News

March 2022: APS March meeting. Nabin, Kishwar, and Kamal present talks on their research in Chicago!

February 2022: New publication. Nabin's paper in collaboration with Sinead Griffin's group LBNL is published in PRB! In this paper we investigated ferroelectric switching mechanisms in the Aurivillius oxide Bi2WO6 and explored electric field control of single Fe spins doped into the ferroelectric oxide host.

February 8, 2022: Ferro2022 Workshop. Beth presents an invited talk at the Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials Workshop on "Charge order textures induced by non-linear lattice couplings in a half-doped manganite"

December 2021: XSEDE allocation. We renew our XSEDE allocation on the Expanse cluster.

November 2021: Nabin passes his qualifying exam. Congratulations!

October 2021: Seminar. Beth presents a theory seminar at the Molecular Foundry at LBNL.

October 2021: Three new PRB's. We have three new papers published in PRB, all focusing on high pressure behavior of layered oxides. Two of the papers are theory-experiment collaborations with Jan Musfeldt's group at University of Tennessee.

September 2021: ONR grant. We receive a grant from the Office of Naval Research to support research on piezoelectricity in layered perovskite oxides. Thank you for the support!

June 2021: New publication. Our paper with Lena Kourkoutis' group on exotic charge ordering that breaks inversion symmetry in Nd1/2Sr1/2MnO3 appears in Nature Communications!

March 2021: APS March Meeting. Nabin presents a talk on his work on "Ferroelectric switching in the Aurivillius phase oxide SrBi2Ta2O9 from first principles."

January 2021: Ferro2021 Workshop. Beth serves as a co-organizer of the Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials Workshop, held virtually this year.

January 2021: Farewell Sriram. Sriram starts a new position at Micron Technology. Good luck in your new job and we will miss you!

December 2020: Farewell Zachary. Zachary graduates from UC Merced with a degree in MSE. Congratulations!

December 2020: XSEDE allocation. The Nowadnick group is awarded a research allocation of 476,153 service units on the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Expanse Cluster.

Aug. 19, 2020: New publication. Our paper with Sang-Wook Cheong's group on hybrid improper ferroelectric Sr3Sn2O7 appears in Advanced Functional Materials!

June 2020: Welcome Zachary. UC Merced undergraduate student Zachary Clemens joins the group for the summer as a part of the UROC SOAR program.

January 26-29: Ferro2020 Workshop.  Beth and Sriram attend the Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials Workshop held in Silver Spring, MD. Beth presented a talk and Sriram presented a poster. Sriram won a best poster award at the workshop, congratulations!

January 2020: Welcome Kishwar and Kamal. MBSE PhD student Kishwar Hasin and Physics PhD student Kamal Hossain join the Nowadnick group.

Nov. 19, 2010: New publication. Our paper with Jan Musfeldt's group at the University of Tennessee on ferroelastic domain walls in Ca3Ti2O7 is published in Nature Communications!

Nov. 18, 2019: New publication. Our paper on polar A-site ordered SmBaMn2O6 appears as an Editor's Suggestion in PRB!

Sept. 1, 2019: Welcome Nabaraj. Physics PhD student Nabaraj Pokhrel has joined the group!

Aug. 15, 2019: Nowadnick Group moves to UC Merced.  Beth has started as an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Merced.