With regret we say good bye to Min Yu, who is leaving the group for personal reasons. She’s done great work on nanocatalysts and metallic glasses, so we hope to see her back again in at some point in the future.
Jie Feng, who is co-advisor by Prof. Voyles and Prof. Morgan of the computational materials group has won a Presidential Scholar Award from the Microscopy Society of America for his work on visualizing single vacancies in LaMnO3 using high-precision STEM. Congratulations Jie!
A joint post-doc position with the Dane Morgan of the UW Computational Materials Group on next-generation structure determination is now available. This post-doc will develop new tools for determining 3D structure from high-precision STEM data and computed energies using advanced optimization techniques. For full details and how to apply, see the the complete job listing.
Both Andy and Yizhang successfully defended theses yesterday. Congratulations! Andy will be joining Eva Olsson’s laboratory at Chalmers University as a post-doc, and Yizhang will be continuing his education in data science and statistics at the University of Delaware.
We have made available for download a set of fluctuation electron microscopy data analysis routines for electron nanodiffraction patterns written in MATLAB. Right now, the routines only calculate the variance of annular averages, and they only work for data files in the SER file format created by the TIA software on FEI electron microscopes. The routines implement TEM sample thickness filtering based on an ADF image acquired simultaneously with the nanodiffraction patterns, as described in Jinwoo’s paper. Bug fixes, modifications, and improvements are welcome!