Professor Lane Martin poses with one of his advanced deposition tools.

Lane W. Martin

Chancellor's Professor and Chair
Dept of Materials Science and Engineering
Research Expertise and Interest
Complex Oxides, novel electronic materials, thin films, materials processing, materials characterization, memory, logic, information technologies, energy conversion, thermal properties, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, magnetics, multiferroics, transducers, devices
Research Description

Lane Martin's work focuses on developing novel materials that will change the way we live. In particular, he works on the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of advanced functional electronic materials. From the design and realization of new materials to the optimization of existing materials we aim to extract the best performance from next-generation functional materials. His work covers aspects of the synthesis of these materials with atomic-level precision to integration into devices, the study and engineering of physical properties (including dielectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, ferroelectric, magnetic, multiferroic, electronic transport, optical, etc.), and the demonstration of the utility of advanced materials in device structures. Ultimately the work in his lab is aimed at enabling “dream applications” in areas ranging from new modes of computation, memory, and data storage (with particular attention to beyond Moore’s Law concepts and ultra-low voltage/power modalities of operation), energy conversion (including utilization of thermal, vibrational, solar, and other forms of energy), sensing and transduction, actuation, and much more.

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