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(From left to right: Paula Lampen,Vijaysankar Kalappattil, Anis Biswas, Manh-Huong Phan, Jagannath Devkota,

Jeffrey Wingo, Zohreh Nemati Porshokouh, Kristen Stojak)




GROUP NEWS

  • Dr. Phan received a 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida

  • Graduate student, Tatiana Eggers, won NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) Award, 2017

  • REU student, Megan Glassell, won The Best Oral Presentation Award, The APS March Meeting, March 13-17, 2017

  • Undergraduate student, Israel Deborah, won The Best Oral Presentation Award, The APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, 2016

  • November 3, 2016: Dr. Kristen Stojak Repa won The Best Poster Award, The 61st Annual Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference, October 31 - November 4, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  • REU student, Megan Glassell, won an USF-NSF travel award to attend and present her work at the APS March Meeting 2017

  • June 10, 2016: Our group has received a new three-year research grant from Department of Energy, USA

  • Dr. Phan has received an Outstanding Referee Award from Physica Status Solidi A, 2016

  • REU student, Evelyn Vila, won The Best Oral Presentation Award at the APS March Meeting, March 13-18, 2016

  • Undergraduate student, Israel Deborah, won The Best Oral Presentation Award, the 2016 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

  • Graduate student, Vijaysankar Kalappattil, received 2016 IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School Travel Award, Tohoku University, Japan, July 10-16, 2016

  • Dr. Phan has become a Managing Editor for Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier, 2016 - present)

  • REU students (Valery Ortiz Jimenez, David Torres, and Evelyn Vila) won USF-NSF travel awards to attend and present their works at the APS March Meeting 2016

  • September 10, 2015: Our group has received a new three year research grant from Army Research Office, Department of Defense, USA

  • Graduate student, Kristen Stojak, won NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) Award, 2015

  • March 18, 2015: Dr. Phan has become an Associate Editor for Journal of Electronic Materials (ISI journal, 2014 Impact factor: 1.798)

  • Graduate student, Brian Casas, received the GMAG-APS Student Travel Award to attend the American Physical Society Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 2-6, 2015

  • Graduat student, Jagannath Devkota, won The Best Poster Award, The 8th Energy Materials Nanotechnology (EMN) Fall Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, November 22-25, 2014

  • Dr. Javier Alonso won The Best Poster Award, The 59th Annual Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference, November 3-7, 2014, Hawaii, USA

  • Graduate student, Kristen Stojak, received a Travel Award from the 59th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) , Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November 3 - 7, 2014

  • REU student, Izzi Berman, has been selected a travel award for presenting her excellent research on impedance-based chemical sensors at the APS March meeting, 2015

  • June 19, 2014: Dr. Phan has received an Outstanding Referee Award from the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

  • April 2, 2014: Former undergraduate student Ramon Alejandro Ruiz received the 2014 Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation

  • Undergraduate student, Jeffrey Wingo, received the PhD fellowship in Physics from University of California - Irvine, 2014

  • January 1, 2014: Graduate student, Jagannath Devkota, received the IEEE Magnetics Society School Travel Award, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10-16, 2014

  • Undergraduate student, Trang Luong, was selected an oustanding USF undergraduate student of the year 2015 and also one of the 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2014 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and featured in ASCE news

  • December 17, 2013: Our three-year Department of Energy (DoE) grant award and research productivity have been featured in USF Research & Innovation news

  • August 12, 2013: Undergraduate student Jeffrey Wingo has been selected a travel award for presenting his excellent research on magnetic biosensors at the APS March meeting, 2014

  • April 8, 2013: Graduate student, Nicholas Bingham, successfully defended his PhD and received a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland

  • Undergraduate student, Ramon Alejandro Ruiz, received the Prestigious Presidential Doctoral Fellowships from the University of California – Berkeley, Yale University, and Penn State University, 2013; Featured in USF news and Tampa Bay TV news

  • Graduate student, Jagannath Devkota, received the GMAG-APS Student Travel Award to attend and present his excellent research on magnetic biosensors in the American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-22, 2013

  • Graduate student Kristen Stojak and undergraduate student Alex Ruiz won the Best Poster Presentation Award at NanoFlorida conference, USF, Sept. 2012

  • Graduate student, Nicholas Bingham, received the Travel Grant Award to attend the 1st Centennial of Superconductivity: Trends on Nanoscale Superconductivity and Magnetism International Workshop (June 28-July 1st, 2011), Cali, Colombia, USA

  • Graduate student, Paula Lampen, received the NSF Travel Grant Award to attend the IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School (May 22-28, 2011), New Orleans, LA, USA

  • Undergraduate student, Nicholas Laurita, received the PhD fellowships from Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

  • Former graduate student, Dr. Anurag Chaturvedi, received the Postdoctoral Fellowships from Dartmouth College, 2012 and from Alabama University, 2013

  • Graduate student, Nicholas Bingham, received the Travel Grant Award to attend the 2nd Annual IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School (September 20-25, 2009), China

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Dr. R. Das, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Dr. J. Alonso, Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by Spanish government), 2014-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. E. Clements, Ph.D. thesis, 2013-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mr. V. Kalappattil, Ph.D. thesis, 2013-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. T. Eggers (*), Ph.D. thesis, 2014-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mr. O. Thiabgoh (*), Ph.D. thesis, 2015-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mr. J. Robles, Ph.D. thesis, 2015-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. R. Pokharel Madhogaria, Ph.D. thesis, 2016-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mr. S. Jiang (*), Ph.D. student, 2016-present, jointly with Prof. Sun of Harbin Institute of Technology, China

  • Mr. L. Dao (*), Ph.D. student, 2014-present, jointly with Prof. Ngo of Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam

  • Ms. N.T.M. Duc (*), Ph.D. student, 2015-present, jointly with Prof. Ngo of Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam

  • Mr. J. Cardarelli (*), Undergraduate Research, 2016-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mr. C. Witanachchi (*), Undergraduate Research, 2016-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. K. Malestein (*), Undergraduate Research, 2016-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. S. Beyley (*), High School Research, 2017-present, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. Claire Albrecht (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2017, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ms. Caroline Collins (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2017, University of South Florida, USA

FORMER MEMBERS

  • Dr. H. Belliveau (*), Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2016, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Division, Orlando, USA)

  • Dr. Z. Nemati Porshokouh, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2016, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of South Florida)

  • Dr. K. Stojak, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2016, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of South Florida)

  • Dr. J. Devkota, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2015, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Georgia)

  • Dr. P. Lampen, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2015, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tennessee)

  • Mr. B. Casas, M.S. thesis (link to thesis), 2015, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a Ph.D. student at University of California - Irvine)

  • Ms. R. Israel (*), B.S. honor thesis (link to thesis), 2016, University of South Florida, USA (She will be a PhD student at Iowa State University)

  • Mr. R. Singh (*), B.S. honor thesis (link to thesis), 2015, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a PhD student at USF medicine)

  • Dr. N. Bingham, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2013, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland)

  • Dr. A. Chaturvedi, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2011, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alabama)

  • Ms. K. Stojak, M.S. thesis (link to thesis), 2012, University of South Florida, USA

  • Dr. H.X. Shen, Ph.D. dissertation (link to dissertation), 2017, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (jointly with Prof. Sun)

  • Dr. A. Khurshid, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2015, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, USA)

  • Dr. S. Chandra, Postdoctoral researcher, 2013-2014, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a postdoctoral researcher at National Institute for Scientific Research, Canada)

  • Dr. A. Biswas, Postdoctoral researcher, 2011-2013, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a postdoctoral researcher at Ames Laboratory, USA)

  • Mr. A. Galati (*), Undergraduate Research, 2015-2016, University of South Florida, USA(He is now a Ph.D. student at New York University)

  • Mr. J. Wingo, Undergraduate Research, 2011-2014, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a Ph.D. student at University of California - Irvine)

  • Mr. A. Ruiz, Undergraduate Research, 2010-2013, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a Ph.D. student at University of California – Berkeley)

  • Mr. N. Laurita, Undergraduate Research, 2009-2011, University of South Florida, USA (He is now a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University)

  • Ms. M. Morales, M.S. thesis, 2007-2009, University of South Florida, USA (She is now a Ph.D. student at University of Trieste)

  • Ms. T. Tran(*), Undergraduate Research, 2012-2013, University of South Florida (She is now a M.S. student at University of South Florida)

  • Ms. I. Berman(*), REU student, June 2 - August 1, 2014, University of South Florida (She is now an undergraduate research at Beloit College)

  • Mr. L. Martinez, REU student, June 2 - August 1, 2014, University of South Florida (He is now an undergraduate research at University of Puerto Rico)

  • Ms. E. Vila (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2015, (She is an undergraduate student at Baker University)

  • Ms. V. Ortiz Jimenez (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2015, (She is an undergraduate student at University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez)

  • Mr. D. Torres (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2015, (He is an undergraduate student at Texas State University)

  • Ms. M. Lassell, REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2016, (She is an undergraduate student at University of Scranton)

  • Ms. D. Honstain (*), REU student, June 1 – August 1, 2016, (She is an undergraduate student at Highline College, Des Moines, WA)

  • Ms. A. Stephan (*), Undergraduate Research, Spring 2016, (She works in a company)

VISITING STUDENTS & RESEARCH SCHOLARS

  • Ms. Natalia Rinaldi, Visiting PhD student, (funded by Spanish government), 09-12/2015, University of Oviedo, Spain (She is a PhD student at UO)

  • Mr. H.X. Shen (*), Visiting Ph.D. student (funded by Chinese government), 10/2014-10/2015, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (He is a PhD student at HIT)

  • Mr. A. Talaat (*), Visiting Ph.D. student (funded by Spanish government), 03-06/2015, University of the Basque Country, Spain(He is a PhD student at UBC)

  • Mr. J. Cruz Vargas, Visiting M.S. student (funded by Mexican government), 03-06/2015, Instituto de Investigacion en Materials, Mexico(He is a MS student at IIM)

  • Dr. X.L. Hou(*), Visiting Scientist (funded by Chinese government), April 1, 2014 - March 30, 2015, Shanghai University, China (She is an Associate Professor at SU)

  • Mr. L. Dao(*), Visiting Ph.D. student (funded by Vietnamese government), July 1-December 31/2014, Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam (He is a PhD student at HUS)

  • Prof. Oscar Iglesias, Visiting scientist, July 8 – August 7, 2013, Dpt. Fisica Fonamental, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Dr. P. Zhang(*), Visiting PhD student, Jan. 20-Feb. 11, 2013, Chungbuk National University, South Korea

  • Dr. F. Qin, Visiting scientist, December 10-28, 2012, University of Bristol, United Kingdom (He is a JSPS research fellow, Japan)

  • Mr. Y. Yu(*), Visiting researcher, October 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013, LG, South Korea (He is a PhD student at Yonsei University)

  • Ms. D.T.M. Hue, Visiting PhD student, July – October 2012, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

  • Dr. A. Puri, 2010 – 2012, University of South Florida, USA (She is a research volunteer in our group)

  • Dr. H.T. Ngo, Visiting scientist, June-August 2011, Hanoi National University, Vietnam (She is an Associate Professor of Physics at HNU)

  • Dr. R. Caballero-Flores, Visiting scientist, July-October 2011, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

  • Ms. R. Shelden, REU student, June-August 2011, College of Maryland

  • Dr. A. Figueroa, Visiting PhD student, April-July 2010, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

  • (Unless specified(*), co-supervised USF students and researchers with Prof. Hari Srikanth at the Functional Materials Laboratory)