Published on Monday February 21, 2011
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased
to welcome Dr. James Rondinelli as assistant professor, effective
September 1, 2011.
Dr. Rondinelli is currently an Argonne Scholar and Joseph Katz
Distinguished Fellow in the X-ray Science Division at Argonne
National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in 2010 in Materials
Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a premier
Materials Department which is ranked 1st in both S- and R- rankings
according to the National Research Council rankings from
2010. He also received a B.S. in Materials Science and
Engineering, cum laude, from Northwestern University in 2006.
Dr. Rondinelli has received the 2010 MRS Graduate Student Gold
Award. He was also awarded both an NSF Graduate Research
Fellowship and NDSEG Fellowship in 2007. He has studied
abroad in Japan, Ireland, and India.
Dr. Rondinelli's research interests are in first principles
studies of electronic and magnetic properties in complex oxides and
fluorides, a class of materials that is expected to play a major
role in energy applications, as well as new generations of
electronic devices. An accomplished scholar and researcher,
he has published papers in prestigious journals, including
Nature Nanotechnology and Physical Reviews, among