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Invited Talks
(in reverse chronological order)

at Conferences

52.

New Frontiers in Electron Spectroscopies: Novel Techniques, Time Resolution and Extreme Conditions, Invited lecture to be presented at the School on "Fermi surface and novel phases in strongly correlated electron systems” at the École de Physique des Houches, October 13-19, 2019, Les Houches, France.

51.

Rational Design of Low-Dimensional Electronic Phenomena at Mott Interfaces, Invited talk to be presented at the International Conference on Quantum in Complex Matter: Superconductivity, Magnetism and Ferroelectricity (Superstripes 2019), June 23-29, 2019, Ischia, Italy.

50.

Probing Ultrathin Functional Layers and Buried Interfaces with Advanced X-ray Spectroscopic Techniques, Invited talk to be presented at the APS March Meeting, March 4-8, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts.

49.

Combining Hard and Soft X-ray Angle-resolved Photoemission to Probe the Bulk Electronic Structure of Engineered Quantum Solids, Invited talk presented at the 65th Annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition (AVS 2018), October 21-26, 2018, Long Beach, California.

48.

Probing Buried Interfaces with Standing-Wave Soft- and Hard- X-ray Photoemission and RIXS, Presented at the 14th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS 2018) October 8 – 12, 2018, Shanghai, China.

47.

Probing Electronic Structure at the Unit Cell Level with Standing-Wave Photoemission, Invited talk presented at the American Ceramics Society's 2018 Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials (EAM), January 17-19, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

46.

Emerging X-ray Techniques for Probing Matter with Depth and Time Resolution, Keynote talk presented at the International Conference on Quantum in Complex Matter: Superconductivity, Magnetism and Ferroelectricity (Superstripes 2017), June 5-10, 2017, Ischia, Italy.

45.

Revealing the Origins of Non-Joulian Magnetism with High-Resolution Photoemission Microscopy, Presented at the 63th Annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition (AVS 2016), November 6-11, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee.

44.

Probing magnetic, electronic and structural ordering in novel magnetostrictive materials, Presented at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 3-5, 2016, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

43.

Exploring entangled nanophases in VO2 and Fe-Ga, Presented at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 3-5, 2016, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

42.

Controlling Electronic Interactions and Phase Separation in VO2 via Strain, Temperature and Ultrafast Electric Fields, Presented at the International Conference on Quantum in Complex Matter: Superconductivity, Magnetism and Ferroelectricity (Superstripes 2016), June 23-29, 2016, Ischia, Italy.

41.

Dynamic Control of Fundamental Physical Interactions in Strongly-Correlated Oxides, Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2016), June 5-10, 2016, San Jose, California.

40.

Electric-Field Driven Structural Phase Transitions in VO2, Presented at the LCLS/SSRL Users Meeting, October 7-10, 2015, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California.

39.

Towards Ultrafast Control of Fundamental Physical Interactions in Strongly-Correlated Oxides, Presented at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 5-7, 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

38.

Controlling Fundamental Physical Interactions in Strongly-correlated Electronic Systems with Ultrafast THz Electric Fields, Presented at the Upcoming Scientific Opportunities at the Linac Coherent Light Source II symposium at the APS March Meeting, March 2-6, 2015, San Antonio, Texas.

37.

Probing Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures with Hard X-ray and Standing-Wave Excited Photoemission Spectroscopy, Presented at the 60th Annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition (AVS 2013), October 27 - November 1, 2013, Long Beach, California.

36.

Separating Electronic and Structural Phase Transitions in VO2 with THz-Pump X-Ray Probe Spectroscopy, Presented at the Stanford Photonics Research Center 2013 Annual Symposium, September 16-18, 2013, Stanford, California.

35.

Future Directions in Hard X-ray Photoemission, Young Scientist Award invited talk presented at the SPring-8 Symposium 2013, September 7-8, 2013, Kyoto, Japan.

34.

HARPES: Emerging Technique for Measuring Bulk Band Structure of Materials and Nanostructures, Presented at the 5th International Conference on Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES 2013), June 17-20, 2013, Uppsala, Sweden.

33.

Depth-Resolved Electronic Structure of Complex Materials and Nanostructures with Hard X-ray and Standing-Wave Excited Photoemission, Presented at the 12th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS-12) September 16-21, 2012, Saint-Malo, France.

32.

Emerging Photoemission Techniques for Probing Buried Layers and Interfaces: HAXPES, HARPES and SWARPES, Presented at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 3-5, 2011, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

31.

Depth Resolved Composition and Electronic Structure of an LSMO/STO Superlattice via Standing-Wave Excited Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Presented at the IEEE 7th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (MML 2010), September 19-24, 2010, Berkeley, California.

30.

Probing Magnetic Nanostructures using Standing-Wave Excited Photoemission Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Presented at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 15-17, 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

 

 

at Workshops, Colloquia and Seminars

29.

Future Directions in Soft and Hard X-ray Photoemission, Invited colloquium talk presented at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, August 1, 2018, Lemont Illinois.

28.

Toward high-resolution mapping of entangled nanophases in strongly-correlated oxides, Invited workshop talk presented at the ALS Magnetism and Spintronics Cross Cutting Review Workshop, January 23-24, 2018, Berkeley, California.

27.

Emerging X-ray Techniques for Probing Matter with Depth and Time Resolution, Invited colloquium talk presented at the Lafayette College Physics Department, April 15, 2016, Easton, Pennsylvania.

26.

Probing Electronic Properties of Advanced Materials with Depth and Time Resolution, Invited seminar talk presented at the University of Delaware Physics Department, March 21, 2016, Newark, Delaware.

25.

New Ways of Probing Materials and Interfaces with X-rays, Invited colloquium talk presented at the University of Arkansas Physics Department, February 19, 2016, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

24.

Towards ultrafast control of fundamental physical interactions in strongly-correlated oxides, Invited symposium talk presented at the MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, November 29 - December 4, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts.

23.

Recent Advances in the Fields of X-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging, Invited colloquium talk presented at the Stockton University Physics Department, November 9, 2015, Galloway, New Jersey.

22.

Discovering New Ways of Looking at Materials with X-rays, Invited seminar talk presented at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), April 10, 2015, Varennes, Quebec, Canada.

21.

Understanding the Nanoscale Evolution of Emerging Electronic Phases of Matter in the Presence of Intense THz Electric Fields, Invited workshop talk presented at the Workshop on Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter, Iowa State University, December 11-12, 2014, Ames, Iowa.

20.

X-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging: Future Perspectives for Energy Materials, Invited seminar talk presented at the PennEnergy Penn Center for Energy Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, October 6, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

19.

Future Directions in Standing-Wave Spectroscopy, Invited workshop talk presented at the CSX-2 MagnetoSpectroscopy Program Development Workshop, NSLS2, Brookhaven National Laboratory, September 29, 2014, Brookhaven, New York.

18.

Future Directions in X-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging: Femtosecond Physics with Depth Resolution, Invited seminar talk presented at the University of California Riverside Physics Department, February 18, 2014, Riverside, California.

17.

Femtosecond Physics with Depth Resolution, Invited seminar talk presented at the University of New Hampshire Physics Department, February 12, 2014, Durham, New Hampshire.

16.

Electronic Structure with Depth and Time Resolution, Invited seminar talk presented at the California Institute of Technology Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, February 7, 2014, Pasadena, California.

15.

Future Directions in X-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging, Invited seminar talk presented at the Temple University Physics Department, January 29, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

14.

Separating Purely-Electronic and Structural Transitions in VO2 with THz-Pump X-Ray Probe Spectroscopy, Invited talk presented at the Stanford Photonics Research Center 2013 Annual Symposium, September 16-18, 2013, Stanford, California.

13.

Ultrafast Dynamics of THz Electric-Field-Induced Insulator-to-Metal Transition in VO2, Invited talk presented at the 2013 Mott MURI Oxide Interfaces Meeting, August 6-8, 2013, Stanford, California.

12.

Ultrafast Electron and Lattice Dynamics of the THz Electric-Field-Induced Insulator-to-Metal Transition in VO2 Thin Films, Invited seminar talk presented at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, July 03, 2013, Menlo Park, California.

11.

Hard X-ray and Standing-Wave Excited Photoemission: Emerging Techniques for Depth-Resolved Studies of Materials, Invited seminar talk presented at the Advanced Light Source, July 18, 2012, Berkeley, California.

10.

Novel Trends in Photoemission: Hard X-rays, Standing-Waves and Time-Resolved Measurements, Invited seminar presented at the University of California, Davis, March 15, 2012.

9.

Probing Bulk Electronic Structure of Magnetic Semiconductors with Hard X-ray Angle resolved Photoemission, Presented at the 2011 X-Ray Spectroscopy of Magnetic Solids (XRMS) Workshop, October 22-23, 2011, Stanford, California.

8.

Mott Insulating State of Ultrathin Epitaxial LaNiO3 Thin Films Detected by Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the 4th International Workshop on Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES 2011) at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, September 14-16, 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

7.

Depth-Resolved ARPES of Buried Layers and Interfaces via Soft X-ray Standing-Wave Excitation, Invited seminar talk presented at the Swiss Light Source, August 12, 2011, Villigen, Switzerland.

6.

Probing Bulk Electronic Structure via Hard X-ray Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Invited seminar talk presented at the IBM Almaden Research Center, July 26, 2011, San Jose, California.

5.

Depth-Resolved ARPES of Buried Layers and Interfaces via Soft X-ray Standing-Wave Excitation: La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/SrTiO3 Magnetic Tunnel Junction, Presented at the International Workshop on Strong Correlations and Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (CORPES11), July 18-22, 2011, Berkeley, California.

4.

Depth-Resolved ARPES of Buried Layers and Interfaces via Soft X-ray Standing-Wave Excitation, Invited seminar talk presented at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, June 30, 2011, Menlo Park, California.

3.

Depth-resolved standing-wave excited full field soft x-ray microscopy of magnetic nanostructures, Presented at the XM-3: A Next Generation Full-field Soft X-ray Microscope for Materials Sciences at LBNL Workshop, June 28, 2010, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

2.

Optical Measurement of Thickness and Properties of Ultra-Thin Films in Complex Multi-Layer Film Stacks Used in MRAM Fabrication, Presented at the American Vacuum Society Thin Film User Group Meeting, May 18, 2005, Santa Clara, California.

1.

Optical Measurement of Thickness and Properties of Ultra-Thin High-k Dielectric Films Deposited on W and Cu, Presented at the American Vacuum Society Thin Film User Group Meeting, March 2003, Santa Clara, California.

 

Contributed Talks at Conferences
(in reverse chronological order)

26.

Combining multiple soft- and hard x-ray techniques to probe strongly-correlated electronic phenomena at Mott interfaces, Presented at the 14th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS 2018) October 8-12, 2018, Shanghai, China.

25.

Using standing-waves to probe tailored octahedral modulations in complex oxide superlattices with unit-cell depth resolution, Presented at the 7th International Conference on Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES 2017), September 11-15, 2017, Berkeley, California.

24.

Nanoscale origins of Non-Joulian magnetostriction in Fe-Ga alloys, Presented at the APS March Meeting, March 13-17, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana.

23.

Towards Ultrafast Control of Conductivity and Electronic Correlations in Vanadium Dioxide, Presented at the 13th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 11-15, 2016, San Diego, California.

22.

Controlling Fundamental Physical Interactions in VO2 via Strain, Temperature and Ultrafast THz Electric Fields, Presented at the 13th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS 2015) September 28 – October 2, 2015, Stony Brook, New York.

21.

Ultrafast Terahertz Electric-Field Control of the Insulator-Metal Transition in Vanadium Dioxide, Presented at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2014), May 4-8, 2014, Dresden, Germany.

20.

Towards Wide Temperature Range Control of the Metal-Insulator Transition in Correlated Oxides by Modifying Orbital Occupancy, Presented at the 58th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2013), November 4-8, 2013, Denver, Colorado.

19.

Tuning Metal-to-Insulator Transition in Thin Epitaxial VO2 Films via Strain-Induced Manipulation of Bonding and Orbital Hybridization, Presented at the 38th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2013), July 12-19, 2013, Hefei, China.

18.

Probing Buried Magnetic Layers and Interfaces with Depth-Resolved Standing-Wave Excited Angle-Resolved Photoemission (SW-ARPES), Presented at the 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 14-18, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.

17.

Electronic Structure of Magnetic Semiconducting Cr(0.20)Al(0.80) and the Anti-ferromagnetic-to-Ferromagnetic Transition in FeRh from Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the 12th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS-12) September 16-21, 2012, Saint-Malo, France.

16.

Bulk Electronic Structure Changes across the Metamagnetic Transition in FeRh via Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2012), May 7-11, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

15.

Mott Behavior of Ultrathin Epitaxial LaNiO3 Films and Interfaces via Hard X-ray and Standing-Wave Excited Photoemission, Presented at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2012), May 7-11, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

14.

Bulk Electronic Structure of FeRh Undergoing Metamagnetic Transition via Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the APS March Meeting, February 27 - March 2, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts.

13.

Probing Bulk Electronic Structure with Hard X-ray Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the California-Nevada Section of the American Physical Society, November 10-11, 2011, Menlo Park, California.

12.

Electronic Structural Changes Across the Metamagnetic Transition in FeRh via Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the 56th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2011), October 30 - November 3, 2010, Scottsdale, Arizona.

11.

Probing Bulk Electronic Structure of (Ga,Mn)As via Hard X-ray Angle-Resolved Photoemission: Valence-Band and Core-Level Study, Presented at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2011), April 25-29, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.

10.

Mott Insulating State of Ultrathin Epitaxial LaNiO3 Film via Hard X-ray Photoemission, Presented at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2011), April 25-29, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.

9.

Depth Resolved Electronic Structure of an LSMO/STO/LSMO Magnetic Tunneling Junction via Standing-Wave Excited Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Presented at the 55th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2010), November 14-18, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

8.

Bulk Electronic Structure of the Ferromagnetic Semiconductor Ga(1-x)Mn(x) via Hard X-ray Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Presented at the 55th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2010), November 14-18, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

7.

Depth Resolved Electronic Structure of an LSMO/STO/LSMO Magnetic Tunneling Junction via Standing-Wave Excited Angle-Resolved Photoemission, Presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the California-Nevada Section of the American Physical Society, October 29-30, 2010, Pasadena, California. (Awarded the Margaret Burbidge Award for Best Graduate Student Experimental Work)

6.

Depth Resolved Photoelectron Microscopy of Nanostructures via Soft X-Ray Standing Wave Excitation, Presented at the 37th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics (VUVX 2010), July 11-16, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

5.

Angle-Resolved Photoemission in the Multi-keV Regime: First Experimental Data and Theory for W and GaAs, Presented at the 11th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS-11), October 6-10, 2009, Nara, Japan.

4.

Measurements of Corner Rounding in 2D Contact Holes on Phase-Shift Masks Using Broadband Reflectance and Transmittance Spectra in Conjunction with RCWA, Presented at the SPIE Photomask Technology 27th Annual International Symposium, September 18-21, 2007, Monterey, California.

3.

Polarized Transmittance-Reflectance Scatterometry Measurements of 2D Trench Dimensions on Phase-Shift Masks, Presented at the SPIE Photomask Japan 14th Annual International Symposium, April 17-19, 2007, Yokohama, Japan.

2.

Innovative Application of the RCWA Method for the Ultra-Sensitive Transmittance-Based CD Measurements on Phase-Shift Masks, Presented at the European Mask and Lithography Conference, January 22-25, 2007, Grenoble, France.

1.

Fast Non-Destructive Optical Measurements of Critical Dimension Uniformity and Linearity on AEI and ASI Phase-Shift Masks, Presented at the SPIE Photomask Technology 26th Annual International Symposium, September 18-22, 2006, Monterey, California.