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October 28, 2018: APS Valley Prize
Julia was selected as the 2019 recipient of the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize from the American Physical Society. This prize is given biennially to "recognize one individual in the early stages of his or her career for an outstanding scientific contribution to physics that is deemed to have significant potential for a dramatic impact on the field." Julia was cited "for the pico-engineering and synthesis of the first room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic material."
Thank you very much to the APS for their recognition and course to all of the colleagues and collaborators who were involved in this effort!

October 18, 2018: Aramont Fund Award
Julia was selected as the inaugural recipient of an award from Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research! This award supports high-risk, high-reward scientific research at Harvard. Our project will employ a new design strategy to make topological superconductors for quantum computing. Thank you very much to the Aramont Fund for their support of our work!

October 2, 2018: Spring MRS Symposium on Oxide Quantum Materials
We are co-organizing a new symposium on Emergent Phenomena in Oxide Quantum Materials at the 2019 Spring MRS meeting. This symposium will discuss advances in theory, synthesis and characterization/measurement of these materials. We have a tremendous line-up of invited speakers. Please consider submitting an abstract (by October 31st) and joining us in Phoenix next spring.

September 26, 2018: Welcome Xaviera
Xaviera Zime has joined our group as a undergraduate researcher! Xaviera is a current first-year student at Harvard College interested in concentrating in physics. Welcome Xaviera!

September 21, 2018: Welcome Grant
Grant Meiners has joined our group as a undergraduate researcher! Grant is a current first-year student at Harvard College interested in concentrating in physics. Welcome to the group Grant!

August 31, 2018: Welcome Grace
Grace Pan has joined our group as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow! Grace completed her B.S. in physics at Yale University where she worked in the group of Judy Cha on understanding topological crystalline insulators and transition metal dichalcogenide devices. She also was a visiting student researcher in the group of David Goldhaber-Gordon at Stanford University. Grace was a recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for her research. Welcome Grace!

August 27, 2018: New LEEM/PEEM
Our collaborative NSF-MRI grant was funded! This award will support the acquisition of an aberration-corrected low energy electron microscope to be housed in Harvard's CNS facility. We look forward to using the high-resolution LEEM/PEEM to probe the surfaces of our MBE-grown films and very much appreciate the support of the National Science Foundation.

August 6, 2018: Welcome Qi
Dr. Qi Song has joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar! Qi recently completed her PhD in physics at Fudan University in the group of Donglai Feng during which time she was also a visiting scholar at MIT. Qi’s PhD studies used MBE and ARPES to study superconducting FeSe on oxide templates as well as to investigate electron gases at oxide interfaces. She holds a B.S. in physics from Tongji University. Welcome Qi!

August 1, 2018: Welcome Charles
Dr. Charles Brooks has joined our group as a research associate! Charles was previously a postdoctoral scholar at Cornell University in the group of Darrell Schlom where he explored how defects and interfaces could tune the properties of a number of complex oxide systems grown by MBE. He holds a B.S. in Physics and Materials Science from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Materials Science from Penn State University. Welcome Charles!

May 28, 2018: EPiQS Postdoctoral Symposium
Julia co-organized the second annual "Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Postdoctoral Symposium" to be held this week in Monterey, CA. The meeting will welcome ~50 young investigators interested in quantum materials and systems. We look forward to a productive workshop and very much appreciate the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their continued support of this special event!

March 13, 2018: Moore Fellow in Materials Synthesis
Julia was named a "Moore Fellow in Materials Synthesis." This grant will further support our efforts to design, synthesize and probe novel oxide quantum materials. Thank you very much to the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their support of our work!
Moore Foundation

December 4, 2017: Group Openings
Please see the Group page for current openings. We have openings for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students.

September 27, 2017: Oxide Electronics Prize
Julia was awarded the 2017 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research.
She was recognized for "for utilizing analytic electron microscopy to understand the connection between atomic structure and ferroelectricity in geometric ferroelectrics, using this new knowledge to engineer superior materials – in particular for creating the world’s highest temperature ferrimagnetic ferroelectric using atomically engineered ferroic layers."