Professor Kai Liu named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 2016: Kai Liu, Professor of Physics at the University of California - Davis, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized “for contributions to the understanding of magneto-transport effects and magnetization reversal in nanostructures”. An award ceremony will be held at the plenary session of the 13th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference in San Diego on January 13, 2016.

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Prof. Liu joined the UC Davis faculty in 2001. His research interest is in experimental studies of magnetism and spin transport in nanostructured materials. His recent efforts include investigations on perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, novel spin textures, magnetic recording, magnetization reversal and hysteresis, and spin-transport, which have potentially important technological applications in low dissipation information storage and nanoelectronics. He was recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellowship. He is also elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), American Physical Society and Institute of Nanotechnology (UK).

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