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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. 

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science and Engineering, PhD , University of California Berkeley

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

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

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2018 2019

Facility for electric & magnetic probes of materials at extreme conditions

Fuhrer, M., Edmonds, M., Bach, U., Suzuki, K., Karel, J., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Wang, L., bansal, V., Ou, J., Seidel, J. & Lu, Y.


Project: Other

Research Output 2010 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

Enhanced spin polarization of amorphous F ex S i1-x thin films revealed by Andreev reflection spectroscopy

Karel, J., Bouma, D. S., Martinez, J., Zhang, Y. N., Gifford, J. A., Zhang, J., Zhao, G. J., Kim, D. R., Li, B. C., Huang, Z. Y., Wu, R. Q., Chen, T. Y. & Hellman, F., 27 Jun 2018, In : Physical Review Materials. 2, 6, 6 p., 064411.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced magnetization and anisotropy in Mn-Ga thin films grown on LSAT

Karel, J., Casoli, F., Nasi, L., Lupo, P., Sahoo, R., Ernst, B., Markou, A., Kalache, A., Cabassi, R., Albertini, F. & Felser, C., 30 Oct 2017, In : Applied Physics Letters. 111, 18, 4 p., 182405.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Influence of nanoscale order-disorder transitions on the magnetic properties of Heusler compounds for spintronics

Karel, J., Fischer, J. E., Fabbrici, S., Pippel, E., Werner, P., Vinicius Castergnaro, M., Adler, P., Ouardi, S., Balke, B., Fecher, G. H., Morais, J., Albertini, F., Parkin, S. S. P. & Felser, C., 2017, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 5, 18, p. 4388-4392 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Size-dependent structural and magnetic properties of chemically synthesized Co-Ni-Ga nanoparticles

Wang, C., Levin, A. A., Karel, J., Fabbrici, S., Qian, J., Violbarbosa, C. E., Ouardi, S., Albertini, F., Schnelle, W., Rohlicek, J., Fecher, G. H. & Felser, C., 1 Oct 2017, In : Nano Research. 10, 10, p. 3421-3433 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of hard X-ray photoelectron SPLEED-based spectrometer applicable for probing of buried magnetic layer valence states

Kozina, X., Ikenaga, E., Viol barbosa, C. E., Ouardi, S., Karel, J., Yamamoto, M., Kobayashi, K., Elmers, H. J., Schönhense, G. & Felser, C., 1 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena. 211, p. 12-18 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review