Kurt Fredrickson

Post Doctoral Researcher

I completed my BS in Physics at the University of California, Davis in 2009 and my PhD in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. My prior research consisted of density functional theory studies of oxide surfaces and heterostructures, with an emphasis on ferroelectrics. I have studied integration of ferroelectrics with semiconductors, and researched the effects of epitaxial growth on the atomic, electronic and optical properties of the oxide film due to strain, doping and interfacial effects. I have also done work on two-dimensional conducting gases, especially due to their creation and control using ferroelectrics. Other previous topics include ferromagnet/metal interfaces, band offsets, and phonons of polar oxides.

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