Prof. Edwin Fohtung joins MSE faculty

Posted August 16, 2019
Edwin Fohtung

The MSE department is excited to welcome Prof. Edwin Fohtung to the faculty, starting in Fall 2019. Prof. Fohtung is an expert in scattering and imaging techniques for nanoscale device materials, with a focus on ferroic nanostructures where charge, spin, lattice and orbital degree of freedom compete to create novel topological configurations of electric and magnetic polarization. After a Ph.D. in materials science and physics from the University of Freiburg, Germany and a postdoctoral fellowship in UC San Diego, he was a LANSCE Associate Professor of physics and materials at New Mexico State Univ. and Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to joining Rensselaer. Prof. Fohtung is a recipient of numerous awards including the Rosen Fellow at LANL and the LINX (Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science) fellowship in Sweden.