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. degree 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. degree in Materials Physics from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His research focuses on soft magnetic composites for high frequency applications.

Pratim Chowdhury

PhD Student

 Pratim Chowdhury
Pratim graduated in 2010 from Jadavpur University, India with a BE degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as a Design Engineer in Tata Motors, India for one year. He is currently pursuing PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University. 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 University 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.

Garrett Clay

MS Student

 Garrett
Garrett graduated in 2014 from Oregon State University with a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on Computer Engineering. He is now pursuing a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on 3D magnetic inkjet printing.

Shivadarshan Rajeurs

MS Student

 Shiva
Shivadarshan graduated with a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication from PES Institute of Technology, India. He worked as a R&D Design Engineer for 2 years at LSI Corporation before coming to Oregon State University for Masters. During his free time he likes to play volley ball, badminton or cricket.

George Vartanov

Undergraduate Student

 George
George is an Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate student. His focus is on Power Systems and Semiconductors. He enjoys tennis and weight lifting during his free time.

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.