Congratulations to MSE Graduate student Jesse Schimpf on being award an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Jesse Schimpf is first-year graduate student working in Professor Martin’s Lab. His NSF research title is "Discovery and Design of New Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials.”
Research Summary: Modern electronics rely on a narrow set of core materials that have been around for decades, but advances in high-throughput computational workflows have enabled the rapid design of new materials to meet the growing demand for improved performance and specific functionalities. As an NSF fellow, I will synthesize and characterize one such material, LuGaO3, which is predicted by the Materials Project to be ferroelectric, and attempt to integrate it with a known multiferroic, LuFeO3, to create a new multiferroic with strong electromagnetic coupling and enhanced ferroelectric response.

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