I am a staff scientist and principal investigator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg Maryland. I began my career at NIST as a postdoc in January 2006. Since then, my research focus has been magnetic materials, and more recently, electron microscopy. I am an active member and volunteer in IEEE-Magnetic Society and APS-GMAG, having held many volunteer positions.
Recently, much of my attention was focused on building a new instrument at NIST: a laser-free stroboscopic TEM. This is a collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab, EuclidTech Lab, Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions (IDES), and JEOL. Our concept paper was first published in 2015. And right now, we are busy building one of two first prototype, right here at NIST.
TEM analysis of a single rogue grain responsible for lowering the switching field in a Co/Pd nanodot.
Full polycrystalline treatment of coupled grains with OOMMF