News


06-2021 Alyssa Simpson received George E. & Mary K. Haskell Scholarship. Congratulations!
05-2021 Ethan Van Winkle (RET teacher) and Elena Belashchenko (high school student) joined the group for summer research.
04-2021 Hailey Anderson received funding from UCARE and McNair to do research in the group.
03-2021 Dawei Li becomes professor at Dalian University of Technology early this year. Congratulations, Professor Li!
01-2021 Xuegang Chen becomes professor at Anhui University early this year. Congratulations, Professor Chen!
08-2020 Alyssa Simpson (undergraduate) made a video presentation "Novel van der Waals Hetersostrutures for High Performance Nanoelectronics" for UNL Summer 2020 symposium, as a part of her UCARE project. Check it out here.
04-2020 Dawei Li recently published a paper "Polar Coupling Enabled Nonlinear Optical Filtering at MoS2/Ferroelectric Heterointerfaces" in Nature Communications, which is featured in Nebraska Today. Read about it here.
03-2019 Michael Bengston featured as former intern in a video of Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR). Check it out here.
06-2018 Le Zhang received his Ph.D. degrees from UNL in December. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang!
05-2018 Ethan Gubbels (undergraduate), Patty Niemoth (RET teacher) and Arnavaz Adenwalla (high school student) joined the group for summer research.
05-2018 Carson received funding from UCARE to do summer research in the group.
05-2018 Michael Bengston recieved the Energy Sciences Research Summer internship.
03-2018 Spencer Prockish gave a talk at the APS March meeting.
12-2017 Two graduate students: Anil and Zhiyong received their Ph.D. degrees from UNL in December. Congratulations, Dr. Rajapitamuhuni and Dr. Xiao!
11-2017 Asheley Hollland delivered an invited student talk at the Wophys conference.
09-2017 Le Zhang received the Graduate Travel Award Program (GTAP) awardfor attending the 24th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics (iWOE 24), September 24-27, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
08-2017 Ashley Clegg, a high school student, along with Myles Neloms and Harrison Rivers, REU students from North Carolina A&T, presented their research at the 2017 UNL research fair.
06-2017 Zhiyong Xiao recently published a paper "Ferroelectric-Domain-Patterning-Controlled Schottky Junction State in Monolayer MoS2" in Physical Review Letters, which is featured in Nebraska Today. Read about it here.
05-2017 Michael Bengston, an undergraduate student at UNL, joins the group.
02-2017 Spencer Prockish presents his research on hybrid perovskite solar cells at UNL's Red Talk,WoPhyS, and Research at the Capitol.
06-2016 Dr. Jingfeng Song joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher.
05-2016 Spencer Prockish received funding from UCARE to continue research on perovskite solar cells.
05-2016 Anil Rajapitamahuni recently published a paper "Giant Enhancement of Magnetic Anisotropy in Ultrathin Manganite Films via Nanoscale 1D Periodic Depth Modulation" in Physical Review Letters, which is featured in Nebraska Today. Read about it here.
05-2016 Dr. Xia Hong recieved the Early Career Award from the DOE's office of science
03-2016 Josh Gerdes, an incoming undergraduate, Ashley Holland, a undergraduate student, and AJ Benker, a high school teacher, all join the group for the 2016 summer.
03-2016 Anil Rajapitamahuni is selected as a finalist for the best student presentation at the 2016 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference
02-2016 Spencer Prockish, a undergraduate student, recieved the Energy Sciences Research Summer internship.
08-2015 REU student, Daniel Vega, presented his research at the UNL Fall 2015 Research Fair.
07-2015 Courtney Matulka made a video about reasearch in the lab staring Josh Gerdes and Zhiyong Xiao. Check it out here.
05-2015 High school teachers, Scott Burns and Courtney Matulka, begin to conduct summer research in the group.
06-2014 Two undergraduate students, Peter Kosch and Jarold McWilliams, joined the group in the summer of 2014.
05-2014 Nolan Derives, a senior student at EE, graduated this summer and become an electrical designer at Northern Natural Gas. He had been working in the lab since his sophomore year on structure characterizations of epitaxial oxide thin films.
05-2014 Jennifer Hamblin, a undergraduate student, won the Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Research for her research on PFM studies of domain thermal stability in ferroelectric polymer thin films.
04-2014
The video UNL produced about the research project funded by NSF Career was featured on NSF's Science 360 News Service. More information can be found here.
09-2013 Zhiyong Xiao, a graduate student, won the outstanding poster presentation in the 57th midwest solid state conference. More information can be found here.