Magnetic Matter

The Freshman Research Initiative is a program for first-year undergraduate students to initiate and engage in research experience. For more information, visit the FRI website

This Research Stream focuses on materials physics and the design and development of materials for use in data storage, optics, and sensors. Students will learn new materials synthesis via solid state reaction, followed by structural, microscopic, magnetic, thermal, and superconducting characterization of the materials. Students may also perform cantilever micromagnetometry, interferometry, and magnetic resonance microscopy.
Full stream name: Electronic and Magnetic Materials Research
Research Educators: Shirin Mozaffari and Gregorio Ponti
Requirements: Concurrent enrollment/credit in PHY 301 or 316
Credit Options: Spring or Fall