• Chi and Xiaotian attended the Summer Heat Transfer Conference in DC. They enjoyed talking to colleagues and friends (both old and newly made) at the conferences. A lot of new ideas generated. Chi delivered a talk based on his joint LSCO paper which was well received!
• Yun presented a poster at the 34th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2023). It was an excellent opportunity to talk to academic and industrial participants and learn about cutting-edge technology innovations in the current HDD and Spintronics industry!
• Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at the 10th US-JAPAN Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena in San Diego. She enjoyed the nice views in the Coronado Bay area, a fantastic cruise trip, and catching up with colleagues from both Japan and the US.
• Our magnetic expert, Dingbin, got married in July 2023. MNTTL group members witnessed and celebrated this big life event for him! Congratulations, and we wish you the best for this next chapter of your life!
• Paper led by Dingbin and Yun on exploring the magnetization dynamics in perpendicular synthetic antiferromagnets (p-SAFs) has been accepted by Physical Review B! Congratulations!
• Paper led by Chi and Xiaotian on thermal transport in perovskite SrSnO3 has been accepted by Applied Physics Letters, congrats!
• Yingying's graduation ceremony, a small group gathering!
• MNTTL received a grant to support Dingbin's internship at NIST. Congratulations, Dingbin!
• Paper led by Yingying and Chi on tuning the thermal conductivity of LSCO under electrolyte gating has been accepted by Nature Communications!! Big congrats!
• Dingbin delivered a talk, entitled "Magnetization Dynamics in Synthetic Antiferromagnets (SAFs) with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy (PMA)", at the Frontiers in Magnetism: Quantum Technologies Conference in Orlando, FL on Apr. 19, 2023, supported by the DDF Conference Grant. He enjoyed inspiring talks and the nice weather there.
• Yun and Xiaotian passed the PhD qualifying exams. Congrats!
• Dr. Wang delivered an invited talk at the APS March Meeting. It was nice catching up with friends and colleagues in Las Vegas!
• Dingbin's paper (in collaboration with Prof. J-P Wang's group and NIST) has been accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations, Dingbin!
• Yingying successfully completed her Doctoral Dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang!
• Farewell dinner for Yingying. Good luck with your future endeavors at Intel!
• Dingbin did a great job presenting his work on the dynamics of SAF structures at the 38th Annual MINT Research Review Meeting!
• Dingbin's paper on "Temperature-dependent perpendicular anisotropy and Gilbert damping of L10-FePd films: Role of noble-metal buffer layers" has been accepted by Physical Review Materials. Congratulations!
• Paper by Chi and Yingying (in collaboration with Prof. Choi's group at PSU) has been published on the Journal of Applied Physics. Well done!
• Welcome new group members: Yun Kim and Xiaotian Xu!
• MNTTL members enjoyed the a group visit to the NorthShore along the lake of Superior (link to gallery). It was relaxing and recharging! Now everyone is ready for the new semester!
• MNTTL received a capital equipment grant. We will soon have violet/blue light in the lab!
• Paper on "Radiative Cooling Photonic Structure" has been accepted by Advanced Materials Interfaces. Congrats!
• Paper on "Sustainability for Semiconductors" will be published in Issues in Science and Technology. This is a joint effort resulting from the MN Futures Award! Read more: "Researching ways to repair and recycle chips and related components can result in designs that avoid dependence on foreign suppliers or scarce resources, increasing the security of domestic supply chains."
• MNTTL received a Seed grant to study Energy Efficient Spintronic Materials. Congratulations!
• MNTTL received a grant from NSF to study thermal transport and magnetization dynamics in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) materials. This project will be in collaboration with Seagate to advance the HAMR technology. Congrats to all!
• Dingbin presented his poster on "Magnetization Dynamics of Spintronic Materials Enabled by Ultrafast Optical Metrology" at the SpinCal-XI meeting.
• Dr. Wang attended the Telluride conference and enjoyed hiking with colleagues.
• Dingbin won the 2022-2023 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate school. The fellowship supports his Ph.D. study for one academic year and provides a travel grant for him to present his work at a conference. Congratulations, Dingbin!
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• First paper of 2022, entitled "The Spin-Heat Coupling and Enabling Applications", has been accepted by JAP and promoted as an Editor's Pick!! This is a team effort led by Yingying and Dingbin. Congratulations to all!
Read the more in this Scilight article
• Dingbin, Yingying, Chi, and Dr. Wang attended the MRS conference in Boston. Dingbin presented his work on "temperature-dependent damping of L10-FePd thin films". Yingying gave a poster presentation on "Thickness-dependent thermal conductivity of single-crystal beta-Ga2O3 thin films". Dr. Wang delivered an invited talk on magnetization dynamics.
• Yingying's poster at MRS has been selected to win a “Best Student Poster Award". Congratulations, Yingying!!
• Dingbin successfully delivered a talk at the MINT reviewing meeting! Well done!
• MNTTL welcomes new member, Shubham Dongarwar, who will pursue his PhD degree in our group.
• Shubham Dongarwar successfully passed the qualification exam on the first try. Congratulations!
• Yingying's paper has been accepted by Nanoscale Advances. Great job, Yingying!!
• Two papers by Yingying (in collaboration with Prof. Choi's group at PSU) have been published on ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Both papers talk about beta-gallium oxide based materials as promising building blocks for high-power and high-voltage electronic devices. Congrats, Yingying!!
• Dingbin did a great job for his invited talk at the 32nd Magnetic Recording Conference. He shared his recent study of "Nobel Metal Underlayer Influence on the Temperature Dependent Gilbert Damping in L10 FePd Films with Large Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy", which is a collaborative work between the U of M and NIST.
• Farewell lunch for Matt at Aster, followed by a nice walk with rainbow ice cream along the Stone Arch Bridge!
• Matt's paper (in collaboration with 3M) was published on Applied Physics Letters and featured as Editor's Pick. An AIP Scilight article highlights the significance of our work on "studying the thermal conductivity of industrial microscale filler materials for thermal composites". Congratulations!!
• Matt successfully defended! Congrats and good luck with your new career in Seattle!
• Dingbin and Dr. Wang attended the ASRC review meeting and the INTERMAG 2021 conference. Dingbin shared his work on temperature-dependent damping of magnetic materials. Great job!
• Dr. Wang delivered a KEYNOTE speech at the International Conference of "V-Materials".
• Paper published on Composites Communications. Congrats!
• Dingbin passed his prelim exam, congratulations!
• Paper by Dingbin and Dustin, entitled "Materials Engineering Enabled by Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (TR-MOKE) for Spintronic Applications", has been accepted by ACS Applied Electronic Materials. Congratulations!
• Dingbin did a great job presenting his study of magnetization dynamics of PMA materials at the MINT review meeting!
• Prof. Wang gave an invited talk at the MRS Fall Meeting. Thanks for the invitation from the F.MT06 Symposium Organizers.
• Paper by Dingbin and Dustin, entitled "Damping and High Thermal Stability of Ru-seeded L10-Phase FePd Perpendicular Magnetic Thin Films", has been published on Applied Physics Letters and promoted as a Featured Article by the editor. Congratulations!
• The group had a great time and truly enjoyed staying in the cabin near the Kabekona lake (link to gallery).
• Paper by Xuewang, Yingying, and Dingbin, entitled "Thermal Transport in ZnO Nanocrystal Networks Synthesized by Nonthermal Plasmas", is accepted by Physical Review Materials. Congratulations!
• Paper by Dustin and Jie (co-first authors) in collaboration with Prof. J-P Wang and Prof. Randall Victora at ECE has been accepted by Science Advances. This paper explores the possibility of manipulating spin using strain-spin coupling (magnetoacoustic resonance) at ultra-high frequencies (~60 GHz). Congrats!
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• MNTTL group received funds from ASRC for another year to continue the study of magnetic materials for STT-RAM.
• Our group’s paper in collaboration with Prof. Kortshagen, entitled “Nanocrystal-based Inorganic Nanocomposites: A New Paradigm for Plasma-produced Optoelectronic Thin Films”, is published on Plasma Processes and Polymers and highlighted as cover art.
• Yingying’s paper entitled “Thickness-dependent Thermal Conductivity of Mechanically Exfoliated β-Ga2O3 Thin Films” is published on Applied Physics Letters . Congratulations, Yingying!
• Dr. Wang was invited to give a talk at give an AEM Mechanics Research Seminar. Thank Prof. Tadmor for the invitation.
• Dr. Wang was invited to give a talk to the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at UC Riverside. Thank Prof. Wilson for the invitation.
• Our group is part of the new NSF MRSEC for 6 years (effective 9/1/2020). Congratulations to all!
• Dingbin and Dr. Wang attended the Spring ASRC meeting and gave a talk remotely.
• Dustin successfully defended! The group had a virtual farewell party for him via zoom. Congratulations, Dr. Lattery!!!
• Paper by Xuewang (co-first author) is selected as cover art by Advanced Functional Materials . Congratulations!
• Dustin started a new career at Seagate! We wish you all the best for future endeavors.
• Paper by Xuewang (co-first author) in collaboration with Dr. Tianli Feng and Prof. Pantelides is accepted by Advanced Functional Materials . Congratulations!
• Invited IOP Book Chapter (Nanoscale Energy Transport, Emerging Phenomena, Methods, and Applications) is accepted. Congratulations to all!
• Dingbin, Dustin, and Dr. Wang attended the Fall ASRC meeting in CA. Dustin was invited to give a talk to report the magnetic study!
• Chi passed the qualification test for the first try. Congratulations!
• Saichao Dang from USTC (Prof. Hong Ye’s group) joined us as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
• MNTTL group received funds from ASRC on studying magnetic materials for STT-RAM.
• Chi and Matt joined the group, welcome!
• MNTTL received 2019 MN Futures research funds. Congrats to all!
• MNTTL welcomes Alessandro as an REU researcher in our lab. He will be working on improving the field control for magnetic studies.
• Xuewang and Dr. Wang attended the Science and Engineering Faculty Day. Xuewang presented his work to 3M collaborators, as Dr. Wu for the first time.
• Xuewang successfully defended, as the first PhD graduated from MNTTL. Congratulations, Dr. Wu!!!
• Dustin won the 2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate school. The fellowship supports his Ph.D. study for one academic year and provides a travel grant for him to present his work at a conference. Congratulations, Dustin!
• Dustin and Dr. Wang attended the ASRC reviewing meeting in CA. Dustin was invited to give a talk to report the magnetic study.
• MNTTL received funds from 3M for studying nanoparticles. Congrats to all!
• Dustin gave a departmental talk to perspective graduate students. He did a great job!
• Dr. Wang was invited to give a departmental talk at UCSD. Many thanks to Prof. Renkun Chen for his invitation. It was great seeing old friends there.
• MNTTL welcomes Dan as an undergraduate researcher!
• Dingbin passed the qualification test for the first trial, congratulations!
• Yingying presented her work on MD simulation of thermal interfaces and experimental study of thermal transport in nano-composites at the IMECE conference, for which, she received the travel grants (top place).
• Yingying is selected to receive travel support for participating in the Micro/Nano Forum at ASME IMECE 2018. Congratulations!
• Our work on the ultralow and anisotropic thermal conductivity of ZrTe5 has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congratulations, Jie and Xuewang!
• Dustin presented his work on studying the spin damping of PMA materials at the MINT review meeting.
• Dustin and Dr. Wang attended the ASRC review meeting in CA.
• MNTTL group hosted farewell dinner party for Suixuan at Tea House. Good luck with your future endeavors, Suixuan!
• Dustin’s paper entitled “Optimization of Time-Resolved Magneto-optical Kerr Effect Signals for Magnetization Dynamics Measurements” was accepted by Appl. Phys. Lett. You rock!
• Yingying and Lis attended the IonE Annual Meeting at St. Paul campus.
• Mr. Dingbin Huang joined MNTTL to pursue his PhD degree. Welcome!
• Dustin’s paper entitled “Parametric Study on the Radiative Properties of Anisotropic Nanoarrays with Polarization Coupling” was accepted by Scientific Reports. Congrats!
• MNTTL group received funds from ASRC on studying magnetic materials for recording.
• MNTTL group welcomes Mr. Suixuan Li as an undergraduate researcher in our group.
• Dustin’s paper on studying the spin damping of thin-film CoFeB with large PMA is accepted by Scientific Reports. Congrats!
• Johanna and Carlex did a great job at the MRSEC REU Presentation and Poster Day. Other group members also attended their presentation/poster sessions to support!
• Dr. Wang attended the 16th International Heat Transfer Conference. It was great time catching up with old friends in Beijing.
• Dr. Wang delivered invited talks at Xi’an Jiaotong University and Fudan University. Many thanks to Profs. G.H. Tang, L. Chen, and Z. Li for their invitation.
• MNTTL group received funds from NSF on studying the thermal transport in strained thin films. Congrats to all!
• Dr. Wang attended the Tunable Thermal Materials workshop.
• MNTTL members enjoyed the group picnic at Como Park. Thanks Dustin for serving as the organizer and chief chef!
• Xuewang and Dustin presented their work on thermal transport in nanocomposites and Brillouin Scattering in black phosphorus at the 20th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties in Boulder.
• Yingying presented her work on MD simulation of thermal interfaces at the Electronic Materials Conference at UCSB.
• Dustin and Dr. Wang attended the Spin Caloritronics Conference at OSU. Dr. Wang gave an invited talk and Dustin presented a poster on the group’s work of studying the damping of PMA thin films.
• Xuewang and Dr. Wang attend the 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day.
• Dr. Wang presented our collaborative work with the Koester group at the CSW. She also enjoyed meeting with old friends in the NanoEngineering group at MIT.
• MNTTL group welcome REU students Johanna Jernberg and Carlex Morales-Cruz. They will spend the next 10 weeks at MNTTL learning thermal properties of oxides and making 3D printed holders for magnetic measurements.
• Dr. Wang has been elected as a member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT). Thank Prof. Simon for the nomination!
• Our paper entitled "A Modified Theoretical Model to Accurately Account for Interfacial Roughness in Predicting the Interfacial Thermal Conductance", in collaboration with Prof. Nuo Yang at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, has been accepted by "Frontiers in Energy Research, section Nanoenergy Technologies and Materials". Congratulations to Yingying!
• Xuewang, Dustin, and Yingying presented posters during the NSF-MRSEC site visit. Dr. Wang presented our group's MRSEC Seed project.
• Dr. Wang gave a seminar in the School of Physics and Astronomy, entitled "Investigations of Spin Precession in Perpendicular Magnetic Materials Enabled by Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect".
• Xuewang gave a presentation for his DDF fellowship in the Doctoral Research Showcase, entitled "Thermal Management and Solid-State Energy Conversion Enabled by Micro/Nanostructured Materials".
• Our paper entitled "The Roles of Point Defects in the Thermal Transport in Perovskite Barium Stannate", in collaboration with Prof. Chen at Xi'an Jiaotong University and Prof. Jalan at University of Minnesota, has been accepted by "The Journal of Physical Chemistry". Congratulations to Yingying!
• Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at the APS March Meeting, entitled “Investigations of Spin Precession in Perpendicular Magnetic Materials Enabled by Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect”.
• Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at the ASTC meeting in CA to report our group’s efforts on measuring the spin precession of recording media.
• Dr. Wang received the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Accordingly, she gave an invited talk at 3M reporting our group’s efforts on thermal studies of functional materials for energy conversion and harvesting.
• Dr. Wang delivered an invited talk at the Magnetics seminar.
• Welcome new group members Bill (Physics, co-advised with Prof. Paul Crowell) and Lis (Physics, co-advised with Prof. James Kakalios).
• Yingying and Xuewang presented at IonE review meeting.
• Our paper regarding the thermal properties of perovskite oxide La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ was featured as the cover art on Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations Xuewang!
› This work has been featured as the first 2018 highlight of the MRSEC Annual Report.
• Our group member Xuewang Wu attended the IMECE 2017 conference in Tampa, FL, for giving an oral presentation titled “Structure-Thermal Property Correlation of Aligned Silicon Dioxide Nanorod Arrays” and a poster presentation titled “Glass-like Thermal Conductivity Induced by Oxygen Vacancies in Nanoscale Epitaxial La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ”.
• Ms. Yinging Zhang passed her PhD qualification exam on the first try. Congratulations!
• Dustin will attend the 2017 MINT Review meeting to present our TR-MOKE approach for studying magnetic spin precession.
• Our paper entitled "Direct Investigation of the Birefringent Optical Properties of Black Phosphorus with Picosecond Interferometry" has been accepted by "Advanced Optical Materials". Congratulations to Wei, Dustin, and Jie!
• Ms. Yinging Zhang joined MNTTL to pursue her PhD degree. Welcome!
• Our paper entitled "Glass-like Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity Induced by Oxygen Vacancies in Nanoscale Epitaxial La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ" has been accepted by "Advanced Functional Materials". Congratulations to Xuewang and Jie!
• Our invited paper in collaboration with Prof. Hao at the University of Arizona has been accepted by “Frontiers in Energy”. Well done, Xuewang and Jie!
• Dr. Wang attended the Materials Initiative Working Meeting on “Materials for Extreme Environments and Additive/Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Applications” hosted by CAES at Boise State U. Thanks Prof. Estrada for the invitation.
• Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at the 9th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena in Tokyo, Japan.
• Our group members Xuewang Wu and Dustin Lattery attended the EMC 2017 conference and presented their recent work in South Bend, IN.
• Xuewang received the 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School. The fellowship supports his Ph.D. study for one academic year and provides a travel grant for him to present his work at a conference. Congratulations, Xuewang!
• Wei Zheng has successfully defended his Master's thesis. Congratulations! We wish him all the best in his future endeavors! The MNTTL lab members will miss you!
• Dustin Lattery passed his preliminary oral exam! Congratulations!
• Prof. Wang became a graduate faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
• Our group became a member of MRSEC, which enables us to conduct collaborative research on thermal transport in nanoparticle colloidal system.
• Our group received a grant from IonE, which enables us to do our part in solar energy and waste heat recovery research.
• Our paper entitled "The Ultrafast Laser Pump-Probe Technique for Thermal Characterization of Materials with Micro/nanostructures" has been accepted by "Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering". Congratulations to all group members!
• Dr. Wang delivered an invited talk in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
• Our group hosted a lab tour to Prof. Zhuomin Zhang from Georgia Institute of Technology. We also greatly enjoyed the departmental seminar he delivered, “Application of Nanoscale Thermal Radiation to Energy Harvesting and Refrigeration”
Professor Zhuomin Zhang visit.
• Our collaborator's paper regarding BaSnO3 films was accepted by the Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Xuewang Wu is a contributing author for this work. Congratulations Xuewang!
• Prof. Wang joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports.
• Yixin Chen joined our group as an undergraduate researcher visiting from Wuhan University in China. Welcome Yixin!
• Dr. Wang was invited to give a presentation at the University of Connecticut.
• Our group members Xuewang Wu, Dustin Lattery, and Dr. Jie Zhu attended the IMECE 2016 conference in Phoenix, AZ.
• Haidong Ma joined our group as a visiting scholar from Xi'an Jiaotong University. Welcome Haidong!