Associate Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Nebraska Center for Materials & Nanoscience
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
310D Jorgensen Hall
855 N. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0299, U.S.A.
Phone: +1-402-472-2709
Fax: 402-472-6148

Educational Background

1989 Ph.D. in Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston IL.
1982 B.Sc. in Physics, St. Xaviers College, Bombay University, India.

Professional Experiences

2003 - present Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1998 - 2003 Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1996 - 1998 Visiting Faculty, Physics Dept. University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
1993 - 1996 Term Assistant Scientist at IPNS, Argonne National Lab
1989 - 1992 Post Doctoral Research Associate at Northwestern University

Research Interests

  • Magnetization dynamics
  • Coupling in magnetic multilayers
  • Interactions between ferroelectric and ferromagnetic layers
  • Ferroelectric tunnel junctions
  • Semiconducting boron carbide (structure, semiconducting properties, use as neutron detectors, tunnel junctions)

Recent Collaborators

  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    S. Ducharme, Alexi Gruverman, J.D. Burton, K. Janicka, E.Y. Tsymbal, L. Yuan, S.H. Liou, Jihee Kim, Luis G. Rosa, S. Balaz, P. A. Dowben, B.W. Robertson
  • Argonne National Lab
    Hoydoo You and Dave Keavney
  • NIST, Gaithersburg
    J. Borchers C. Majkrzak, J.A. Dura, K. O’Donovan
  • NRL
    Kyungwha Park, M. R. PedersonL. L. Boyer
  • ORNL
    W. N. Mei, and R. F. Sabirianov (UNO), Seamus Curran and James Dewald (NMSU) Valeria Lauter


Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, J. App. Phys, App. Phys. Lett., J. Phys., Cond., Matt., J. Phys.D, JMMM and for neutron beam time proposals at Oak Ridge and NCNR-NIST.