National Semiconductor Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Associate Dean for Research
Office: 510 Sutardja Dai Hall
Email: jbokor AT eecs DOT berkeley DOT edu
Prof Bokor's Website
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Mark received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the
University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010 and 2011.
His research interests have focused on developing energy efficient magnetic technologies in a wide variety of materials, which include metals, semiconductors, ferromagnetic semiconductors, complex oxides, multiferroics, and suspended magnetic particles for applications such as quantum computation, memory, logic, sensing, and microfluidic particle manipulation. He has characterized these systems with optical, synchrotron x-ray, and transport-based measurements and has developed time-resolved optical and x-ray methods to study fundamental nanoscale magnetic properties on ultrafast timescales.
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Jeongmin Hong received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside CA in 2009.
His research has focused on two areas: 1) developing the Spin Transfer Torque based logic devices using Magnetic Tunneling Junctions (STT-MTJs) and 2) investigating new functional magnetic materials for next generation advanced electronics and medical applications. More recently, he has been leading the development of sub-10-nm probe-based MTJs with extremely low switching energy. He is the author of over 30 journal papers (H-index: 8) and has 2 filed patents on the primary topic of Nanomagnetics, and also serves as an editorial board member in Nature Scientific Reports and PLoS One. He was a graduate researcher supported by NSF-MRSEC at the University of California, Riverside, CA, where he worked on magnetic and electric properties of carbon nano-structures and state-of-the-art technology of magnetic materials/devices in collaboration with hard disk drive companies.
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Jon received his engineering degree and M.A. in nanosciences in 2011 from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Toulouse, France. During his studies he completed an exchange year in Tohoku University
in Sendai (Japan), where he initiated his lab training in the Information and Storage Systems group. He then worked as a PhD student on field and current induced magnetisation dynamics in metallic and semiconducting
ferromagnets at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Orsay (near Paris).
After he completed his PhD in 2014, he joined the Bokor group at UC Berkeley in order to study ultrafast magnetisation dynamics and spin-orbital effects by using an amplified femtosecond laser and different magnetic probing techniques such as MOKE or MSHG.
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Rich received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and applied physics from Utah State University in 2009 and earned his M.S. in physics in 2010. He earned his Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering
from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2015. At Illinois, his research focused on understanding conductive heat transfer at the nanoscale.
His current research is focused on developing a nuanced understanding of electronic, magnetic, and thermal transport phenomena in novel materials. He is currently studying the magnetization dynamics of ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic metals on ultrafast time scales.
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Roberto Lo Conte
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Roberto received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2009 and 2012, and his M.S. in Engineering (Microelectronics) from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in
Stockholm (Sweden) in 2012, with a final project in Spintronics. Roberto joined the Institute of Physics of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany), where
he received his Doctorate in Physics in December 2015. His PhD project was focused on the study of spin-orbit torques and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in low symmetry magnetic heterostructures.
After he completed his PhD, Roberto joined the Bokor Group at UC Berkeley in March 2016. His current research topic is the investigation of magnetic DW motion in multiferroic heterostructures, which seem to offer a new path towards the development of energy efficient memory, logic, and microfluidic devices. X-ray photo-emission electron microscopy, MOKE and Kerr microscopy are some of the experimental tools employed in his esperimental work.
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5th year graduate student, MSE
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Yang got his B.S. in mathematics and physics from Tsinghua University, China. Yang works on studying ultrafast spin dynamics with femtosecond laser. To investigate ultrafast spin dynamics triggered by
ultrashort laser pulse (60fs), he built up a Time-Resolved Magneto Optic Kerr Effect (TRMOKE) setup. With this we are able to probe the spin dynamics within one picosecond.
He is working on projects such as heat assisted spin-hall switching and ultrafast all-optical switching of GdFeCo.
2nd year graduate student, EECS
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His research interests include nanomagnetism and ultrafast magnetization dynamics, and he is currently working on a project on Spin Hall Effect. Spin Hall Effect is the creation of a spin imbalance transverse to the direction of charge flow in materials with high spin-orbit coupling. Potential applications of this phenomenon include integration into spintronic devices for memory and logic. The aim of the project is to measure Spin Hall Effect in different metals optically through magnetization induced second harmonic generation.
Juan Pablo "JP" Llinás
2nd year graduate student, EECS
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JP investigates the electrical transport and optical properties of self-assembled graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) and GNR heterojunctions via device measurements and optical spectroscopy. His goal is to fabricate high performance GNR devices.