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Prometheus Group News
A paper by Anoop Damodaran and Lane W. Martin at UIUC , along with colleagues from Prof. Ying-Hao Chu’s group from National Chiao Tung University is featured on the cover of Advanced Materials.

The cover shows the rugged landscape of a highly-strained BiFeO3 thin film which exhibits high-performance electro-mechanical responses. The cover image shows a high-resolution atomic force microscopy image of the complex surface structure of this material. The presence of several structural variants in these films gives rise to exotic electric-field-induced responses and electromechanical responses as large as 5%. Details of the work are reported on p. 3170 of the same issue, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201101164shapeimage_4_link_0
A sampling of our latest group activities and achievements

August 4, 2015 - Lane Martin Receives the 2015 American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) Young Author Award in Big Sky, MT
Professor Martin was awarded this prize and presented a Plenary talk entitled New Horizons in Complex Oxide Thin-Film Growth: Designing Next-Generation, High-Performance Materials.

July 31, 2015 - Ruijuan Xu is selected as a Lam Research Fellow for the 2015-2016 AY
Ms. Ruijuan Xu was selected from within UC Berkeley to be a Lam Research Fellow for AT2015-2016. Congrats to Ruijuan for this honor!

July 22, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at SanDisk Corporation in Milpitas, CA
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Designing Next-Generation, High-Performance Functional Oxides for Advanced Devices.

July 14, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the 2015 Modern Topics in Energy and Power Technical Meeting at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Advanced Thermal-to-Electrical Pyroelectric Energy Conversion.

June 9, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the Body Sensors Network Conference - Intelligent Energy Management for Wearable Systems Conference in Boston
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Advanced Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, and Ferroelectric Materials for Power Smart Systems.

May 26, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the 2015 Joint ISAF-ISIF-PFM Conference in Singapore
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Nano- and Macro-Scale Probes of Strain Gradient and Flexoelectric Effects on the Crystal and Domain Structure and Properties of Ferroelectric Thin Films.

May 20, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the International Workshop on Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials in Sydney, Australia
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Understanding Domain Wall Contributions in Ferroic Systems - Exploring Novel Phenomena in both the Low- and High-Field Regimes.

April 17, 2015 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at the University of California, Berkeley
Professor Martin gives an invited seminar entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films: Designing Next-Generation, High-Performance Materials and Devices to the Solid State TEchnology and Devices Seminar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

April 7, 2015 - Shishir Pandya and other Prometheus Group Members Win Best Poster
Shishir Pandya and fellow Prometheus Group members were awarded the Best Poster Award at the Spring 2015 MRS Meeting for a poster entitled Novel Routes to Strain Engineer Domain Structures and Properties in Epitaxial Pb1-xTixO3 Thin Films.


















February 9, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the Workshop on Next Generation Electronics on Silicon - Role of an Academic Silicon Fab in Singapore
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Enabling New Functionality: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Complex Oxides on Silicon.

January 26, 2015 - Prometheus Group Work Published in Nature Communications
A joint effort between the the Prometheus Group, the group of Andrew Rappe (UPenn), and the group of Moonsub Shim (UIUC) on ferroelectrically-modulated carrier density and type in graphene is published in Nature Communications. News stories at UC Berkeley (here) and UPenn (here) as well as many others (including Phys.org, TechTimes, Science Daily, etc.) covered this exciting new discovery.

January 22, 2015 - Lane Martin Presents at the ACERS-EMA Meeting in Orlando, FL
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled New Horizons for Strain Control of Ferroelectrics: Manipulating Chemistry and Domain Structures for New Phenomena.

January 1, 2015 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Ran Gao (Graduate) and Sahar Sareminaeini (Graduate).

Dec. 20, 2014 - Sungki Lee Graduates with his Ph.D.
Congratulations to Sungki who has accepted a position as a Senior Process Engineer at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, CA.

October 26, 2014 - Prometheus Group Work Published in Nature Materials
A joint effort between the the Prometheus Group and the group of Andrew Rappe (UPenn) on ferroelastically modulated polarization reversal in ferroelectrics is published in Nature Materials. News stories at UC Berkeley (here) and UPenn (here) as well as many others (including Phys.org, MIT Technology Review, etc.) covered this exciting new discovery.

October 25 to November 5, 2014 - Lane Martin Travels to and Presents Across China
Professor Martin gives invited talks at the IUMRS-ICYRAM 2014 meeting in Haikou, China, to the Department of Physic, Tsinghua University, Beijing, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, and at the ISFD-12 Meeting, Nanjing, China.

August 19, 2014 - Lane Martin Presents at the XXIII International Materials Research Congress Meeting in Cancun, Mexico
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Epitaxial Routes to Control Domain Structures and Properties of Ferroelectric Materials - New Horizons for Strain Control.

August 15, 2014 - Anoop R. Damodaran Graduates with his Ph.D. and Ruijuan Xu with her M.S. 
Congratulations to Anoop who will continue on a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley with the Prometheus Group. Congratulations to Ruijuan who will continue as a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley with the Prometheus Group.

July 1, 2014 - Prometheus Group Officially Starts at UC Berkeley, Prof. Martin is Named an Associate Professor
The Prometheus group is excited to start a new chapter at UC Berkeley.

May 15, 2014 - Eric Breckenfeld Graduates with his Ph.D. and Liv Dedon with her M.S.
Congratulations to Eric who will proceed to be a NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Materials Science & Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to LIv who will continue as a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley with the Prometheus group.

April 25-28, 2014 - Prometheus Group Presents Multiple Talks at the Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Professor Martin gives an invited talk and Josh Agar, Brent Apgar, Anoop Damodaran, Jarrett Moyer, and Ruijuan Xu give contributed talks.

April 14-15, 2014 - Lane Martin is Awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Professor Martin is recognized for his work with the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. For a detailed recap of the activities in Washington, click here.

March 5, 2014 - Lane Martin Presents at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, CO
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Effect of Growth Induced (Non)Stoichiometry on Interfacial Conductance in LaAlO3/SrTiO3.

February 17, 2014 - Professor Martin and the Prometheus Group Accept and Offer to Move to the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
As of July 1, 2014, the group will be moving to Berkeley to start their new laboratory.

February 4, 2014 - Lane Martin Presents at the International Conference on Hydrogen Production 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Light-Absorption, Photovoltaic Effects, and Photocatalytic Activity in “Metallic” Oxide Heterostructures.

January 24, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at Indiana University
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxides to the Department of Physics.

December 23, 2013 - Lane Martin is Awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Professor Martin is recognized for his work with the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - Eric Breckenfeld Presents at the Thermec 2013 Meeting in Las Vegas
Mr. Breckenfeld gives an invited talk entitled Challenges in Controlling Complex Oxides for Advanced Applications.

December 3, 2013 - Lane Martin Presents at the Fall 2013 Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, MA
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Epitaxial Strain in Functional Oxide Thin Films Version 2.0: Engineering Strain Gradients.

October 18, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at Harvard University
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films to the School of Applied and Engineering Sciences.

October 10, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

September 23, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Seminar at Drexel University
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

August 26, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

July 24, 2013 - Lane Martin Presents at the ISAF-PFM Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Flexoelectric Effects in Compositionally Graded Ferroelectric Thin Films - Towards Strain 2.0 at the IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics meeting.

July 1, 2013 - Martin and King Group Collaboration is Most Accessed Article at Appl. Phys. Lett.
A collaborative effort between the Prometheus group and the group of Prof. W. P. King (MechSE, UIUC) on pyroelectric emission from highly engineered thin film samples is featured as the most accessed article at Applied Physics Letters between April - June 2013.http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150122/ncomms7136/abs/ncomms7136.htmlhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/01/26/graphene-oxides-conductivity/http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/researchers-penn-berkeley-and-illinois-use-oxides-flip-graphene-conductivityhttp://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v14/n1/full/nmat4119.htmlhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/10/26/faster-ferroelectric-switching/http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-and-berkeley-researchers-find-path-new-kinds-computers-faster-switching-ferroelectricsPECASE.htmlhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/23/president-obama-honors-outstanding-early-career-scientistsshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4shapeimage_5_link_5shapeimage_5_link_6shapeimage_5_link_7
February 6, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at the University of California, Berkeley
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled The Science and Engineering of Thermal-Electrical Responses to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

January 8, 2013 - Prometheus Group in the News
The work of J. Karthik, J. C. Agar, A. R. Damodaran, and L. W. Martin on pyroelectric properties of thin film materials (Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 257602 (2012)) is highlighted in a story entitled Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials. This story went on to be picked up by scientific new sources such as Science Daily, Science Newsline, R&D Magazine, Science Blog, Phys.org, Physics News, e! Science News, Azonano.com, Lab Spaces, Nanotechnology Now, Nanowerk News, Innovations Report, and many others.http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i25/e257602https://engineering.illinois.edu/news/2013/01/08/bottom-approach-provides-first-characterization-pyroelectric-nanomaterialshttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130108162231.htmhttp://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2013010823070041.htmhttp://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/01/bottom-approach-provides-first-characterization-pyroelectric-nanomaterialshttp://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/01/bottom-approach-provides-first-characterization-pyroelectric-nanomaterialshttp://scienceblog.com/59001/bottom-up-approach-provides-first-characterization-of-pyroelectric-nanomaterials/http://phys.org/news/2013-01-bottom-up-approach-characterization-pyroelectric-nanomaterials.htmlhttp://www.physnews.com/nano-physics-news/cluster453940947/http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/01/08/bottom.approach.provides.first.characterization.pyroelectric.nanomaterialshttp://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=26305http://www.labspaces.net/126200/Bottom_up_approach_provides_first_characterization_of_pyroelectric_nanomaterialshttp://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=46686http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=28348.phphttp://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/physics_astronomy/bottom_approach_characterization_pyroelectric_207753.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3shapeimage_6_link_4shapeimage_6_link_5shapeimage_6_link_6shapeimage_6_link_7shapeimage_6_link_8shapeimage_6_link_9shapeimage_6_link_10shapeimage_6_link_11shapeimage_6_link_12shapeimage_6_link_13shapeimage_6_link_14
February 11, 2013 - Prometheus Group in the News
The work of V. Mangalam, J. Karthik, A. R. Damodaran, J. C. Agar, and L. W. Martin on extreme strain in compositionally graded ferroelectric thin films (get paper here) is highlighted in a story entitled Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it’s worth it. This story went on to be picked up by scientific new sources such as Materials Today, Science Daily, Science Codex, Science Business, New Electronics, ECN Magazine, Science Newsline, R&D Magazine,  Phys.org, Physics News, e! Science News, Azonano.com, Nanowerk News, Laboratory Equipment, New Energy and Fuel, Alpha Galileo Foundation, and many others.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201204240/fullhttp://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0211ferroelectric_films_LaneMartin.htmlhttp://www.materialstoday.com/view/30725/straining-to-improve-electrical-properties/http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211134933.htmhttp://www.sciencecodex.com/researchers_strain_to_improve_electrical_material_and_its_worth_it-106601http://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=12876http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/compositionally-graded-ferroelectric-films-show-new-properties/47836/http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2013/02/researchers-strain-improve-electrical-materialhttp://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2013010823070041.htmhttp://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/02/researchers-strain-improve-electrical-materialhttp://phys.org/news/2013-02-strain-electrical-material-worth.htmlhttp://www.physnews.com/nano-physics-news/cluster453940947/http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/02/11/researchers.strain.improve.electrical.material.and.its.worth.ithttp://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=26587http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=28955.phphttp://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02/researchers-strain-improve-electrical-materialhttp://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2013/02/12/a-better-thin-film-electrical-conductor/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewEnergyAndFuel+%28New+Energy+and+Fuel%29http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2013/02/12/a-better-thin-film-electrical-conductor/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewEnergyAndFuel+%28New+Energy+and+Fuel%29http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2013/02/12/a-better-thin-film-electrical-conductor/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewEnergyAndFuel+%28New+Energy+and+Fuel%29shapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2shapeimage_8_link_3shapeimage_8_link_4shapeimage_8_link_5shapeimage_8_link_6shapeimage_8_link_7shapeimage_8_link_8shapeimage_8_link_9shapeimage_8_link_10shapeimage_8_link_11shapeimage_8_link_12shapeimage_8_link_13shapeimage_8_link_14shapeimage_8_link_15shapeimage_8_link_16shapeimage_8_link_17shapeimage_8_link_18
June 20, 2013 - Lane Martin Presents at the Physical Electronics Conference in Raleigh, NC
Professor Martin gives an invited plenary talk entitled Surfaces and Interfaces in Complex Oxides.

May 9, 2013 - Martin and Mason Group Collaboration Chosen as a Physics Highlight and Editors Suggestion at Physical Review Letters
A joint effort by the Prometheus group and Prof. N. Mason (Physics, UIUC) probing the role of chemistry on the evolution of interfacial conductance in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 was selected to receive additional coverage for it’s impactful and timely findings.
April 18, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at West Virginia University
Professor Martin gives an invited colloquium entitled Probing and Controlling Thermal-Electrical Responses in Exotic Ferroelectric Thin Films to the Department of Physics.

March 17, 2013 - Lane Martin Gives a Tutorial at the March Meeting of APS
Professor Martin gives a tutorial entitled Fundamentals of Complex Oxide Thin-Film Growth and Characterization.

February 21-22, 2012 - Lane Martin Participates in a NSF Sponsored Workshop on Materials Discovery for the Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled “Mining” Existing Materials for Useful Functionalities - A Material Maker’s Perspective in Arlington, VA. See full story here.http://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/2013/02/26/multidisciplinary-approaches-to-materials-discovery-needed-for-mgi/shapeimage_10_link_0
November 26 - 30, 2012 - Prometheus Group at Fall MRS 2012
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Enhanced Photocatalysis from Anomalous Light Absorption in the Correlated Oxide Metal SrRuO3. Prometheus group members Vengadesh Mangalam and Karthik Jambunathan also give talks and Josh Agar and Ruijuan Xu present posters.

November 7, 2012 - Lane Martin Presents at the 8th Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Workshop in Minneapolis, MN
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Unraveling Chemical Complexity at Complex Oxide Heterointerfaces - A Case Study of LaAlO3/SrTiO3.

October 16, 2012 - Lane Martin Presents at the 4th International DSEC Meeting in Washington, DC
Professor Martin gives a talk entitled Non-equilibrium routes to self-assembly of complex ceramic nanostructures - Lessons from the thin film epitaxy community.

September 26, 2012 - Lane Martin Presents at the Royal Society of London, Kavli Center Meeting on Magnetoelectrics in Milton Keynes, England
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Understanding the Evolution of Complex Phase Structures in Highly-Strained BiFeO3 Thin Films.

August 16, 2012 - Lane Martin Presents at the SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering -  Nanoepitaxy: Materials and Devices Meeting in San Diego, CA
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Engineering New Phenomena and Functionality in Complex Oxide Thin Film Heterostructures: Highly-Strained BiFeO3.

July 1, 2012 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Zach Connell (Graduate), Liv Dedon (Graduate), and Justin Kardel (Graduate).

May 13, 2012 - Amber Choquette Graduates - Class of 2012
Congratulations to Amber Choquette who graduated with her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and heads off to pursue her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University working with Prof. Steve May.

April 17, 2012 - Karthik Jambunathan wins Intel-Racheff Graduate Research Award
The winners of the 2012 Racheff-Intel Awards are Li Tang (Cheng group), Karthik Jambunathan (Martin group), Brett Beiermann (Sottos group), and May Martin (Robertson group). They will present their research at the department seminar on April 26. Karthik will recieve $1,000 to sponsor a trip to a meeting of his choice.

April 17, 2012 - Lane Martin Presents at the Villa Conference on Complex Oxide Heterostructures in Orlando, FL
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Unraveling the Complex Phase Evolution in Highly-Strained BiFeO3 Thin Films: Thickness, Temperature, and Chemical-Alloying Evolution.

April 9 - 13, 2012 - Prometheus Group at Spring MRS 2012
Professor Martin, Brent Apgar, and Eric Breckenfeld represent the group at MRS and give talks.

April 3, 2012 - Brent Apgar is Awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant 
Brent was awarded a travel grant to partially support his upcoming trip to the MRS Spring meeting.

April 2, 2012 - Karthik Jambunathan Passes his Preliminary Examination
Congratulations go to Karthik for successfully passing his prelim exam. 

March 20, 2012 - Lane Martin GIves Colloquium at the Universite de Geneve
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Enhanced Thermal-Electrical Responses in Ferroelectric Thin Films to the Departement de Physique de la Matiere Condensee. 

February 9, 2012 - Lane Martin receives the 2012 NSF CAREER Award
Professor Martin is named an recipient of the 2012 NSF CAREER Award. See news story.

January 29 - February 1, 2012 - Prometheus Group at Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials at Argonne National Laboratory
Anoop Damodaran and Karthik Jambunatan represent the group and present work related to their programs.

January 13, 2012 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at the University of Michigan
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Thermal-Electrical Responses in Complex Oxides: Dielectric and Pyroelectric Response in Epitaxially Strained Ferroelectric Thin Films to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

November 27 - 30, 2011 - Prometheus Group at Fall MRS 2011
Professor Martin, Anoop Damodaran, and Karthik Jambunathan attend MRS and give talks.

October 31, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at CALL Meeting in Lake Louise, Canada
Professor Martin gives an invited talk on Composite Complex Oxides for Multiferroics, Energy, and Beyond at the Composites at Lake Louise Meeting.

October 17, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at MS&T 2011 in Columbus, OH
Professor Martin gives an invited talk on Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Large Electromechanical Responses in Highly-Strained BiFeO3 Thin Films at the Materials Science and Technology Conference 2011.

October 1, 2011 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Josh Agar (Graduate), Christoph Baeumer (Graduate), and Dr. Vengadesh Mangalam (Postdoc).

September 27, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at the Workshop on Oxide Electronics 18
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Strain Engineering Pyroelectric Oxide Films for Energy Conversion at the WOE18 meeting in Napa, CA.

September 23, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Understanding and Manipulating Defects in Complex Oxides - Implications for Properties and Devices at HP Labs.

September 22, 2011 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at University of California, Berkeley
Professor Martin gives a colloquium entitled Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Complex Oxides for Multiferroics, Energy, and Beyond to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

August 9, 2011 - Rachel Garrick Awarded National Scholarships from ASM and TMS
Congratulations go to Rachel Garrick (2013) who has been awarded scholarships from both ASM and TMS for the coming year for her commitment to education and academic excellence.

August 8, 2011 - August 23, 2011 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Ruijuan Xu (Graduate), Abbey Chanda (Undergraduate), and Lauren Schroeder (Undergraduate).

July 26, 2011 - Prometheus Group Work Makes Cover of Advanced Materials
            
















June 9, 2011 - Prometheus Group Laboratories and Offices Obtain New Furniture
Check out the new student offices in the facilities page.

June 1, 2011 - Prometheus Group Receives Grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Together with collaborators David Cahill (MSE) and William King (MechSE), PI-Martin and the Prometheus Group receives a grant to probe electrocaloric effects in complex oxide films.

May 24, 2011 - A. Damodaran’s Paper is Published in Advanced Materials
A. Damodaran’s paper entitled Nanoscale Structure and Mechanism for Enhanced Electromechanical Response of Highly Strained BiFeO3 Thin Films is published in Advanced Materials.

May 16, 2011 - L. W. Martin’s Paper is Published in Surface Science
Professor Martin’s paper entitled Exciting New Insight into the Prototype Complex Oxide Heterointerface: LaAlO3/SrTiO3 is published in Surface Science.

May 12, 2011 - Prometheus Group Work HIghlighted by Panalytical
Work of the Prometheus Group on highly-strained BiFeO3 thin films using advanced X-ray diffraction techniques is highlighted in the Panalytical XRD Newsletter (www.panalytical.com/index.cfm?pid=1460).

May 12, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at the CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Complex Oxides Thin Films and Nanostructures for Next Generation Devices at the Beckman Institute at UIUC.

May 4, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at DoD Interagency Advanced Power Group Meeting
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Oxide Films for Pyroelectric Energy Conversion at the IAPG meeting at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

April 25-28, 2011 - Prof. Martin, A. Damodaran, J. Karthik, and S. Lee Attend 2011 Spring MRS
Graduate researchers A. Damodaran, J. Karthik, and S. Lee present oral presentations on strong electromechanical response in highly-strained BiFeO3, pyroelectric responses in strain engineered thin films, and interesting surface electronics structures and effects in Cu2O nanostructures.

April 22, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at the Villa Conference on Complex Oxide Heterostructures in Las Vegas, NV
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Pathways for Enhanced Electromechanical Response via Strain Engineering in the Multiferroic BiFeO3 at the VCCOH meeting at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

April 12, 2011 - S. Lee’s Paper Published in ACS Nano
S. Lee’s paper entitled Synthesis, Control, and Characterization of Surface Properties of Cu2O Nanostructures is published in ACS Nano

February 25, 2011 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at North Carolina State University
Professor Martin gives a colloquium entitled Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Complex Oxides for Multiferroics, Energy, and Beyond to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

February 10, 2011 - Lane Martin Gives MRL Seminar Series Talk at UIUC
Professor Martin gives a seminar entitled Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Complex Oxides for Multiferroics, Energy, and Beyond to a packed house at the MRL at UIUC.

January 20, 2011 - Lane Martin Presents at the 2011 Electronic Materials and Applications Meeting
Professor Martin gives an invited talk entitled Functional Complex Oxide Heterostructures for Energy Conversion at the EMA/ACerS meeting in Orlando, FL.

November 29 - December 3, 2010 - Prof. Martin, S. Lee, and J. Karthik Attend 2010 Fall MRS
S. Lee and J. Karthik present their work on Cu2O nanostructures and pyroelectric effects in PZT films at the MRS meeting.

November 19, 2010 - Lane Martin Gives Colloquium at Stanford University 
Professor Martin gives a colloquium entitled Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Complex Oxides for Multiferroics, Energy, and Beyond to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

October 25, 2010 - Lane Martin is named an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Awardee
This program will focus on multiferroic materials and advances in materials synthesis and characterization.
 
October 18, 2010 - Lane Martin Presents at MS&T 2010 in Houston, TX
Professor Martin gives an invited talk on Controlling Multiferroic Materials for Next Generation Applications at the Materials Science and Technology Conference 2010. 

September 1, 2010 - Prometheus Group Receives Grant from Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd.
The Prometheus Group is proud to announce a program funded by Samsung on the study of next generation mutliferroic materials. 

August 31, 2010 - Prometheus Group Receives Grant from the Department of Energy
Together with collaborators David Cahill (MSE) and Cathy Murphy (Chem) the Prometheus Group receives a grant to probe ultrafast thermal transport across interfaces in materials.

August 23, 2010 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Brent Apgar (Graduate), Eric Breckenfeld (Graduate), and Rachel Garrick (Undergraduate)

August 18, 2010 - Prometheus Group Upgrades Their Ferroelectric Properties Measurement Capabilities
The Prometheus Group has procured a state-of-the-art Multiferroics Tester from Radiant Technologies Inc.

August 17, 2010 - Lane Martin Presents at the Gordon Conference in New London, NH
Professor Martin gives an invited talk on Exploring Nature Oxide Materials for Energy Applications: New Pathways to Next Generation Photovoltaic and Photocatalyst Materials at the GRC on Solid State Studies in Ceramics.

June 7, 2010 - CMM Takes Delivery of a New Cypher System from Asylum Research
The Prometheus Group and numerous other groups worked together to obtain the newest, high resolution scanning probe system from Asylum Research (Cypher)

March 22, 2010 - Prometheus Group Takes Delivery of Hybrid MBE/PLD Growth System
The system, designed and constructed by SVT Associates, Inc., completes the growth cluster in the Prometheus Laboratory.

March 15, 2010 - Prometheus Group Awarded Grant from Asylum Research to Investigate Band Excitation Technique
Together with Dr. Scott MacLaren (CMM, UIUC) the Prometheus Group receives a grant to probe ferroelectric and multiferroic materials using a new scanning probe-based technique called band excitation.

Feb. 1, 2010 - Prometheus Group Receives Grant from the Office of Naval Research
Together with collaborators William King (MechSE) and David Cahill (MSE) the Prometheus Group receives a grant to probe novel new ways of harvesting waste heat for energy production.

Dec. 1, 2009 - Thin Film Growth Facilities Open
The Prometheus Group marks the opening of their growth facility and the first use of their growth cluster at UIUC.

Oct. 27, 2009 - Lane Martin Presents at CALL Meeting in Lake Louise, Canada
Professor Martin gives an invited Plenary Talk on Multifunctional Composites - Engineering New Functionalities with Multiferroics at the Composites at Lake Louise Meeting.

Sept. 29, 2009 - Lane Martin Presents at CINT Users Conference in Santa Fe, NM
Professor Martin gives an invited lecture on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Interfaces in Oxides - Towards Next Generation Nanoelectronics at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Users Conference.

Sept. 15, 2009 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Sungki Lee (Graduate).

Sept. 9, 2009 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Karthik Jamunathan (Graduate) and Amber Choquette (Undergraduate).

Sept. 1, 2009 - Paper Accepted to Science
Lane W. Martin and colleagues are proud to announce that the manuscript A Strain-Driven Morphotropic Phase Boundary in BiFeO3 has been accepted for publication in Science.

Sept. 1, 2009 - Thomson Reuters “New Hot Paper” Interview
Lane W. Martin talks to ScienceWatch.com and answers a few questions about this month’s New Hot Paper in the field of Materials Science.

Aug. 26, 2009 - The Prometheus Group Welcomes New Members
A warm welcome is extended to Anoop Rama Damodaran (Graduate) and Timothy Lee (Undergraduate).

Aug. 3, 2009 - A New Era Begins
Professor Lane W. Martin begins work in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. https://engineering.illinois.edu/news/2012/02/08/martin-receives-2012-nsf-career-awardhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201101164/abstracthttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201101164/abstracthttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003960281101749http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003960281101749http://www.panalytical.com/index.cfm?pid=1460http://www.panalytical.com/index.cfm?pid=1460http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn2001933http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn2001933http://www.ferrodevices.com/http://www.ferrodevices.com/http://www.asylumresearch.com/Products/Cypher/Cypher.shtmlhttp://sciencewatch.com/dr/nhp/2009/09sepnhp/09sepnhpMart/shapeimage_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1shapeimage_11_link_2shapeimage_11_link_3shapeimage_11_link_4shapeimage_11_link_5shapeimage_11_link_6shapeimage_11_link_7shapeimage_11_link_8shapeimage_11_link_9shapeimage_11_link_10shapeimage_11_link_11shapeimage_11_link_12