- Visiting staff, University of Cambridge, Materials Science department, 2017-present.
- VENI Research Fellow, University of Groningen, Nanostructure of Functional oxides, 2017-Present
- Rubicon Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, Materials Science department, 2014-2016.
- Research Associate (PhD), University of Groningen, Solid state for electronics, 2008-2013.
Field of intrest and research contribution:
- My interest is to manufacture devices from smart materials (either in thin film form or single crystals) those display remarkable electronic and spintronics for two purposes: 1- lowering the power consumption, 2- integration of sub-nanometric devices in present electronics.
- My main focus is on devices based on domain walls, for their charcterization I apply scanning probe microscopy techniques: AFM, c-AFM, PFM, EFM, MFM, KPFM, STM/STS, … .
- The combination of the interdependent microscopy techniques, enables continual spatially resolved characterization over a variety of length scales from atomic up to mesoscopic probing distances.
- My ultimate goal is to design synchronous nanoscopic measurements along with mesoscopic characterization, in order to improve the device performance.
Honours, Awards and Memberships:
- The laureate of “Rubicon” funds with a yearly budget of 60K pounds for a period of two years, 2014 with 12% success rate. Project title: “spintronic via carbon”.
- The laureate of “VENI” funds with 250K euros funding for a period of 3 years. Project title: “beyond Moore’s law with nano-capacitors”.
- SCR Member of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 2014-2017.
- http://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/20141120_noheda http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/rg-tfp111414php
- Number of presentations: 46 which among those 6 are invited.
- Supervision of 19 student
- Number of collaboration: 32
- Project lead of 2 nationally awarded grant
- 12 publications (445 citations), including one chapter of a book.
- Conduction through domain walls in BiFeO3 thin films. Physical Review Letters (2011), recognized as “Highly cited paper” by web of Science.
- Artificial chemical and magnetic structure at domain walls of epitaxial oxide. Nature (2014). Featured in Nature Views and News and released in RUG press.
- Nanodomain engineering in ferroelectric capacitors with graphene electrodes, Nanoletters (2016)
- Tuning the atomic and domain structure of epitaxial films of thin films. Physical Review B (2009)
- Local conductivity and the role of vacancies around domain walls of BiFeO3 thin films, Journal of Applied Physics (2012), chosen as the “editorial board pick”.
- A chapter of a book: “Conduction effects on domain walls in multiferroics”, Title: “Oxide spintronics”, Publisher: “Pan Stanford”. ISBN: 978-9814774994
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