August 4, 2018

Wang’s group alumni Jon Harms (Micron) and Todd Klein (Zepto Life) visited Prof. Wang.

Jon Harms with Prof. Wang in PAN Jon Harms, Prof. Wang, and Todd Klein

Left: Jon Harms with Prof. Wang in PAN

Right: Jon Harms, Prof. Wang, and Todd Klein

August 1, 2018

Congratulations to Mahendra and coauthors, their recent work "Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films" is published on Nature Materials.

July 27, 2018

Prof. Wang with his research team is funded by a 4-year, $3.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to develop novel electronics for the protection of the U.S. economy and its national security. This grant will support the investigation of new approaches to advance nanostructured thin film devices known as Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJs), that are used in a variety of electronics, including hard drives and sensors. "The University of Minnesota has been a leader for years in spintronics research. We have been persistent in pursuing MTJ based computation for more than 15 years. In fact, our team proposed the very early idea to use magnetic tunnel junctions for the computation in random access memory (CRAM)," says Prof. Wang. "This federal funding will bring us to the next level of innovation."

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July 20, 2018

Patrick, Xudong, and Tom presented their work at the 2018 International Conference on Magnetism (ICM)  in San Francisco from July 16 - 20, 2018

Patrick presents at ICM ConferenceXudong presents at ICMTom presents at ICM

Left to right: Patrick, Xudong, and Tom

July 12, 2018

Congratulations to Yang Lv, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on July 12. His dissertation topic is Spintronic Device Physics and Device Applications for Novel and Future Electronic Information Processing and Storage. 

Our best wishes to Dr. Lv as he continues his research as a Post-doc in our group!

June 8, 2018

Diqing Su receives the CEMS TA award in Spring 2018 semester for teaching the course MATS 3851W:  Materials Properties Lab (Instructor: David Flannigan). Congratulations Diqing!

June 4, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Quarterman and coauthors, their paper titled "Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature" is chosen by Yu Gong to be featured in Nature Communications Editors' Highlights Webpage.

The webpage can be accessed at

May 29, 2018

Congratulations to Md Mehedi, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on May 29. His dissertation topic is Engineering Iron Nitride, α″-Fe16N2, for Next Generation Permanent Magnets. 

Our best wishes to Dr. Mehedi as he joins Carpenter Technology Corporation!

Graduation of Dr. Mehedi

May 25, 2018

A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature. The discovery could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.  

“Magnetism is always amazing. It proves itself again. We are excited and grateful to be the first group to experimentally demonstrate and add the fourth ferromagnetic element at room temperature to the periodic table,” said University of Minnesota Robert F. Hartmann professor of electrical and computer engineering Jian-Ping Wang, the corresponding author for the paper and Quarterman’s advisor.

In addition to Quarterman, Wang, and Voyles, researchers involved in this study include Javier Garcia-Barriocanal from the University of Minnesota Characterization Facility; Yang Lv from the University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mahendra DC from the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy; Sasikanth Manipatruni, Demitri Nikonov, and Ian Yang from Intel Components Research; and Congi Sun from the University of Wisconsin Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

To read the full paper entitled “Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature,” by Quarterman et al, visit the Nature Communications website.

This research is also covered by UofM, Tiwincities Geek.

May 23, 2018