Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman portrait

Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Office
OSS 319
Phone
651-962-5773
Mail
Mail OSS100
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Education 

Ph.D. 2009, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
D.E. (Designated Emphasis) 2009, Nanoscale Science and Engineering
M.S. 2007, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. 2003, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Interests

  • Complex oxide thin films and heterostructures
  • Nanoscale science and engineering
  • Next generation energy materials
  • Materials by design
  • Engineering education
  • International education
  • Cross-disciplinary education

 

Career

Brittany has spent much of her career focused on creating and investigating novel nanoscale materials for energy. In addition to extensive national and international collaborations, she has utilized a number of national laboratory facilities across the US to complete this research, with a particular focus on characterizing materials by powerful synchrotron (high energy x-ray) radiation techniques. As a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory (US Department of Energy) she utilized oxide molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) in the Center for Nanoscale Materials to craft new materials using the single atomic layer control of MBE. Brittany also carried out work at the Institut de Ciencia de Materials at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, while living in Barcelona, Spain, and has circumnavigated the globe with Semester at Sea, Institute for Shipboard Education. Brittany is a native of the Twin Cities, having grown up in Southwest Minneapolis.

Publications

  • S. Farrell, S. J. Krause, N. Ruzycki, A. L. Genau, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, C. A. Bodnar, J. D-C. Shih, D. Lepek, L. Corneal, S. Ciston, and R. E. Eitel. “A Virtual Community of Practice to Introduce Evidence-based Pedagogy in Chemical, Materials, and Biological Engineering Courses.” Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, Seattle, WA (2015).

  • J. M. Iwata-Harms, R. V. Chopdekar, F. J. Wong, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, C. A. Jenkins, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Magnetic Tunneling and Spin Filtering Behavior in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/CuCr2O4/Fe3O4 Magnetic Junctions.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 012405 (2015).

  • B.B. Nelson-Cheeseman, H. Zhou, P.V. Balachandran, G. Fabbris, J. Hoffman, D. Haskel, J.M. Rondinelli, and Anand Bhattacharya. “Polar cation ordering: route to introducing >10% bond strain into layered oxide films.” Adv. Func. Mater. 24, 6884 (2014). (2014).

  • P.V. Balachandran, A. Cammarata, B.B. Nelson-Cheeseman, A. Bhattacharya, and J.M. Rondinelli. “Inductive crystal field control in layered metal oxides with correlated electrons.” APL Materials, 2, 076110 (2014).

    * APL Materials Editor’s Pick.

  • J. Hoffman, I.C. Tung, B. Nelson-Cheeseman, M. Liu, J. Freeland and A. Bhattacharya. “Charge transfer and interfacial magnetism in (LaNiO3)n/(LaMnO3)2 superlattices.” Phys. Rev. B 88, 144411 (2013).

  • M. Liu, J. Hoffman, J. Wang, J. Zhang, B. Nelson-Cheeseman, A. Bhattacharya. “Non-volatile ferroelastic switching of the Verwey transition and resistivity of epitaxial Fe3O4/PMN-PT (011).” Scientific Reports, 3, 1876 (2013).

  • S. Smadici, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, A. Bhattacharya, and P. Abbamonte. “Interface ferromagnetism in a SrMnO3/LaMnO3 superlattice.” Phys. Rev. B. 86, 174427 (2012).

  • J. M. Iwata-Harms, F. J. Wong, U. S. Alaan, B. J. Kirby, J. A. Borchers, M. F. Toney, B. B. Nelson- Cheeseman, M. Liberati, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Controlling spin ordering in frustrated magnets via thin film heteroepitaxy.” Phys. Rev. B. 85, 214424 (2012).

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, R. V. Chopdekar, M. F. Toney, E. Arenholz and Y. Suzuki. “Interplay between magnetism and chemical structure at spinel-spinel interfaces.” J. Appl Phys. 111, 093903 (2012).
  • J. C. Rojas Sanchez, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, M. Granada, E. Arenholz and L. B. Steren. “Exchange-bias effect at La 0.75 Sr 0.25 MnO 3/LaNiO 3 interfaces.” Phys. Rev. B. 85, 094427 (2012).

  • A. B. Shah, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, G. Subramanian, A. Bhattacharya and J. C. H. Spence. “Structural Induced Magnetization in a La2/3Sr4/3MnOSuperlattice.” Phys. Status Solidi A. 1-6 (2012)
    * Cover Article.

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, A. B. Shah, T. S. Santos, S. D. Bader, J.-M. Zuo, and A. Bhattacharya. “Cation- ordering Effects in the Single Layered Manganite La2/3Sr4/3MnO4.” Appl. Phys. Lett98, 072505 (2011).

  • R. V. Chopdekar, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, M. Liberati, E. Arenholz and Y. Suzuki. “Role of magnetic anisotropy in spin-filter junctions.” Phys. Rev. B. 83, 224426 (2011).

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, R.V. Chopdekar, M. F. Toney, J. Iwata, E. Arenholz and Y. Suzuki. “Modified magnetic ground state in NiMn2Othin films.” Phys. Rev. B. 82, 144419 (2010).
    * PRB Editor’s Suggestion.

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, F. J. Wong, R.V. Chopdekar, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Room temperature magnetic barrier layers in magnetic tunnel junctions.” Phys. Rev. B. 81, 214421 (2010).
    * Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.

  • R.V. Chopdekar, M. Liberati, Y. Takamura, L.F. Kourkoutis, J. S. Bettinger, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, E. Arenholz, A. Doran, A. Scholl, D. A. Muller, and Y. Suzuki. “Magnetism at spinel thin film interfaces probed through soft X-ray spectroscopy techniques.” J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 322, 2915 (2010).

  • R. Bali, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, A. Scholl, E. Arenholz, Y. Suzuki, and M. G. Blamire. “Competing anisotropies in antiferromagnet-ferromagnet-antiferromagnet trilayers.” J. Appl. Phys. 106, 113925 (2009).

  • J. M. Iwata, R. V. Chopdekar, F. J. Wong, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Enhanced magnetization of CuCr2Othin films by substrate-induced strain.” J. Appl. Phys. 105, 07A905 (2009).

  • Y. Suzuki, B. Nelson-Cheeseman, F. Wong, R. Chopdekar, and E. Arenholz. “Hybrid magnetic tunnel junction/ spin filter device.” Proc. SPIE 7036, 70360U (2008).

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, F. Wong, R.V. Chopdekar, M. F. Chi, N. D. Browning and Y. Suzuki. “Interface structure and transport of complex oxide junctions.” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26, 1521 (2008).

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, R.V. Chopdekar, J. S. Bettinger, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Magnetism of NiMn2O4-Fe3Ospinel interfaces.” J. Appl. Phys103, 07B524 (2008).

  • B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, R. V. Chopdekar, L. M. B. Alldredge, J. S. Bettinger, E. Arenholz, and Y. Suzuki. “Probing the role of the barrier layer in magnetic tunnel junction transport.” Phys. Rev. B. Rapid Comm. 76, 220410(R) (2007).
    * Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.

  • L. M. B. Alldredge, R. V. Chopdekar, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, and Y. Suzuki“Spin-polarized conduction in oxide magnetic tunnel junctions with magnetic and nonmagnetic insulating barrier layers.“ Appl. Phys. Lett89, 182504 (2006).

  • L. M. B. Alldredge, R. V. Chopdekar, B. B. Nelson-Cheeseman, and Y. Suzuki. “Complex oxide-based magnetic tunnel junctions with nonmagnetic insulating barrier layers.” J. Appl. Phys99, 08K303 (2006).

  • F. J. Castaño, B. Nelson-Cheeseman, R. C. O’Handley, C. A. Ross, C. Redondo, and F. Castaño. “Structure and thermomagnetic properties of polycrystalline NiMnGa thin films.” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 8492-4 (2003). 

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