John Heron, Assistant Professor
Contact Phone: 734-763-6914
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 2030 H.H. Dow
2300 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
John studied Physics as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a graduate student he was awarded the NDSEG graduate fellowship and worked in the thin film complex oxide group of Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013 John was awarded Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award. After earning his masters (2011) and doctoral (2013) degrees from the University of California Berkeley he began postdoctoral research at Cornell University under the co-mentorship of Professors Darrell Schlom and Dan Ralph.
John joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2016.
Steve earned a BASc in Engineering Physics with a specialization in ECE and a minor in Commerce at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in 2015. After gaining experience in the private sector developing electro-optic payloads for aircraft and a summer research term in an AMO laboratory, Steve came to UM to pursue research in solid state materials and devices, and will be investigating charge and spin transport properties of magnetic thin films in isolation and in heterostructures.
As with most graduate students, Steve earnestly enjoys experimenting with irregular sleep patterns and an assortment of nootropics, particularly caffeine. When he isn’t busy ablating assorted materials, Steve enjoys reading, programming and multifarious athletics.
Sieun earned a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea, in 2015. Sieun spent 2 years working at Seoul National University and the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and earned a M.S. degree from Seoul National University in 2017. Sieun has experience in the synthesis of two-dimensional materials, nanoscale device integration, and DFT calculations. Sieun came to UM in 2017 and is interested in growing and characterizing complex metal oxide thin films and calculating the basic properties of these materials. In her free time, Sieun enjoys working out at the gym, swimming, watching dramas and shopping.
Matt earned a B.A. & an M.Sci. in Natural Sciences specializing in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2020. For his master’s degree, Matt spent a year working on the growth and characterization of oxide materials for RRAM devices. Joining UM in 2020, Matt’s research will focus on the growth and characterization of high entropy oxides, as well as simulation of these materials using DFT calculations. He is co-advised by Prof. Emmanouil Kioupakis, MSE.
Outside of the lab, Matt enjoys going for long walks, playing guitar, Disney movies and looking at pictures of dogs on the internet.
Tony earned a B.S. degree in Physics at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. He joined UM in 2019. His research focuses on materials growth and characterization for next generation magnetic devices. Tony enjoys skateboarding, photography, watching movies and dramas in his free time.
Pat Kezer graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) in June 2017 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. While at Cal Poly, Pat gained work experience at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Summer intern. After graduating, he worked as a product engineer at Micron Technologies for one and a half years before resuming his education. Currently, his research is primarily focused on the Spin Hall Effect and Spin Transport.
In his free time Pat enjoys rock climbing, reading, watching movies, learning, and most of all, cooking.
Tim is currently a fourth year undergraduate in the MSE department pursuing a minor in mathematics. His research interests have included synthesis of both bulk and thin film entropy stabilized oxides and searching for metal insulator transition materials as well as Spin Hall effect materials.
Peter Meisenheimer (Ph.D.)
Post-doctoral researcher, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Nguyen Vu (Ph.D.)
ALD process and characterization engineer, EMD electronics