Dr. Ian Jacobs graduated with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Moulé group with a thesis titled “Doping induced solubility control.” He was selected to win the prestigious Newton International Fellowship to continue his study of organic electronic materials in Cambridge, U.K. in the group of Prof. Henning Sirringhaus. The fellowship covers two years of postdoctoral study and includes supplies and travel expenses.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Subhash Mahajan as the recipient of the 2018 Acta Materialia Gold Medal. This award recognizes demonstrated leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering and is intended to honor outstanding contributions to the field while also improving the awareness of the fundamental importance and diversity of materials research, both within the community and the public at large.
Soft x-ray photoemission electron microscopy was used to observe and characterize the evolution of magnetic domain structure as a function of temperature in micromagnets patterned into epitaxial films of La₀.₇Sr₀.₃MnO₃. These images reveal the formation of novel spin textures that are a hybridization of well-described configurations and emerge from the balance between fundamental materials parameters, micromagnet geometries, and epitaxial strain.
Prof. Mahajan has published an article entitled “The role of materials science in the evolution of microelectronics” in the latest MRS Bulletin. He writes on how materials science solved the critical challenges that allow us to use silicon as we do today and helped bring us into the Silicon Age (a riff off the ‘Bronze Age’ nomenclature, for the period more commonly known as the Information Age).