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.
Our aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of atomistic phenomena occuring at electrolyte-solid interfaces. The objective is to achieve extreme control over material synthesis at such interfaces. This knowledge is applied to the electrochemical synthesis of metals and metal oxides with tunable properties; a synthesis that in turn is utilized in electronic and energy conversion devices.
The general field of the research in our lab is the development of novel systems for medical imaging. Of particular interest are imaging systems utilizing x-rays (i.e. radiography, x-ray tomosynthesis, x-ray computed tomography (CT)) and/or nuclear medicine (i.e. scintigraphy, gamma ray emission tomosynthesis, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission computed tomography (PET)). In recent years we have focused on the development of multimodal hybrid systems that integrate anatomic and functional image sets.
The group's goal is to think beyond the next generation of technology, to encourage new ideas, and to explore new pathways for experimental physics.