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» MRSEC and Alexei Gruverman are featured on the BTN - Big Ten LiveBIG campaign (Feb. 2015)
» Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences was held on Nov. 6-8, 2014, here at UNL. The theme of this year’s conference was “Nano Rising”.(Nov. 2014)
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» Xia Hong is featured on NSF Science 360 about her research in improving nanostructures (April 2014).
» Alexei Gruverman is named a fellow of the American Physical Society for pioneering contribution to the development of piezoresponse force microscopy for ferroelectric and piezoelectric heterostructures. (Jan. 2014).
» NanoDays 2014 was held at Gateway Shopping Mall on Apr.5! NanoDays
» The book "Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale: Basics and Applications", edited by Vladimir Fridkin and Stephen Ducharme, was recently published by Springer (Jan. 2014).

» David Sellmyer is named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the physics of magnetic materials and nanostructures and director of NCMN. (Nov. 2013)

» The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS13) was held on Oct. 24-26, 2013, here at UNL. The theme of this year’s conference was Nano Trek”.

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» UNL will lead a $7M research collaboration involving six universities and an industry consortium to develop a new generation of electronic devices. 6 MRSEC scientists are the core of the team.
» Christian Binek's APS Physics Viewpoint "Controlling Magnetism with a Flip of a Switch" was published in Physics 6, 13 (Feb. 2013).
» An international team of scientists, including Nebraska MRSEC physicists Evgeny Tsymbal, Alexei Gruverman, and J. D. Burton, has discovered a new approach to realize giant resistive switching, as reported in Nature Materials and featured in the UNL press release (Febr. 2013).
» NanoDays 2013 was held at Gateway Shopping Mall on April 6! NanoDays
» David J. Sellmyer has been quoted by C&EN article "Powerful Pull To New Magnets" (Jan. 2013).
» Haidong Lu (Gruverman group) won the UNL 2013 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award (Jan. 2013).
» Juan Colón Santana (Dowben group) won the UNL 2013 Lowe R. and Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award (Jan. 2013).
» Jinsong Huang wins NSF career award to build a better solar cell (Dec. 2012).
» Paper from Dowben group highlighted by IOP Labtalk (Dec. 2012).
» Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center is featured on NSF Science 360 News Service (Dec. 2012).
» Image from Sellmyer group featured on Magnetic Technology International - Showcase 2012 - cover page (Nov. 2012).
» Ning Wu (Dowben group) won the 2012 postdoctoral award of the American Vacuum Society - Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures (Nov. 2012).
» WoPHY 2012 - "The Nanoworld is Not Enough" - was held on Oct. 18-20 at UNL.WoPHY 2012
» Evgeny Tsymbal co-edited a book "Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures which is published by Oxford University Press. The book is written by world-recognized scientists working in the field of complex oxides (Sept. 2012).
» Image from Dowben group featured on physica status solidi b cover page - collaborative research with MRSEC summer visitors from UPR (Aug. 2012).
» Xiao Cheng Zeng becomes Associate Editor for the journal "Nanoscale" of the Royal Society of Chemistry (May 2012).
» MRSEC hosted a visit by industrial liaisons from NRI (May 2012).
» The Nebraska MRSEC Site Visit was held on May 21-22, 2012.
» David Sellmyer is the recipient of the Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award 2012 (Apr. 2012).
» Xia Hong receives NSF CAREER Award (Apr. 2012).
» NanoDays 2012 - March 24 - Westfield Shopping Mall NanoDays 2012
» Our Nebraska MRSEC Review and Industry Workshop was held on March 22-23, 2012.
» Mathias Schubert is named a fellow of the American Physical Society for the development of generalized ellipsometry and the invention of the Optical Hall Effect (Nov. 2011).
» Juan Colon received the Leo M. Falicov Student Award which recognizes outstanding research performed by a graduate student in areas of interest to the Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division of AVS. (Nov. 2011) UNL press release
» MRSEC's "Materials Girls" Conference was a big success! (Oct. 2011) WoPHY 2011
» The Nebraska Research Initiative supports the proposal to establish a MRSEC shared facility. The new facility will comprise molecular beam epitaxy, scanning probe microscopy, and x-ray photoemission/electron spectroscopy in one instrument.
» Xi He has been recognized as winner of the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting Student Award "Silver". Xi He is the first Nebraska student receiving this prestigious award. (Apr. 2011)
» MRSEC hosted a visit by industrial liaisons from NRI (Apr. 2011).
» J.D. Burton and Evgeny Tsymbal’s work on electrically controlled spin-valve effect made the front web page of Phys. Rev. Lett. with the synopsis of this article being featured by the PRL editor (Apr. 2011).
» NanoDays 2011 - April 2 - Westfield Shopping Mall NanoDays2011
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» Shireen Adenwalla is elected as Secretary/Treasurer of GMAG (Mar. 2011).
» Collaborative research paper by S. Ducharme, A. Gruverman, and J. Huang published by Nature Mat. (Feb. 2011).
» Collaborative research paper by K. Belashchenko, C. Binek, and P. Dowben ;published inPRL (Feb. 2011).
» Evgeny Tsymbal and group members were involved in research on complex oxide heterostructures that was published in Science and Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (Feb. 2011).
» The book "Scanning Probe Microscopy of Functional Materials", edited by Sergei V. Kalinin and Alexei Gruverman, was recently published by Springer (Jan. 2011).
» The "Handbook of Spin Transport and Magnetism" edited by Evgeny Tsymbal and Igor Žutić will soon be published by Taylor & Francis (Jan. 2011).
» Xi He has been selected for the 2011 UNL Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award (Dec. 2010).
» Ralph Skomski is named fellow of the American Physical Society (Dec. 2010).
» The Nebraska MRSEC Review and Symposium was held on October 18-19, 2010.>
» Nebraska MRSEC received SRC/NSF Supplement Grant: Study and Control of Intrinsic Magnetization at the Boundary of a Magnetoelectric for Electrically Switchable Magnetic Nanostructures (Oct. 2010). (Press release SRC ECN News)
» MRSEC faculty members contributed to the second Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference at UNL (Oct. 2010). WoPHY 2010
» Spintronics breakthrough documented by UNL MRSEC team (June 2010). See NSF Discovery web page.
» Alexei Gruverman received Outstanding Achievement Award at ISIF 2010 (June 2010).
» J.D. Burton received the 2010 Outstanding Postdoc Award by the UNL Office of Postdoctoral Studies (April 2010).
» Evgeny Tsymbal’s research was featured in an invited article at AZoM.com under a section “Materials Thought Leaders Series” (March 2010).
» The paper “Nanomagnetics by Ralph Skomski was selected as one of the top 20 most cited JPCM Topical Review articles and the JPCM special issue “Half-Metallic Ferromagnets” edited by Peter Dowben as one of the top 20 special issues (Nov. 2009).
» MRSEC faculty members contributed to the first Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference at UNL (Oct. 2009). Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference
» The Nebraska MRSEC Review and Symposium was held on Oct. 1-2, 2009.
» MRSEC hosted a visit by industrial liaisons from NRI (Sept. 2009).
» Nebraska MRSEC video featured on NSF's Science 360 News (Sept. 2009).
» MRSEC summer teachers Steve Wignall and Nick Reding are one of the first people to see the world's first all-electric production car (July 2009).
» 2008 REU summer student Aaron Cochran has been chosen as a 2007-2008 Co-op Meritorious Achievement Award recipient at the University of Wisconsin-Stout! (May 2009) Thank you to his mentor Prof. Shield!
» Two MRSEC grad students (Zhen Li and Xi He) received Best Poster Award at the UNL Research Fair (April 2009).
» Image from Binek group featured on Nanotechnology's cover page (March 2009).
» Image from PRL paper 102, 106803 (2009), Karolina Janicka et. al featured on PRL's cover page (March 2009).
» Jeff Shield and six MRSEC faculty receive NSF-REU grant (Feb. 2009).
» Eva Franke-Schubert receives NSF CAREER Award (Jan. 2009).
» Nebraska MRSEC receives an $8.1M grant from NSF to support research in nanomagnetism through 2014 (Sept. 2008).
» Evgeny Tsymbal is named fellow of the American Physical Society (Oct. 2008).
» MRSEC hosted a visit by industrial liaisons from NRI (Oct. 2008).
» Teachers develop lessons and activities (RET program Summer 2008).
» Kirill Belashchenko receives Cottrell Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (July 2008).
» The paper “Correlation effects and electronic structure of Gd@C60,” by R. F. Sabirianov et al.,J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 082201 (2007), was selected as one of the Top Papers 2007 (March 2008).
» Evgeny Tsymbal is named a fellow of the UK Institute of Physics (March 2008).
» Oxford University Press published book “Simple Models of Magnetism” by Ralph Skomski (March 2008).
» John D. Burton received Presidential Fellowship, University of Nebraska 2007-2008.
» Karolina Janicka received Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Graduate Fellowship 2007-2008.
» The following students (all MRSEC!) received the Best Student Poster Awards at the 54th Midwest Solid State Conference (Oct. 2007):
- "The Origins of Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance in Nanoscale Ferromagnetic Metal Break Junctions" by J. D. Burton (Physics, E. Tsymbal)
- "Locally Probed Ferroelectricity of Ferroelectric Nanomesas by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy" by Jihee Kim (Physics, S. Ducharme)
- "Magnetization Precession and Damping in Ni/Pt Bilayers" by Steven Michalski (Physics, R. Kirby)
- "Temperature Dependent Dielectric Function of Al0.52In0.48P and Ga0.52In0.48P" by Eric Montgomery (Electr. Eng., M. Schubert)
- "Scaling Behavior of the Exchange Bias Training Effect" by Srinivas Polisetty (Physics, Ch. Binek)
- "Thermodynamics of Itinerant Magnets: A Simple Classical Model with Longitudinal Spin Fluctuations" by Alexsander Wysocki (Physics, K. Belashchenko).
» University of Nebraska hosted the 54th Midwest Solid State Conference (Oct. 2007).
» The Nebraska MRSEC Review was held on October 5, 2007.
» Peter Dowben is named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society (Oct. 2007).
» Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter published a special issue on “Half-Metallic Ferromagnets” edited by P. A. Dowben (August 2007).
» Evgeny Tsymbal received the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from College of Arts and Sciences (May 2007).
» Evgeny Tsymbal received the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from College of Arts and Sciences (May 2007).
» Nebraska MRSEC received NRI/NSF Supplement Grant: Multiferroic Interfaces: New Paradigms for Functional Switching (April 2007).
» Christian Binek received Outstanding Young Scientist Award from Sigma Xi (April 2007).
» A. Sokolov, C. Zhang, E. Y. Tsymbal, J. Redepenning, and B. Doudin’s Nature Nanotechnology paper “Quantized magnetoresistance in atomic-size contacts” was featured in Physics World, Materials Today, the Economist, TechWorld, by the Institute of Physics PhysicsWeb, the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics (Feb. 2007).
» Xiangxin Rui received Pierson Graduate Research Award 2007.
» Lu Yuan received University-wide Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award 2007.
» Danqin Feng received Fling Fellowship 2006-2007 and Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2007.
» The paper 'Nanomagnetics' by R. Skomski J. Phys: Condens. Matter 15, R841-896 (2003) was selected by SPIE as one of the top 50 papers ever published in the field of nanotechnology theory and modeling and included in a reprint volume (2006).
» J. D. Burton received UNL College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award and Graduate Student Research Competition Prize at UNL Research Fair (2006).
» Christian Binek and J. D. Burton received Best Poster Award at 53rd Midwest Solid State Conference, Kansas City 2006.
» Peter Dowben received Excellence in Graduate Education Award and College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Award 2006.
» Luis Rosa received GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship 2005 and UNL College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Research Assistant Award 2006.
» David Sellmyer received University of Nebraska Sigma Xi Outstanding Scientist Award 2005-2006.
» Danqin Feng received University of Nebraska Frank and Marie Wheeler Fellowship 2005-2006.
» Anthony Caruso received Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award 2005.
» Peter A. Dowben and Xiao Cheng Zeng were elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (Oct. 2005).
» Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Steve Wignall (RET Participant) have Trophy Award Winner Paper at MRS Fall Meeting 2004.
» Peter Dowben is named Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (Nov. 2004).
» Anthony Caruso received Sigma Xi Graduate Student Paper Award (2004) and Bukey Memorial Fellowship (2004-2005).