Our group focuses on exploiting electronic, magnetic and dielectric properties of thin films and heterostructures of “model” complex oxides (based on titanates and stannates) for both fundamental study and technological applications in energy, communication and information technology. We employ advanced state-of-art hybrid molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technique for thin film growth, direct and complimentary tools (x-ray diffraction, scanning probe microscopy, advanced electron microscopy, spectroscopy techniques) for structural characterization and physical property measurement system for low temperature transport and magnetic measurements.

Complex oxides with perovskite structure (ABO3, where A and B are metal cations) display impressive multi-functionality, encompassing high temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance, multiferroicity, and strongly-correlated Mott-Hubbard insulator-type behavior. Moreover, interfaces formed from these materials display interface-stabilized ground states (such as two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs), 2D superconductivity, novel magnetism), which do not exist in the bulk constituents. In addition, many of these phenomena have been found to be extremely sensitivity to composition, defects, interface structure and external stimuli (electric, magnetic field, temperature, etc). Our group exploits these aspects to the behavior of these materials to study fundamental physics and to design novel devices with additional means to control functionality.


  2. Many Bharat delivered an invited seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

  3. Many congratulations to Tianqi and Laxman, who were one of the winners of the Best Poster Award Competition at I-WOE-24!

  1. Bharat was awarded with the 2017 Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award from the Thin Film Division of the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

  1. Bharat delivered an invited Seminar at Technical University of Denmark, and Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany.

  1. Bharat delivered a plenary and an invited talk at 21st American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-21) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  1. Many congratulations to Tianqi, who was one of the winners of IPrime Annual Meeting Poster Competition!

  1. Many congratulations to Abhinav, who was just awarded a University Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-18.

  1. Bharat delivered an invited colloquium in Physics at the Auburn University

  1. Bharat delivered an invited talk at the 2017 APS March meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  1. Abhinav, Koustav, Tianqi present their work at the 2017 APS March meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  1. Bharat delivered an invited department seminar in the Department of Aerospace Eng. and Mechanics, UMN.

  1. Bharat delivered invited talks at Electronic Materials and Application (EMA)-2017.

  1. Andrew has defended his Ph.D thesis - Congratulations Dr. Xu!

  1. Abhinav has won an Ovshinsky Student Travel Award for the 2017 March APS Meeting - congratulations Abhinav!

  1. Dr. Ryan Haislmaier joins the group. Welcome Ryan.

  1. Abhinav, Andrew and Tianqi present their work at AVS 63rd national meeting and the MRS Fall meeting - 2016.

  1. Dr. Laxman Thoutam Joins the group. Welcome Laxman!

  1. Bharat delivered an invited condensed matter physics seminar in the Department of Physics, Harvard University, USA.

  1. Bharat delivered an invited department seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.

  1. Bharat delivered invited talk at the E-MRS meeting, Warsaw, Poland.

  1. Many congratulations to Abhinav for the CEMS outstanding TA award.

  1. Many congratulations to Andrew for winning the IPrime Annual Meeting Poster Competition.

Dr. Bharat Jalan

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Minnesota

421 Washington Ave. SE., Minneapolis, MN


Phone: (612) 625-4088

Email: bjalan@umn.edu

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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