Multicomponent complex materials have enormous potential as the fundamental building block of new generations of electronic, magnetic, optical and electromechanical devices. We create these materials by artificially layering various atoms at the single atom level, as well as stacking of epitaxial single crystal membranes. Our goal is to create new materials and heterostructures with novel properties likely to advance basic science and future applications.
In this seminar, I will present advances in epitaxial complex materials systems in general, and highlight several examples of how our research has played a role in understanding fundamental solid state phenomena at the atomic scale and in the discovery of new materials. Atomic layer control of novel heterointerfaces may provide some of the answers that we need to continue the electronics and spintronics revolution. I will discuss the challenges and opportunities in this exciting field.
Chang-Beom Eom is the Raymond R. Holton Chair Professor and Theodore H. Geballe Professor in the College of Engineering and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1991. He then spent two years at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey as a postdoctoral member of the technical staff, before joining the faculty at Duke University in 1993 as an Associate Professor. He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000, and he has since directed the Oxide Laboratory. His research focuses on epitaxial thin film heterostructures of complex oxides, including ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, multiferroics, superconductors, and novel two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces, with an emphasis on understanding fundamental solid state phenomena and developing novel device applications.
He received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994, the David & Lucile Packard Fellowship in 1995, the 2007 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, 2020 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, 2020 David Adler Lectureship Award and 2022 David Turnbull Lectureship. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2019. He serves on the MRS Board of Directors and is an Associate Editor of APL Materials.