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TANMS Doctoral Student Receives Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment

posted Apr 24, 2017, 9:37 AM by Michelle Schwartz   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 11:18 AM ]
TANMS is very proud to announce that one of our doctor students, John Domann, was offered a tenure-track faculty position at Virginia Tech.  John will serve as an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) Department at Virginia Tech starting in the next academic year. John is currently finishing his Ph.D. in the Active Materials Laboratory under Professor Greg Carman with UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. John received his bachelor’s and master’s degress from the University of Kansas, where he was named a Fellow with the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation and co-invented a piezoelectric spinal fusion implant that recently finished a successful animal trial and has been licensed by a startup company.

John’s doctoral work at UCLA broadly focused on the dynamics of magnetoelastic materials across numerous size and time scales. He worked with AFRL researchers from Eglin Air Force Base to conduct experimental studies on the impact and shock response of Galfenol, a magnetoelastic material. This work included analysis of Galfenol’s use in pulsed power generation devices, as well as the first analytic model of a strain-powered antenna. John’s recent work with TANMS focused on the strain mediated control of nanoscale magnetism. The goal of this work is to create novel devices with multiple orders of magnitude energy efficiency improvements of current state of the art electronics. He collaborated with numerous TANMS researchers to explore the magnetoelastic control of the quantum mechanical exchange bias effect, energy efficient magnetic logic devices, novel antenna designs, and micron scale magnetic motors. In addition to his research, John made significant contributions to the TANMS Education programs by serving as a graduate mentor and by participating in the development of teaching modules that introduced high school and undergraduate students to multiferroic materials and devices.  John looks forward to continuing his research on multiferroic devices and exploring their applications in the biomedical field at Virginia Tech.