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OnderzoekZernike (ZIAM)Nanostructures of Functional Oxides

Saeedeh Farokhipoor

VENI Research Fellow (NWO)
VENI Research Fellow (NWO)

Professional experiences:

  • 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.

News release:

Research output:

  • 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.

Selected publications:

  • 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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