Group Snapshots

Avery and Nathan are working together on the Big Bruker.
Kevin and Shiyu make an exploratory variable temperature Raman run!
Ken, Amanda, and Nathan present posters at the Materials Under Extreme Conditions meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Several group members celebrating the holiday season...
Kevin and Sabine test out remote operation of the near field instrument at the Advanced Light Source, and Kiman sets up for low temperature work..
Avery is polishing a crystal in full PPE. Safety first!
Avery and Kendall are taking low temperature data on the infrared microscope.
Amanda and Kendall are opening up the bolometer to fix the filter rotation system.
Shiyu and Avery and setting up for variable temperature Raman scattering!
Avery loves to do outreach work. Here, he is performing for Robertsville middle school children as part of the PEER + SCEME collaboration.
Amanda, Nathan, Ken, and collaborator Zhenxian Liu measuring high pressure infrared and Raman + loading pressure cells in the new infrared cabin at Brookhaven.
Kiman and Steve McGill are inserting the mcd probe into the 25 T split helix magnet in cell 5 at the Magnet Lab.
Avery and Kiman are measuring magnetic circular dichroism using the 25 T split helix magnet.
All of the NSF-DMREF principle investigators at Rutgers University for science discussions.
This is the UT-Rutgers DMREF team at our favorite Greek restaurant!
Nathan, Sabine, Michael, and Ken at Rutgers University for a springtime DMREF meeting.
Michael and Kevin in the hallway at Rutgers University after a busy day of DMREF discussions!
Jan and friends at the DMREF PI Meeting in DC in 2015 in front of our awesome poster!
David Vanderbilt, John Schlueter, and Jan at the Materials Genome PI meeting in DC.
Reshef Tenne, Joel Miller, and Jan at the COINAPO conference at the Weizmann Institute.
Jan and friends at the 2013 Telluride workshop on spin-orbit coupling in 4 and 5d materials.
Jan and friends at the 2015 Telluride workshop on spin-orbit coupling in 4- and 5d-containing materials.
Jan and friends at the conference picnic in Telluride after a wonderful day of science + hiking!
Jan and Giti Kandaparast at the SPIE meeting in San Diego.
Jan with many old friends in front of the hybrid magnet at the Chinese High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Heifei.
Kati Kamaras from the Wigner Institute in Budapest joined us for the solar eclipse!
We had 33 seconds of totality for the solar eclipse!
Jan with Erik Henriksen from Washington University and Dave Mandrus from UT/ORNL eating lunch by the ocean at the "Inorganic analogues to graphene" workshop in Cancun. Ben Hunt from Carnegie Melon took the photo!
Kiman loves the Magnet Lab!
Kiman and Avery with Mike Ozerov setting up magneto-infrared spectroscopy at the Magnet Lab in Tallahassee.
Kiman is inserting the infrared transmittance probe into the cryostat at the Magnet Lab.
Sabine and Kevin working with Hans Bechtel and Larry Carr from BNL (not in photo) at the Advanced Light Source at LBNL for near field infrared spectroscopy. Go beamline 2.4!
Larry Carr and Jan hanging out at beamline 5.4 at LBNL.
Kevin and Mike Martin working at beamline 2.4 at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Micky Holcomb (WVU), Randy Fishman (ORNL), and Jan walking around Portland after the Gordon Research Conference!
Avery presenting his poster at the ACS meeting!
Kati Kamaras and Jan in the beautiful snow at the Boston March Meeting!
Amanda and Kendall meet up with John Singleton, Jamie Manson, and Paul Goddard for coffee and world domination!
David Tanner told TWO bad jokes at the spectroscopy dinner this year...
Avery likes this version of the 2019 group picture! I wonder why... It must be because the girls look so happy!
Magneto-optics reunion in Washington DC with Giti Khodaparast (Virginia Tech), Madalina Furris (Vermont), Steve McGill (Magnet Lab), and David Bernholdt (ORNL)!
Jungjie Yang from NJIT stopped by Vienna Coffee to discuss nonreciprocal effects.
Thomas Heine chatting with Amanda and Kendall about metal-organic frameworks after his seminar!
Nathan and Amanda (not shown) do a liquid nitrogen demonstration for aspiring chemists Bella, Lauren, and Sophie from the local high school.
Jaime Fernandez-Baca and Randy Fishman drinking coffee during the "cold banana" demonstration while Avery runs far infrared in the background.
Fall 2020 photo of the research team. What a beautiful fall day!
Avery and Kiman dress up as the X-Men (or the Blues Brothers?) for the departmental Halloween contest! p.s. They won first prize!
Guys hanging out after Sabine's defense (and drinking champagne!).
We have a new espresso maker! It's very popular. :-)
We have the cups too... so we look good drinking our espresso.
Avery gave a talk at the MAGNA meeting and won the 3rd place presentation prize!
The DMREF PIs (Kristjan, David, Weida, Valery, Sang, and Jan) meet regularly on Zoom.
Amanda popping the cork on the champagne after her defense.
Kiman is examining photos from Amanda's party, and Shiyu is drinking more champagne.
Three new PhD's in one day! A new world record?
We took photos outside before the ceremony in the stadium.
Group poster at the IAMMS quantum materials day.