Small sizes, big ideas-Nanoscience in the classroom.

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Teachers are invited to a two day workshop, exploring nanoscience and nanotechnology at the W. M. Keck Materials Science Center at California State University Northridge.

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Dr. Nicholas Kioussis

"Voltage Dependence of Spin Transfer Torque In Magnetic Tunnel Junctions", M. Chshiev, I. Theodonis, A. Kalitsov, N. Kioussis, W. H. Butler, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 44, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2008 (pdf)

Dr. Donna Sheng

"Supersolid Order of Frustrated Hard-Core Bosons in a Triangular Lattice System", H. C. Jiang, M. Q. Weng, Z. Y. Weng, D. N. Sheng, L. Balents, Phys. Rev. B 79, 020409 (2009) (pdf).

Dr. Gang Lu

"Density-gradient-corrected embedded atom method", Gang Wu, Gang Lu,Carlos J. García-Cervera, and Weinan E. Phys. Rev B 79, 035124 2009

Welcome To PREM

Fostering Innovation and Education in Computational Materials Science

This PREM is a partnership between the multidisciplinary W. M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center at California State University Northridge, a Hispanic-serving institution, and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, the NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University.

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The PREMs educational and research efforts will focus on:

  1. fostering multidisciplinary and innovative research in computational materials science
  2. educating and training students in cutting-edge computational materials science
  3. stimulating and developing strong industry-university-national laboratory partnerships
  4. increasing recruitment, retention, and degree attainment by members of groups underrepresented in materials research


The research emphasis will be on the development of physical models, numerical algorithms and robust simulation techniques for the study of:

  1. mechanical properties of metallic systems
  2. charge and spin transport in 2-dimensional interacting electron systems
  3. spin transport in magnetic tunnel junctions

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Jacob Gayles

Jacob Gayles - You can contact Jacob at jacob.gayles.35@csun.edu

Sergio Orozco

Sergio Orozco - You can contact Sergio at sergio.orozco.46@csun.edu

Eric Sanchez

Eric Sanchez - You can contact Eric at esanchez012004@yahoo.com