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November 18, 2022

Eom selected for prestigious Turnbull Lectureship from the Materials Research Society

Written By: Jason Daley


Chang-Beom Eom, Raymond R. Holton Chair for Engineering and Theodore H. Geballe Professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the recipient of the 2022 David Turnbull Lectureship from the Materials Research Society (MRS).

Chang-Beom Eom
Professor Chang-Beom Eom

The lectureship is one of the society’s highest honors and recognizes the career contributions of a scientist to the fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research. The award cites Eom for pioneering research and insightful lectures on epitaxy of oxide materials and its impact on applications in electronics.

Eom will accept the honor at the 2022 MRS fall meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, where he will present a lecture titled “Complex Oxide Heterostructures: How did we get here and where are we going?”

Eom earned his PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University in 1991. He completed his postdoctoral research at AT&T Bell Laboratories and later joined the faculty at Duke University as an associate professor. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he established the Oxide Laboratory. His research focuses on epitaxial thin film heterostructures of complex oxides, including ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, multiferroics, superconductors, interfacial materials and complex material spintronic heterostructures, with an emphasis on fundamental solid state phenomena and novel device applications.

Among various recognitions, Eom has received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, the David & Lucile Packard Fellowship and the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering. He is currently a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow and a Moore Foundation Synthesis Investigator. He is a fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also served on the MRS Board of Directors and is an Associate Editor of APL Materials.