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2017/2018 GSR Award Winners

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 14 June 2017

Congratulations to the 2017/2018 PQI Graduate Student Research Award Winners!

Ms. Lucy Chen (Levy Lab, Physics), Mr. Yanan Dai (Petek Group, Physics), Ms. Xing Yee Gan (Millstone Group, Chemistry), Mr. Kevin Gasperich (Jordan Group, Chemistry), Mr. Jianan (Arthur) Li (Levy Lab, Physics), and Mr. Li Zhi (Mong Group, Physics) won one term of graduate funding for the year 2017/2018.

Di Xiao Publishes in Nature; Article Subject of “News & Views”

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 14 June 2017

In a joint experimental and theoretical study, Di Xiao and collaborators from several groups across the country and from China observed out-of-plane magnetism in a monolayer of chromium triiodide (CrI3). The study, entitled further described the dependence of the magnetic ordering on the number of layers in the material—bilayer CrI3 displays suppressed magnetization, whereas in trilayer CrI3 the interlayer ferromagnetism is restored. This thickness-dependent behavior is typical of van der Waals crystals. The findings are reported in an article entitled “Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit” that was published in this month’s issue of Nature. 

John Keith Among RSC Emerging Investigators in 2017

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 14 June 2017

John Keith was among the Emerging Investigators in 2017 recommended by experts in the field of materials chemistry research in a themed issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. His article “Computational investigation of CO2 electroreduction on tin oxide and predictions of Ti, V, Nb and Zr dopants for improved catalysis” published in the issue outlines the work of Keith and his team on improving the performance of tin electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction.

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