List of PhD Students (Cumulative)

Minh-Hai Nguyen (2017)
Dissertation title –
Subsequent position:  Member Technical Staff, Intel

Praveen Gowtham (2015)
Dissertation title – “Magnetoelastic Interactions and Spin-Transfer Torque Driven Dynamics in Ultrathin Ferromagnetic Nanostructures
Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate, Applied Physics, Cornell

Junbo Park (2015)
Dissertation title – “Orthogonal Spin Torque Devices”
Subsequent position: Staff researcher, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea

Chi-Feng Pai (2015)
Dissertation title – “The Spin Hall Effect Induced Spin Transfer Torque in Magnetic Heterostructures”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate, Materials Science, MIT

Yun Li (2014)
Dissertation title – “Interfacial effect in FeCoB based magnetic tunnel junctions and spin Hall effect bi-layer structures”
Subsequent position:  Faculty position, Physics Department, Hangzhou University

OukJae Lee (2012)
Dissertation title – “Non-collinear spin-torque driven excitation in nanomagnets”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate – U. California, Berkeley CA

Eric Ryan (2012)
Dissertation title – “Critical current enhancement in magnetic spin-transfer nano-devices through doping with the rare earth terbium”
Subsequent position:  Staff member – STT, Inc.

Hsin-Wei Tseng (2012)
Dissertation title – Spin-torque effects in MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions”
Subsequent position:  Research Staff member – HGST Inc., San Jose, CA

Luqiao Liu (2012)
Dissertation title –“ Manipulation Of Magnetic Moment Using The Spin Current From Magnetic And Non-Magnetic Materials”
Subsequent position:  Research staff member, T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY

Vlad Pribiag (2010)
Dissertation title – “Spin-Dependent Transport and X-Ray Imaging of Microwave-Frequency Magnetic Vortex Oscillations in Nanoscale Spin Valves”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate, Delft Institute of Technology, Delft, NE

John C. Read (2009)
Dissertation title – “Magnesium Boron Oxide Tunnel Barriers”
Subsequent position:  National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Patrick M. Braganca (2008)
Dissertation title – “Material and Structural Enhancements to Spin Transfer Phenomena in Nanopillar Spin-Valve Devices”
Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA

Gregory D. Fuchs (2007)
Dissertation title – “Spin-transfer effects in nanoscale magnetic tunnel junctions and spin valves”
Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics Dept. UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

Ozhan Ozatay (2007)
Dissertation title – “Spin dependent transport and spin transfer in nanoconstrictions and currect confined nanomagnets”
Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA

Phillip G. Mather (2006)
Dissertation title – “Electronic structure of oxide tunnel barriers and gallium arsenide-ferromagnet interfaces”
Subsequent position: Member Technical Staff, Freescale Electronics, Chandler AZ.

Nathan C. Emley (2006)
Dissertation title – “Magnetic multilayer nanopillars for the study of current-induced reversal of a thin magnetic layer”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics Dept., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Preeti Chalansi (2006)
Dissertation title – “Andreev point contact spectroscopy studies of spin dependent interfacial electron transport.”
Subsequent position – Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Research Council – Montreal, Canada

Ei-leen Tan (2005)
Dissertation title –
Subsequent position:  Member of Technical Staff, AASTAR, Singapore.

Andrew C. Perrella (2004)
Dissertation title – “Ballistic Electron Transport in Aluminum Oxide”
Subsequent position – Research staff member – NIST-Gaithersburg

Michael Joseph Berninger (2004)
Dissertation title – “The physics and validation of the yttrium-barium-copper oxide Josephson junction disordered barrier model.
Subsequent position:  Staff member – Bechtel

Frank Joseph Albert (2003)
Dissertation title – “The fabrication and measurement of current perpendicular to the plane magnetic nanostructures for the study of the spin transfer effect”
Subsequent position:  Law school

Monica J. Plisch (2001)
Dissertation title – “Atomic scale structure of copper/cobalt multilayers and cobalt/alumina/cobalt magnetic tunnel junctions”
Subsequent position:  Director of Educational Outreach – Center for Nanoscale Systems – Cornell University

William H. Rippard (2001)
Dissertation title – “Ballistic electron magnetic microscopy: hot-electron transport studies and magnetic imaging of ferromagnetic multilayer films, nanostructures, and tunnel junctions”
Subsequent position:   Research staff member – NIST –Boulder

Jason Peter Sydow (1999)
Dissertation title – “Modified role of oxygen in stressed YBa2Cu3O7-x superconducting systems”
Subsequent position:  Consultant – Boston Associates

Shashi Kant Upadhyay (1999)
Dissertation title – “Nanocontact Studies of Metals and Their Interfaces,”
Subsequent position:  Consultant – McKinsey Associates

Martin Klaus Weilmeier (1998)
Dissertation title – “Ballistic electron emission microscopy and metallic band structure effects”
Subsequent position: Technical staff member – Sequent Computing

Richard Nam Louie (1997)
Dissertation title – “Point contact spectroscopy with nanofabricated junctions of spin and energy dependent transport in heterogeneous ferromagnetic systems”
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor – Physics Department, Pacific Lutheran University

Brian H. Moeckly (1994)
Dissertation title –  “Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide Thin Films and Josephson Weak
Links:  The Role of Oxygen Disorder and Vacancy Aggregation”
Subsequent position:  Research Staff Member, Conductus – Sunnyvale, California

Elizabeth Carr (1994)
Dissertation title –  “Composition, Chemical Structure and Electrical Properties of Thin
Silicon Oxides Prepared by Oxidation of Silicon in Nitrous Oxide”
Subsequent position:  Research Staff Member, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, California

Daniel Ralph (1994)
Dissertation title –  “Microscopy with Nanoconstrictions:  Studies of Electron Scattering
From Defects and Impurities Within Metals”
Subsequent Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University

Leonid Pesenson (1992)
Dissertation title –  “1/f Noise and Two Level Resistance Fluctuations in Tunnel      Junctions and Weak Link Structures”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ.

Hye-Rim Kim (1991)
Dissertation title –  “Growth and Low Frequency Noise Properties of Grey Tin Films”
Subsequent position:  Staff member, ETRI, Opto-Electronics Section, Korea

Daniel K. Lathrop (1991)
Dissertation title –  “Josephson Properties of High Temperature Superconducting Yttrium Barium
Copper Oxide Grain Boundary Weak Links”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY

Hans David Hallen (1991)
Dissertation title –  “Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy Studies of Gold-Silicon Interfaces”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ.

Stephen E. Russek (1990)
Dissertation title –  “Growth, Microstructure, and Transport Properties of High Tc
Superconducting Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide Thin Films”
Subsequent position: Staff Member, NIST, Boulder, CO

Kenneth Rudolph Farmer, II (1990)
Dissertation title –  “Defect Dynamics and Wear-out in Thin Silicon Oxide Dielectrics”
Subsequent position:  Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Raphael Peter Robertazzi (1990)
Dissertation title –  “An Experimental Study of the Frequency Dependence of the Josephson
Current in Josephson Tunnel Junctions”
Subsequent position: Member technical staff, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY

Kristin Sarah Ralls (1990)
Dissertation title –  “Electrical Transport in Metal Nanobridges:  An Ultra-small System”
Subsequent position:  Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

Scott Alan Nelson (1988)
Dissertation title –  “Thin SiO2 Films Grown on Silicon by Low Temperature Plasma
Anodization and Rapid Thermal Processing:  An Electro-Structural Analysis”
Subsequent position:  Staff Member, Research and Development, Honeywell Corporation

Charles Thorne Rogers, Jr. (1987)
Dissertation title – “A Study of Individual Electron Trapping Centers and 1/f Noise in Metal-
Insulator-Metal Tunnel Junctions”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate, BellCore Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ

Glen Nyberg (1985)
Dissertation title –  “Production and Study of Stoichiometric Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films”
Subsequent position:  Staff Member, General Motors Research Center

Brian Dominic Hunt (1985)
Dissertation title –  “Intense Quasiparticle Tunnel Injection Along a One Dimensional
Superconductor:  Nonequilibrium Phenomena and Device Applications”
Subsequent position:  Member Technical Staff, General Electric Research Laboratories

Ursula Jane Gibson (1983)
Dissertation title –  “Optical and Structural Properties of Thin Film Composites”
Subsequent position:  Assistant Professor, Optical Sciences Center, Univ. Arizona

James Charles Brown (1983)
Dissertation title –  “Quasi-Three-Dimensional, High Current Density Josephson Junctions”
Subsequent position:  Staff Member, Honeywell Research Center

Alan Willis Kleinsasser (1981)
Dissertation title –  “Small-Area Niobium Tunnel Junctions with Relative Ion Beam Oxidation”
Subsequent position: Member technical staff, IBM Research, Yorktown

John Michael Warlaumont (1980)
Dissertation title – “Properties of Superconductor-Normal Metal-Superconductor Microbridges”
Subsequent position:  Member technical staff, IBM Research, Yorktown

Harold G. Craighead (1980)
Dissertation title –  “Optical Properties and Solar Selectivity of Metal-Insulator Composite Films”
Subsequent position:  Member of Technical Staff – Bell Laboratories

Clifford Marc Bastuscheck (1980)
Dissertation title – “Superconducting Diamagnetism in Samples of (SN)x, TaSe3 and NbSe3”
Subsequent position:  Postdoctoral Associate, New York University

Postdoctoral Associates (Cumulative)

Sriharsha Aradhya 10/1/2013 – 6/30/2017
Subsequent position:  Member technical staff:  Western Digital

Graham Rowland 11/1/2012 – 10/31/2015
Subsequent position:  Member technical staff:  BBN/Raytheon

Luis Vilela-Leao 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2014
Subsequent position:  Assistant Professor, Univ Fed Pernambuco, Brazil

Takahiro Morayami 9/1/09 – 9/1/11
Subsequent position:  Assistant Professor, Kyoto University

Zhipan Li 6/1/06 – 1/15/08
Subsequent position: Research staff member, Brion Technologies

Ilya Krivorotov 8/1/02-8/10/05
Subsequent position:  Assistant Professor,   Phys. Depart.,  UC Irvine

Jordan Katine 9/13/96-9/12/97
Subsequent position:  Member of technical staff, IBM Research, Almaden, CA

Yizi Xu  9/21/92-9/30/95
Subsequent position:  Member of technical staff,  NIST/Boulder

Hye-Rim Kim 3/7/91-11/30/94
Subsequent position: Member of research staff,  ETRI, Opto -Electronics

Roberto Saletti 1987
Subsequent position: Research Faculty,  Univ. di Pisa, Pisa Italy

Keichi Tanabe 1987-1988
Subsequent position: Member of technical staff,  NIT, Tokyo Japan

Ilona Blattner-Merkle  6/86-9/87
Subsequent position: Research staff, Gretag, Zurich

Gosta Ehnholm  1/79-6/80
Subsequent position:  Research Faculty, Helsinki Technical University, Finland

James Yeh  1977-1978
Subsequent position:  Member technical staff,  IBM Research, Yorktown

Alessandro Callegari  6/78-8/80
Subsequent position:  Member technical staff,  IBM Research, Yorktown

Claes-Goran Granquist  1976-1977
Subsequent position:  Faculty member  Univ. Chalmers Tech. Univ.