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Dr. Julie Karel earned her B.S in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2005).  From 2005-2007, Julie worked as a Materials Engineer for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA and Chandler, AZ.  Dr. Karel then obtained her M.S. (2010) and PhD (2012) also in MSE from the University of California – Berkeley.  Her postdoctoral research was carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany (2012-2016).  Since late 2016, Julie has been working as a research fellow at Monash University.   

Research interests

My research focuses on utilising either thin film growth techniques or application of external electric fields to control the magnetic or electronic properties of advanced functional materials. I am particularly interested in the electronic modifications in materials resulting from application of very large electric fields during liquid electrolyte gating and how to utilise these changes to make novel computing devices.  I also study magnetic thin films for spintronic applications (such as magnetic data storage) where we use disorder and nanostructuring to control the properties. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science and Engineering, PhD , University of California Berkeley

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S. , University of California Berkeley

Award Date: 1 Dec 2010

Materials Science and Engineering, B.S. , University of Wisconsin Madison

Award Date: 1 May 2005

Research area keywords

  • Spintronics
  • Thin film magnetism
  • Ionic liquid gating
  • Electronic and magnetotransport

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