- Uwe defended his thesis, “Voltage Programmable Materials.” Congratulations Dr. Uwe Bauer!
- Liz defended her thesis, “Magnetic Domain Walls for On-Chip Transport and Detection of Superparamagnetic Beads.” Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Rapoport!
- Satoru received DMSE’s Best PhD/ScD Thesis Award!
- Satoru defended his thesis, “Magnetic Domain Walls Driven by Interfacial Phenomena.” Congratulations Dr. Satoru Emori!
- Prof. Beach, Liz, Satoru, Uwe, Seong-Hoon, and Sungmin presented at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Prof. Beach gave an invited talk on Satoru’s work with PMA materials, and Liz gave an invited talk on bead-DW dynamics. A modified version of Liz’s presentation can be found here.
- Uwe won Best Student Presentation Award for his submission to the 12th MMM-Intermag Conference in Chicago.
- Prof. Beach gave an invited talk on Uwe’s work with voltage-controlled magnetism at the12th MMM-Intermag Conference in Chicago.
- Liz’s work on resonant detection of magnetic microbeads was featured on MIT’s front page.
- Liz and Uwe were both chosen as finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award for their submissions to the 12th MMM-Intermag Conference in Chicago, January 2013.
- Satoru was awarded the Student Best Presentation Award for his talk at the Intermag conference.
- Seong-Hoon received the 2012 Exeptional First Year Performance Award.
- Liz was named a finalist in the Biomicrofluidics Small Matters Video Contest.
- Uwe, Liz, and Satoru presented at the Intermag conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- C.K. graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He currently works for ExxonMobil.
- Liz’s paper on the dynamics of superparamagnetic bead transport by magnetic domain walls was on APL’s Top 20 Most Read Articles list for March
- Uwe’s paper on magnetoelectric charge trap memory was published in Nano Letters.
- Satoru was a chosen as a finalist for the Intermag Best Student Presentation Award.
- Sung-Min Ahn joined the Beach group.
- Liz, Uwe, and Satoru presented at the Magnetism & Magnetic Materials conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Liz and Ahmed Al-Obeidi from the Carl Thompson Group won the MADMEC contest with novel “iReflect” window blinds.
- Satoru presented a talk on domain wall spintronics at Beihang University in Beijing, China.
- Seong-Hoon Woo joined the Beach Group.
- Dan graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Materials Science and Engineering. He is currently in the graduate program of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
- Tristan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is currently in the graduate program of Mathematics at Stony Brook University.
- Satoru’s paper on micromagnetic investigations to make domain walls “softer” and more mobile under spin-transfer torque was published in Applied Physics Letters.
- Satoru presented his talk, “Enhanced current-induced domain wall motion by tuning perpendicular magnetic anisotropy,” at the APS conference in Dallas, TX.
- Liz presented her talk, “Fast transport of superparamagnetic beads by field-driven magnetic domain walls,” at the APS conference in Dallas, TX.
- An entry from the Beach Group won second place in the annual image contest during the DMSE Prospective Student Visiting Weekend. The image shows two colliding domain walls generating a burst of spin waves in a phenomenon known as “exchange explosion.”
- Chinedum “CK” Umachi joined the Beach Group.
- Satoru presented his talk, “Optimization of Co/Pt multilayers for spin-transfer-driven domain wall motion,” at the MMM conference in Atlanta, GA.
- Liz presented her talk, “Fast transport of superparamagnetic particles by field-driven magnetic domain walls,” at the MMM conference in Atlanta, GA.
- Prof. Beach’s news and views article on fast field-driven domain walls, “Spintronics: Beyond the speed limit,” was published in Nature Materials.