Tonya is the Coordinator of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia. She prepares and coordinates grant fund transfers, maintains and reconciles nanoSTAR accounts, and organizes internal institute seminars and events. She attended Piedmont Virginia Community College, UVA, and Austin Peay State University.
Multiple interactive degrees of freedom - lattice, charge, spin, and orbital exists in oxides that enable a wide spectrum of phenomena such as superconductivity, ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity and more. These phenomena in complex oxides will lead to a new era of technology beyond charge based semiconductor electronics. I am pursuing the applications of multifunctional complex oxide thin films in logic and memory devices.
The primary emphasis of Dr. Lichtenberger's research is the investigation of materials, processing technologies and devices for superconducting circuits.
Our goal is to understand the biological basis of cognition. After many experimental studies elucidating the rules of associative synaptic modification, almost all of our research uses the tools of theoretical neuroscience to reach our goal.
Most of the information encoded within the genome of a human or of a bacteria is ultimately expressed as the linear sequence of amino acids in an expressed protein. This sequence determines, within the environment of that organism, the structure(s) of that protein. In turn, this structure(s) determines the interactions and functions of the protein. As we learn more of how sequences determine structures, we better understand how the genome guides physiology.