The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It seeks to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
Peter’s research thrust is to find new materials and design devices that can mitigate heating from electronics, saving a tremendous amount of energy in the long run. To this end, his research explores the frontiers of materials synthesis to engineer new, sustainable, non-volatile devices with unprecedented performance. His research centers around discovering new ferroic states in disorder-driven materials. This includes synthesis and characterization of new, magnetic, entropy-stabilized oxides and device implementation and optimization of existing composite multiferroic systems. Through these projects he has experience with many aspects of materials design, ranging from material deposition and basic characterization to nanolithography and coupled electronic measurements.
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