OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Current Members

Dr. Pallavi Dhagat

Professor
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Pallavi Dhagat holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Following 4 years as a research engineer at Seagate Technology, Minneapolis, she joined Oregon State University. Currently, she heads the Applied Magnetics Laboratory and holds a faculty position in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Materials Science Graduate Program. She is also the President of the IEEE Magnetics Society and an Adjunct Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Dr. Albrecht Jander

Associate Professor
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Albrecht Jander holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering. His research has focused on magnetics and spintronics. He previously held a position with NVE Corp., where he worked on novel magnetic devices.

Chris Tasker

Development Engineer
Chris installs, maintains and repairs laboratory and shared user equipment in the College of Engineering. He is a key member of the Applied Magnetics group, and works with the students to design and implement custom magnetic characterization systems.

Khalid Masood

Ph.D. Student
Khalid obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory as a doctoral student in Fall 2015 and is now working on developing characterization techniques for magnetostriction.

Nabila Nujhat

Ph.D. Student
Nabila holds an M.S. degree from Tuskegee University, USA and a B.S. degree from the Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. She has experience in thin film deposition and characterization. For her doctoral studies, she will be developing cleanroom processing techniques for a variety of magnetic thin films.

Carson C Rivard

Ph.D. Student
Carson completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory in 2019 and is working on design of an analog signal correlator based on the parametric pumping of magnetic spin waves. In his free time, Carson likes to paint, play music, and backpack.

Andrew Russell

Ph.D. Student
Andrew completed his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Physics at Angelo State University in 2019. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory in Fall 2019 as a doctoral student. His research will focuses on device fabrication for spin transport measurements. He enjoys social partner dancing, obstacle course racing and anything outdoors.

Shane Witsell

Ph.D. Student
Shane (Will) Witsell completed his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University in 2019. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory as a doctoral student in Fall 2019. He will be developing techniques for measuring magnetostriction using laser interferometry and capacitive bridge sensing.

Shane R Allen

M.S. Student

Shane graduated from the University of Denver in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Physics. After working for a year at Applied Sonics Inc., he joined to Oregon State University to pursue an M.S. degree under Dr. Dhagat. In his free time, Shane enjoys listening to music, skiing, and gardening.

Madeleine Cannamela

M.S. Student
Madeleine completed her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the College of Idaho in 2010. Since then, she has worked for HP Inc., largely on laser printing technology, but most recently in polymer 3D printing. She joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory as a master’s student in Summer 2019. Her project focuses on creating and characterizing 3D printed polymers with added magnetic properties. Outside of work and school Madeleine enjoys taking the dogs for hikes, camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Han-Ting Lin

M.S. Student
Han-Ting graduated in 2015 from Yuan Ze University in Taiwan with a bachelor's degree in Communication Engineering. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory in 2017. His master's research project concentrates on the design and characterization of inkjet printed 3D magnetic films and devices. In his free time, Han-Ting likes to mountain bike and play baseball.

Stephen Covrig

Undergraduate Student
Stephen is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the Applied Magnetics Laboratory in 2018. He is currently developing a microscopy technique, based on the magneto-optic Kerr effect, for imaging magnetic domains in thin films with high contrast. His hobbies include playing the piano, rock climbing, and soccer.