Caroline Ross


Dr. Ross joined MIT in 1997 and is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. From 1991 to 1997, she was an engineer at Komag Inc, a manufacturer of hard disks. Dr. Ross is a fellow of the American Physical Society, Institute of Physics (UK), IEEE and Materials Research Society. She has been chair of the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference and the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, and has 21 patents awarded and has authored over 400 publications. Her research interests include the magnetic, magnetooptical and multiferroic properties and device applications of thin films, particularly complex oxides such as garnets and perovskites, and the self-assembly of block copolymers and nanocomposite films.

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Selected Publications

Current-induced domain wall motion in compensated ferrimagnet, Saima A Siddiqui, Jiahao Han, Joseph T Finley, Caroline A Ross and Luqiao Liu, Physical Review Letters 121, 057701 (2018), <10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.057701>

Magnetism and spin transport in rare-earth-rich epitaxial terbium and europium iron garnet films, Ethan R. Rosenberg, Lukáš Beran, Can O. Avci, Cyrus Zeledon, Bingqian Song, Claudio Gonzales, Johannes Mendil, Pietro Gambardella, Martin Veis, Carlos Garcia, Geoffrey S.D. Beach, Caroline A. Ross, Physical Review Materials 2 094405 (2018) <>

Control and Local Measurement of the Spin Chemical Potential in a Magnetic Insulator, Chunhui Du, Toeno Van der Sar, Tony X. Zhou, Pramey Upadhyaya, Francesco Casola, Huiliang Zhang, Mehmet C. Onbasli, Caroline A. Ross, Ronald L. Walsworth, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Amir Yacoby, Science 357 195-198 (2017) <10.1126/science.aak9611>

Current-Induced Switching in a Magnetic Insulator, Can Onur Avci, Andy Quindeau, Chi-Feng Pai, Maxwell Mann, Lucas Caretta, Astera S. Tang, Mehmet C. Onbasli, Caroline A. Ross, and Geoffrey S. D. Beach, Nature Materials 15(12), 309–314 (2017), < 10.1038/nmat4812 >

Logic circuit prototypes for three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions with mobile domain walls, J. A. Currivan-Incorvia, S. Siddiqui, S. Dutta, E. R. Evarts, J. Zhang, D. Bono, C. A. Ross, and M. A. Baldo, Nature Communications 7 10275 pp1-7 (2016) <DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10275>

Multilayer Block-Copolymer Meshes by Orthogonal Self-Assembly, Amir Tavakkoli K.G., Samuel M. Nicaise, Karim R. Gadelrab, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross, Karl K. Berggren, Nature Communications 7 10518 pp1-10 (2016) <DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10518>

Magneto-optical investigation of spin-orbit torques in metallic and insulating magnetic structures, Mohammad Montazeri, Pramey Upadhyaya, Mehmet C. Onbasli, Guoqiang Yu, Kin L. Wong, Murong Lang, Yabin Fan, Xiang Li, Pedram Khalili Amiri, Robert N. Schwartz, Caroline A. Ross, Kang L. Wang, Nature Communications 6 8958 (2015) p1-5, <DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9958>

Design rules for self-assembled block copolymer patterns using tiled templates, Jae-Byum Chang, Hong Kyoon Choi, Adam F. Hannon, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross, and Karl K. Berggren, Nature Communications (2014) 5 3305 pp1-9 <10.1038/ncomms4305>

Templated Self-Assembly of Functional Oxide Nanocomposites, Nicolas M. Aimon, Hong Kyoon Choi, XueYin Sun, Dong Hun Kim, and Caroline A. Ross, Advanced Materials 26 3063-67 (2014) <>

Templating Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Structures in Bilayer Block Copolymer Films. Tavakkoli, K. G. A., Gotrik, K. W., Hannon, A. F., Alexander-Katz, A., Ross, C. A., and Berggren, K. K. Science, (2012) 336(6086), 1294-1298. <10.1126/science.1218437>

On-chip optical isolation in monolithically integrated nonreciprocal optical resonators, Lei Bi, Juejun Hu, Peng Jiang, Dong Hun Kim, Gerald F. Dionne, Lionel C. Kimerling and C. A. Ross, Nature Photonics 5, 758–762 (2011) <0.1038/nphoton.2011.270>

Complex Self-Assembled Patterns Using Sparse Commensurate Templates with Locally Varying Motifs. Yang, J. K. W., Jung, Y. S., Chang, J. B., Mickiewicz, R. A., Alexander-Katz, A., Ross, C. A., and Berggren, K. K. Nature Nanotechnology (2010) 5(4), 256-260. <10.1038/nnano.2010.30>