OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Current Members

Dr. Albrecht Jander

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

Dr. Pallavi Dhagat

Associate Professor
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 Dr. Dhagat
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.

Chris Tasker

Development Engineer

 Chris Tasker
Chris Tasker installs, maintains, and repairs laboratory equipment for the engineering department at Oregon State University. As a key member of the Magnetics group, he also develops and constructs novel laboratory systems. He is able to directly interact with graduate students and their research which he finds very rewarding.

Weiyang Li

PhD Student

 Li
Weiyang Li graduated in 2009 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He is now pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University. His research focuses on investigation of acoustically assisted magnetic recording, a novel technology for information storage.

Ben Buford

PhD Student

 Ben Buford
Ben received a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University with a focus on Integrated Circuits. His current research focuses on designing spintronic devices to implement digital logic.

Han Song

PhD Student

 Han Song
Han graduated with a B.E. in Materials Physics from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is currently involved in ferromagnetic resonance characterization of magnetic nanoparticles.

Pratim Chowdhury

PhD Student

 Pratim Chowdhury
Pratim graduated in 2010 from Jadavpur University, India with a BE degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as Design Engineer in Tata Motors, India for one year. He is currently pursuing PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at OSU. His research focuses on parametric pumping of ferromagnetic resonance and spin waves by bulk acoustic waves.

Colby Whitaker

MS Student

 Colby
Colby is a graduate student pursuing MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated from Oregon State spring 2013 with dual degrees in Applied Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research emphasis is on micro magnetic particle imaging. When not in the lab he is training to become a Krav Maga instructor.

Jeremy Spencer

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 Jeremy
Jeremy is an Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate student. His focus is on integrated circuits and semiconductor design. When he isn't studying or working in the lab, he enjoys writing/producing music and playing the drums.

Arin Jander

Magnetician-in-training

 Arin
Arin Jander joined the Applied Magnetics Group in March 2011. He is an experimentalist. (Theory still escapes him.) His current research project involves determining whether the north or south pole of a magnet tastes better.