Users’ Meeting can be found here.
September 2019: Seminar at University of Connecticut
Prof. Takamura will deliver a seminar for the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut on Friday, Sept. 13th, 2019. The talk is entitled “Engineering Spin Textures in Nanostructured Complex Oxides.”
July 2019: Engineering Frontier Research Center Principal Investigators’ Meeting
Prof. Takamura and I-Ting Chiu traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Engineering Frontier Research Center Principal Investigators’ Meeting on behalf of the Quantum-Materials for Energy Efficient Quantum-Materials. While in Washington, DC, they also had a bit of time to be tourists.
June 2019: Graduation Ceremony
Prof. Takamura and Alex Kane dressed up in their robes for the 2019 UC Davis Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to Alex!
June 2019: Alex Kane’s Exit Seminar
Alex Kane presented his exit seminar on his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Tuning Electronic Interface Reconstruction and Magnetic Reversal in Perovskite Oxide Exchange Spring Heterostructures” on Monday, June 17th, 2019. His abstract can be found here. The group showed their support by wearing SF Giants gear/colors.
Congratulations to Mingzhen Feng for passing her Ph.D. preliminary exam!
April 2019: Pedrozzi Scholarship Awarded!
Congratulations to Dayne Sasaki for being awarded a Pedrozzi Scholarship! The foundation provides college and vocational scholarships and resources to Livermore students.
April 2019: UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference
Peifen Lyu will present an oral presentation entitled “Characterization of Antiferromagnetic Domain Patterns in Perovskite Oxide Microstructures” at the 2019 UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference on Saturday, April 27th. More information on the conference can be found here.
April 2019: Santa Clara ASM/SAMPE Scholarship Recipient
The UC Davis Materials Science and Engineering Department congratulates undergraduate Peifen Lyu, who has been named a Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Society for Materials (ASM) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process (SAMPE) scholarship recipient. Peifen is one of two recipients of this year’s honor, which provides $2,000 each to selected applicants concentrating in materials science and technology and related engineering disciplines from Northern California colleges and universities. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Society for Materials and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering jointly award scholarships on an annual basis.
March 2019: APS March Meeting in Boston
I-Ting Chiu and Prof. Takamura presented oral talks at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston. I-Ting’s talk was entitled “Phase transitions and magnetic domain coexistence in Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 thin films” and Prof. Takamura’s talk was entitled “Local Control of Magneto-crystalline Anisotropy of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Thin Films through Ion Implantation”.
January 2019: Welcome to Mingzhen and Dayne
Mingzhen Feng and Dayne Sasaki join the TRG! Welcome!
January 2019: 2019 Joint MMM – Intermag Conference
Prof. Takamura will present an invited talk entitled “Engineering Spins in Nanostructured Complex Oxides” at the 2019 Joint MMM – Intermag Conference to be held in Washington, DC from January 14-18th, 2019. The conference website can be found here.
October 2018: Congratulations to Alex Kane!
Congratulations to Alex Kane for being awarded the Richard D. and Kate Faulkner Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies at UC Davis for the academic year 2018-2019! This fellowship was awarded in recognition of his outstanding academic record and promise of productive scholarship.
October 2018: American Vacuum Society 65th International Symposium and Exposition
Prof. Takamura will present an invited talk entitled “Engineering the Magnetic Properties of Complex Oxide Heterostructures” at the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exposition in Long Beach, CA. The talk is scheduled for 9:40 am on Friday, October 26th, 2018. More information on the Symposium can be found here.
October 2018: 2018 ALS Users’ Meeting
Prof. Takamura presented a talk entitled “Interfacial magnetism in complex oxide bilayers” in the workshop on Spin and Electronic Order in Functional Materials at the 2018 ALS Users’ Meeting held Oct. 2-4th, 2018. I-Ting presented a poster entitled “Phase transitions and magnetic domain coexistence of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 thin films” during the poster session and graduate student poster slam. The Users’ Meeting information can be found here.
September 2018: New Department of Materials Science and Engineering Website
Take a look at the new Department of Materials Science and Engineering website. Watch a short video of Prof. Takamura describing the research thrust area of “Materials Processing“.
September 2018: Energy Frontiers Research Center
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the formation of new Energy Frontiers Research Centers. One of the newly funded centers includes the Quantum-Materials for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic-Computing (Q-MEEN-C) Center lead out of UC San Diego by Prof. Ivan Schuller. The Takamura Research Group will participate in the Charge theme to investigate new quantum materials for energy-efficient and fault-tolerant computing that is inspired by and work like the brain.
August 2018: Congratulations to I-Ting Chiu!
Congratulations to I-Ting Chiu for being awarded the Ernest E. Hill Memorial Graduate Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019 from the Office of Graduate Studies at UC Davis! This award also received Matching Support from the Graduate Student Fellowship Matching Initiative, and is intended to provide funds for research and travel expenses.
August 2018: Advanced Light Source/Center for X-ray Optics Seminar
Prof. Takamura will present a talk as part of the Advanced Light Source/Center for X-ray Optics Seminar Series at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 from 3-4 pm. The talk is entitled “Probing and Engineering the Magnetic Properties of Complex Oxide Heterostructures”.
July 2018: The gang is all together again
July 2018: International Conference on Magnetism 2018
Alex Kane, Rajesh Chopdekar, and Prof. Takamura will present their work at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM) 2018 in San Francisco, CA. Rajesh will present a poster in Session F11: Spin Ices and Magnetic Nanoparticles II on Monday, July 16th from 5:00-6:30pm. Prof. Takamura will present an invited talk in session V4: Thin Film and Hybrid Nanostructures II on Friday, July 20th from 8:30-9:00am. Alex Kane will give an oral presentation in session Z6: Exchange Bias and Exchange Springs IV on Friday, July 20th from 4:30-4:45pm. The conference website can be found here.
Congratulations to Nolan Ahlm for passing his PhD preliminary exam!
May 2018: New Video for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis
Check out the new video for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Takamura and I-Ting Chiu make an appearance along with our pulsed laser deposition system!
Congratulations to I-Ting Chiu for passing her PhD qualifying exam!
February 2018: Michael Lee’s Exit Seminar
Michael Lee will present his exit seminar entitled “Designing Magnetic Spin Textures in Complex Oxide Thin Films” to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 3:15pm in Kemper 1003. The abstract of his talk can be found here.
Congratulation to Rajesh Chopdekar for being hired at the Advanced Lightsource as beamline scientist in charge of the PEEM3 Microscope. Best of luck and we look forward to continuing to be able to work with you!
January 2018: ALS Magnetism and Spintronics Cross-Cutting Review and Workshop
Prof. Takamura, Rajesh Chopdekar, and Michael Lee participated in the ALS Magnetism and Spintronics Cross-Cutting Review and Workshop held at the ALS on January 23 and 24th, 2018. Prof. Takamura’s talk was entitled “Spin engineering in complex oxide heterostructures”, Michael’s poster was entitled “Control of spin textures in complex oxide microstructures”, and Rajesh’s talk was entitled “Real-space visualization of thermally active artificial spin ice systems”.
January 2018: 2018 International Workshop on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Films and Coatings
Prof. Takamura participated in the 2018 International Workshop on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Films and Coatings held at Wuhan University of Technology in Wuhan, China. She gave a talk entitled “Engineering Functional Properties in Complex Oxide Heterostructures”.
January 2018: Nolan Ahlm Joins the TRG
Welcome to Nolan!
January 2018: 2018 Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials
Rajesh Chopdekar will be presenting an invited talk entitled “Room temperature strain and charge-mediated magnetoelectric effects in multiferroic complex oxide heterostructures” on January 18th, 2018 from 10:00-10:30am in Session S8 Multifunctional nanocomposites at the 2018 Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials.
While in Oak Ridge, TN running experiments at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Michael Lee and Yayoi Takamura ran the Secret City Half Marathon. The atomic theme pervades through many aspects of Oak Ridge, including the finisher’s medal, which also doubles as a bottle opener.
November 2017: Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award
Congratulations to Alex Kane for being selected to receive the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award (SCGSR). His project entitled “Depth Resolved Spin Textures in Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures” will be performed under the guidance of Dr. Valeria Lauter at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. More information on the SCGSR program can be found here.
November 2017: 2017 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
Prof. Takamura will be presenting an invited talk entitled “Strain and Charge-Mediated Magnetoelectric Effects in Complex Oxide Heterostructures” in Symposium EM02: Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics at the 2017 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, MA. The talk is scheduled for 8:30-9:00am on Wednesday, November 29th. The full meeting program can be found here.
Alex Kane, Michael Lee, and Rajesh Chopdekar will be giving oral presentations at the 2017 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 6-10th, 2017. Prof. Takamura is serving as a program co-chair with Mingzhong Wu from Colorado State University, and Pallavi Dhagat from Oregon State University is the general conference chair. The Conference website can be found here.
Michael Lee and Alex Kane have been invited to give presentations at the ALS Users’ Meeting as part of the workshop entitled “Characterizing Ordering Phenomena and Functionality with Soft X-Rays at ALS”. More information on the ALS Users’ Meeting can be found here.
September 2017: Congratulations to Atharva Deshpande for submitting his M.S. Thesis
Congratulations to Atharva Deshpande for submitting his M.S. thesis entitled “Resonant X-ray reflectivity study of complex oxide heterostructures”! Atharva will be working for Intel Portland.
September 2017: Congratulations to Alex Kane for being awarded the Alfred H. and Marie E. Gibeling Fellowship
Congratulations to Alex Kane for being selected to receive the Alfred H. and Marie E. Gibeling Fellowship offered by the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Michael Lee presented a poster entitled “Modification of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy via Ion-Implantation” at the 24th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics to be held in Chicago, IL on Sept. 24-27th, 2017. The workshop program can be accessed here.
August 2017: Congratulations to Kyle Hoke for submitting his M.S. Thesis
Congratulations to Kyle Hoke for submitting his M.S. thesis entitled “The Influence of Film Thickness and Stacking Order on the Magnetic Properties of Perovskite Oxide Bilayers”!
June 2017: Publications in Physical Review Materials
Congratulations to Michael Lee for having his work published in the inaugural issue of Physics Review Materials while Rajesh Chopdekar’s work was published in the second issue! According to the editors “this new journal will offer a publication option for a wide variety of materials research, including papers that analyze, characterize, design, or synthesize novel materials of great interest to the multidisciplinary community engaged in materials research.” Michael’s paper entitled “Temperature dependence of ferromagnet-antiferromagnet spin alignment and coercivity in epitaxial micromagnet bilayers” can be accessed here. Rajesh’s paper entitled “Nanostructured complex oxides as a route towards thermal behavior in artificial spin ice systems” can be accessed here.
Congratulations to I-Ting Chiu for passing her Ph.D. preliminary exam!
April 2017: UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference
Joseph Brown presented his work in the Takamura Research Group at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference. The full program can be found here.
February 2017: Yue Jia’s Exit Seminar
Congratulations to Yue Jia for presenting her Exit Seminar to the Materials Science and Engineering Department! The title of the seminar was “Synthesis and Characterization of Ferromagnetic/Antiferromagnetic Perovskite Oxide Superlattices”. The abstract can be found here.
Elizabeth P. Wood Fellowship
Congratulations to Alex Kane for being awarded the Elizabeth P. Wood Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies at UC Davis for the end of the 2016-2017 academic year!
January 2017: I-Ting Chiu Joins the TRG
Welcome to I-Ting Chiu!
November 2017: MMM 2017 Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA
Prof. Takamura will be one of the two program co-chairs, along with Prof. Mingzhong Wu from Colorado State University, and conference chair, Pallavi Dhagat from Oregon State University, for the MMM 2017 Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Conference information can be found here.
March 2017: APS March Meeting – New Orleans, LA
Alex Kane and Prof. Takamura will present oral presentations at the APS March Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Prof. Takamura will present a talk entitled “Tailoring Spin Textures in Patterned Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures” on Wednesday, March 15th at 3:54pm in Session P43 on Manganite Films. Alex will present a talk entitled “Cation Valence Control in La0.7Sr0.3Co0.5Mn0.5O3 Thin Films and Bilayers” on Friday, March 17th at 8:12am on Session X43 on Defects and Structural Control in Magnetic Oxide Heterostructures. Alex was awarded an APS March Meeting GMAG Travel Award! Full information on the APS March Meeting can be found here.
January 2017: Pasta Making Class
The Takamura Research Group took some time away from the lab to learn how to make pasta from flour and eggs. Photos courtesy Yue Jia.
Michael Lee’s Food Challenges
January 2017: ALS-U Workshop
On January 18-20, 2017, the Advanced Light Source (ALS) held a workshop to brainstorm the new science that will be enabled by the planned upgrade to ALS. The upgrade project, known as ALS-U, will boost the brightness, focus, and other properties of the light beams produced at the ALS. Prof. Takamura participated in the workshop and a breakout session on Spin Materials. More information on the workshop can be found here.
November 4th 2016: 4th Annual Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Research Symposium
The 4th Annual ChemE and MSE Research Symposium at UC Davis was held in Kemper Hall on Friday, Nov. 4th, 2016. The event featured nine oral presentations in the morning, and a poster session in the afternoon. Aleksey Ionin and Alex Kane presented oral presentations while Yue Jia presented a poster. All participants commented on the quality of the research being presented, as well as the enthusiastic attendance from both Departments.
Awards were given for the following categories:
Graduate Student Poster Grand Prize:
‘Aerosol Emission During Human Speech’
Sima Asadi, Chemical Engineering, Ristenpart Research Group
Graduate Student Poster Reserve Prize:
‘Response to Extreme Temperatures of Mesoporous Silica MCM-41: Porous Structure Transformation Simulation and Modification of Gas Adsorption Properties’
Shenli Zhang, Materials Science & Engineering, Faller, Castro, and Stroeve Research Groups
Graduate Student Oral Presentation Grand Prize:
‘Dewetting transitions of Au/Ni bilayer films’
Xi Cen, Materials Science & Engineering, van Benthem Research Group
November 2016: 2016 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference in New Orleans, LA
Michael Lee and Rajesh Chopdekar presented oral presentations at the upcoming 2016 MMM Conference in New Orleans, LA. Michael’s talk entitled “Temperature and orientation dependent exchange coupling in epitaxial nanomagnets” was presented in the session on Patterned Films on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 2016. Rajesh presented a talk entitled “Thermally-achieved low energy states in manganite-based artificial spin ice arrays” also in the session on Patterned Films, and a second talk on “Disentangling strain and charge-mediated magnetoelectric effects in complex oxide-based artificial multiferroic heterostructures” in the session on Complex Oxides: Films and Heterostructures on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 2016.
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October 2016: 2016 ALS Users Meeting, Berkeley, CA
Prof. Takamura will be giving a talk at a workshop on “Ordering Phenomena in Functional Complex Oxides” as part of the 2016 ALS Users Meeting to be held Oct. 3-5, 2016. Her talk is entitled “Engineering Functional Propertiesin Complex Oxide Nanostructures”.
August 24, 2016: Edmund Mills Exit Seminar
Congratulations to Edmund Mills for presenting his Exit Seminar entitled “Evaluating the rate-dependence of supercapacitor performance using Peukert’s equation” on August 24th!
His abstract can be found here.
Prof. Takamura gave an oral presentation at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine August 7-12, 2016. Michael Lee participated in the Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) Program and he worked in the Energy Generation Research Office within the Energy Research and Development Division of the California Energy Commission. Yue Jia had a summer internship with Seagate in Fremont. Prof. Takamura participated in the 2016 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering in conjunction with the Engineering Academy of Japan. Alex Kane, Kyle Hoke, and Aleksey Ionin participated at the 8th SSRL School on Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Techniques.
Congratulations to Kyle Hoke for passing his Ph.D. preliminary exam!
Prof. Takamura completed her first half marathon – the Capitola Half Marathon in Santa Cruz, CA
Congratulations to Alex Kane for passing his Ph.D. qualifying exam!
March 2016: 2016 Spring MRS Meeting in Phoenix
(left to right) Rajesh Chopdekar, Yayoi Takamura, Yue Jia and Michael Lee at Blue Hound
Prof. Takamura organized Symposium MD3: Functional Oxide Heterostructures by Design along with Gertjan Koster (University of Twente), Ho Nyung Lee (Oak Ridge National Lab), and Ariando (National University of Singapore) at the 2016 Spring MRS Meeting in Phoenix.
Michael Lee and Rajesh Chopdekar had oral presentations in the morning on Thursday, March 31st, and Yue Jia and Paige Byers had poster presentations in the evening on Wednesday, March 30th.
The symposium program can be found here.
Michael Lee served as one of the student reporters writing brief summaries of presentations that he attended at the meeting. His stories can be found at:
Achieving Absolutely Quantitative Atomic Scale Imaging with the Electron Microscope
Cognitive Device Ionitronics
Nanophases in Complex Oxides
Carbon Nanotube Porins: Biomimetic Membrane Pore Channels
Local Strain Measurements during in situ TEM Deformation with Nanobeam Electron Diffraction
Epitaxial BaTiO3 on Silicon and Silicon Germanium: Nanoscale Characterization, Ferroelectricity and Integration into TiN-Gated Devices
Manipulating room-temperature magnetic skyrmions
Novel displays, smart windows, and other optoelectronics using phase change materials
Development of micron-scaled magnetic flux sources for biological and medical applications
January 31, 2016: Happy Beamline Birthday Michael!
Michael celebrated his birthday with night shift at SSRL, so the group surprised him with Kara’s cupcakes, Patxi’s pizza, and other shenanigans.
January 2016: Kyle Hoke and Atharva Deshpande join the group!
Welcome to Kyle and Atharva!
October 23, 2015: 3rd Annual CHMS Research Symposium
Oct. 5-7, 2015: Advanced Light Source Users’ Meeting
October 26, 2015: Biological Engineering and Small-Scale Technologies, UC Merced
Prof. Takamura will give a seminar to the Biological Engineering and Small-Scale Technologies Program at UC Merced. The talk is entitled “Engineering Functional Properties in Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures and Nanostructures”
September 17, 2015: Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
November 6, 2015: Community College STEM Transfer Day
Students from MESA Community Colleges from around northern California are invited to UC Davis for a one-day event to learn about the opportunities available to transfer students in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. The activities include campus/lab tours, panel discussions with transfer students and faculty, admissions and financial aid information, as well as information on internship and career opportunities.
See Flyer for more information.
October 2015: American Vacuum Society Meeting
Prof. Takamura and Michael Lee will be giving talks at the American Vacuum Society 62nd International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jose in October 2015. Prof. Takamura will be giving an invited talk entitled “Magnetic Interactions at Perovskite Oxide Interfaces” which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 8:00am in Room 230 A in the session “Oxides, Fluorides, and Spin Structures (MI-TuM)”. Michael is giving a contributed talk talk entitled “Control and Characterization of Magnetic Domain Patterns in Complex Oxide Microstructures”, which is scheduled in the same session at 12:00pm.
The conference website is at AVSM.
October 6-7 2015: Advanced Light Source Users Meeting
Binzhi’s work has been selected as an invited talk at the workshop on “Nanophases in Functional Materials” at the ALS User’s Meeting to be held Oct. 6-7th, 2015. The talk is entitled “Tuning interfacial exchange interactions via electronic reconstruction in transition-metal oxide heterostructures”.
The workshop website is here.
August 2-6 2015: Microscopy and Microanalysis 2015 in Portland, OR
Meng Gu, a group alumni, was Honored by the Microscopy Society of America with the Albert Crewe Award. The award recognizes the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis in the physical sciences by a postdoctoral fellow within six years since doctoral graduation. Meng is being recognized for his outstanding work on the discovery of nickel segregation in battery materials.
Program guide can be found here with Meng Gu’s award details on page 15.
July 2015: Binzhi Li’s Exit Seminar
Congratulations to Binzhi Li for presenting his Exit Seminar entitled “Interfacial Magnetic Phenomena in Transition-Metal Oxide Heterostructures” on Wednesday, July 29th!
The abstract can be found here.
May 23-24, 2015: International Workshop on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Films and Coatings in Wuhan, China
Prof. Takamura presented a talk entitled “Control of Magnetic Domain Patterns in Complex Oxide Nanostructures” at the International Workshop on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Films and Coatings hosted by Wuhan University of Technology.
Congratulations to Michael Lee for passing his PhD qualifying exam and to Alex Kane and Aleksey Ionin for passing their PhD preliminary exams.
SSRL Scientific Highlight
SSRL has highlighted some of Binzhi’s recent work performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource and the Advanced Light Source. See link here.
Go Karting Expedition
The winners of the group go-karting expedition were:
(1) The Love Bug (aka Michael Lee)
(2) The Nomad (aka Aleksey Ionin)
(3) Alex (aka Alex Kane)
Also participating were Tom Wynn, Binzhi Li, and Yayoi Takamura.
March 2015: Congratulations to our recent award winners!
Binzhi received the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference travel award and the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Travel Award.
Michael is the recipient of the Alfred H. and Marie E. Gibeling Fellowship in recognition of outstanding academic record and promise of productive scholarship. Michael also received the UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award as well as the 2015-2016 Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award from the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies.
Yue was awarded the Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications (GMAG) student travel award and the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Travel Award to attend the 2015 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting.
March 2-6, 2015: American Physical Society March Meeting 2015, San Antonio, TX
Yue gave an oral presentation at the APS conference. She presented her talk entitled “Exchange coupling in(111)-oriented La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/La0.7Sr0.3FeO3 superlattices” in room 207B on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:06pm.
December, 2014: In memory of Dr. Michael Biegalski
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Dr. Michael Biegalski on Saturday, Dec. 20th from a tragic mountain biking accident at Haw Ridge in Oak Ridge, TN. Mike was not only a well-respected research colleague but also a wonderful father and husband, a driven athlete, and a dear friend. He will be missed dearly, but he will not be forgotten.
November 3-7, 2014: 59th Annnual Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Honolulu, HI
Binzhi and Rajesh have had oral presentations accepted at the MMM conference. Binzhi will present “Unconventional Switching Behavior in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/La0.7Sr0.3CoO3Exchange-Spring Behavior” in Coral 5 on Tuesday, November 4 at 8:54am. Rajesh will present “Reversible electric-field driven magnetic and resistive changes in manganite/titanate heterostructures”in South Pacific 1 & 2 on Thursday, November 6 at 9:42am.
A breathtaking view of the Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu.
November 7, 2014: UC Davis STEM Transfer Day
Prof. Takamura is sponsoring the UC Davis STEM Transfer Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics),
a one-day event that brings students from community colleges with Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement
(MESA) programs from around California to UC Davis. The events include a series of workshops and panels to learn
about the academic and research opportunities available on campus. The MESA Programs are designed to aid
educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college, and they have a proportionally
higher percentage of students who are under-represented minorities, women, and first-generation college
attendees. A flyer may be found here.
October 6-8, 2014: ALS Users’ Meeting in Berkeley, CA
Prof. Takamura will present an invited talk entitled “Engineering Functional Properties in Complex
September 2014: 2014 International Workshop on Oxide Electronics in Bolton Landing, NY
Prof. Takamura will be giving a poster presentation entitled “Control of Magnetic Domain Patterns in Complex Oxide
Nanostructures”. The presentation is scheduled for poster session #2 on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 pm.
June, 2014: International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Electronic Materials in Taiwan
Prof. Takamura was a Plenary Speaker, presenting a talk entitled “Control of Magnetic Domain Patterns In Complex Oxide Nanostructures”
April 21-25, 2014: 2014 Materials Research Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Prof. Takamura and collaborators will organize Symposium J: Physics of Oxide Thin Films and Heterostructures. Rajesh Chopdekar will give an oral presentation J4.05 entitled “Reversible Electric-Field Driven Magnetization Anisotropy Changes in Manganite/Titanate Heterostructures” on Wednesday, April 23 at 2:45pm and Yue Jia will give an oral presentation J9.04 entitled “Exchange Coupling in (111)-oriented La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/La0.7Sr0.3FeO3 Superlattices” on Friday, April 25 at 9:00am.
Michael Lee and Thomas Wynn join the group!
Oct. 29, 2013:
Prof. Takamura gave a talk at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as part of the College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Women Scientists and Engineers Speakers Program.
Sept. 16-20, 2013: JSAP-MRS Joint Meeting
Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) – Materials Research Society Joint Meeting held in conjunction with the 74th JSAP Autumn Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Prof. Takamura and collaborators were symposium organizers for Session A: Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Oxide Nanocomposites and Heterostructures. While in Kyoto, Prof. Takamura found some time to see the historic sites in Kyoto.
Sept. 2-6, 2013 International Conference on Nanoscale Magnetism 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
Prof. Takamura presented a plenary talk entitled “Controlling Domain Patterns and Switching Behavior in Complex Oxide Nanostructures“
Rajesh Chopdekar has joined the Takamura group as a postdoctoral scholar funded by the DARPA Young Faculty Award to explore functionality in complex oxide superlattices and nanoscale oxide structures.
July 1, 2012:
Professor Yayoi Takamura achieves tenure as an Associate Professor.
April 13, 2012: MRS Spring Meeting, 2012
Vivek Malik, Oral presentation: Magnetic Correlation in Artificial Complex Oxide Heterostructure at MRS spring meeting 2012, San Francisco.
April 13, 2012: APS March Meeting, 2012
Prof. Yayoi Takamura, delivers an invited talk: Domain Structures in Perovskite Oxide Superlattices at the APS March meeting 2012, Boston.
SSRL Scientific Highlight
Resonant X-ray reflectivity work on Perovskite Oxide Superlattices from Takamura Group has been highlighted in the 2012 science summary of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Oct 10, 2011:
Meng Gu, Ph.D. Exit Seminar: Atomic Scale Characterization of Complex Oxide Thin Films 10:15am-11:15am, 1003 Kemper Hall
Sept 30, 2011:
Fan Yang, Ph.D. Exit Seminar: Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Perovskite Oxide Thin Films and Superlattices. 09:00am-10:00am, 1003 Kemper Hall
Sept 2011: DARPA Young Faculty Award
Prof. Yayoi Takamura has been chosen by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a recipient of the Young Faculty Award for her proposal entitled “Interface Controlled Functionality in Perovskite Oxide Superlattices.” This program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and expose them to Department of Defense needs. DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military.
Vivek Malik joined Takamura group as post-doctoral fellow on a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship.
April 12, 2011:
Nihan Kemik, Ph.D. Exit Seminar: The Energetics of Oxide Multilayer Systems: SOFC Cathode and Electrolyte Materials. 10:15am-11:15am, 2130 Kemper Hall