CEMS graduate student Sreejith Nair wins NAMBE Outstanding Student Talk Award

Sreejith Nair, a fourth-year chemical engineering graduate student in Professor Bharat Jalan's research group, recently won an Outstanding Student Talk Award at the 37th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE) 2023. The conference is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research.

Nair's award-winning talk, "Engineering Metal Oxidation Towards Epitaxial Growth of Complex Iridates using Molecular Beam Epitaxy" described the synthesis of complex oxide quantum materials containing hard-to-oxidize elements like Iridium, which are sought after for their unconventional spintronic and superconducting properties. Nair and other research group members used a solid metal-organic source approach to enable low temperature Iridium supply and also discovered a unique epitaxial strain effect on metal oxidation, which opens up new possibilities for synthesis of conventionally challenging materials.

Nair received a plaque and a financial award. Congratulations!