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Binek named Charles Bessey professor of physics and astronomy

Christian BinekChristian Binek was one of six professors recently awarded professorship from the Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor. The Charles Bessey/Willa Cather professorship was established in 2001 to recognize faculty members with the rank of professor who have established exceptional records of distinguished scholarship or creative activity.

Binek is internationally recognized in the field of magneto-electric phenomena related to spintronics, which explores and exploits the quantum spin on atoms, molecules, or assemblies as the basis for a new generation of electronic and data storage devices. He has written 122 peer-reviewed papers, co-authored a textbook on thermodynamics, published a monograph on Ising-Antiferromagnets, three book chapters, and five patents. Binek is involved with many initiatives that pursue major grant-funded research objectives and regularly speaks at domestic and international venues, including 2018 testimony on nanotechnology before a Congressional Committee. Binek serves as director of the university’s Nebraska Nanoscale Facility and as director of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. (5/10/21)

Morin to speak at MRS Webinar Series

Stephen MorinStephen Morin will be speaking in a webinar on 'Materials Challenges in Soft Robotics' hosted by the Materials Research Society (MRS). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 a.m. The event is free, but you must register to attend. Register here. (4/26/21)

Binek to present for W2S webinar

Christian BinekChristian Binek will present his topic, 'Voltage controlled Néel vector rotation in zero magnetic field,' as part of the Webinar series on Spintronics hosted by the National Institute of Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar in India. The webinar will take place on April 21 at 11 p.m. CST. Please contact Dr. Subhankar Bedanta at if you would like to attend. (4/20/21)

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