Edwin Fohtung

About

Professor Fohtung received his Ph.D. ( Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude) from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany in 2010. Before he joined Rensselaer in 2019 he was the LANSCE (Los Alamos Neutron Science Center) Professor of physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico State University. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of physics at the University of California San Diego in the Shpyrko and worked at the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation in Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in Germany as a Research scientific assistant. He received his B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in Technical and Applied Physics from the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Russia. Professor Fohtung is particularly interested in nanoscale structure, fluctuations and dynamics arising due to coupled and competing spin, orbital, charge and lattice degree of freedom. To interrogate such order parameters in a variety of condensed matter systems, ranging from electronic and magnetic phases to soft matter, Professor Fohtung develops novel synchrotron based coherent x-ray and neutron scattering techniques. Professor Fohtung is the recipient of numerous awards including the LANSCE Professorship and Rosen Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor. Fohtung is also the recipient of multiple grants including the US Department of Defense, Airforce of Office of Scientific Research (DoD-AFOSR), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and other LANL directed research and development program awards. Professor Fohtung is currently a visiting professor at Lund University, and a LINXS (Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science) fellow in Lund Sweden. As of 2022 Prof. Fohtung is the Recipient of a Humboldt Excellence Fellowship with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany

Education & Training

2010: Dr. rer. nat. Electronic & Materials Physics (Summa cum-laude), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

2007: M.Sc., Applied Physics - Physical Electronics, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia.

2005: B.Sc., Applied Physics - Physical Electronics, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia.

Research

Other Focus Areas

X-ray physics at synchrotrons and X-ray free electron lasers
Electronic/structural dynamics
Topology in ferroics

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Edwin Fohtung has 32 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science, and Engineering.

Xiaowen Shi, Nimish Prashant Nazirkar, Zachary Barringer, Skye Williams, Ross Harder, Edwin Fohtung
MRS Advances
, 2022
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Jie Jiang, Lifu Zhang, Chen Ming, Hua Zhou, Pritom Bose, Yuwei Guo, Yang Hu, Baiwei Wang, Zhizhong Chen, Ru Jia, Saloni Pendse, Yu Xiang, Yaobiao Xia, Zonghuan Lu, Xixing Wen, Yao Cai, Chengliang Sun, Gwo Ching Wang, Toh Ming Lu, Daniel Gall, Yi Yang Sun, Nikhil Koratkar, Edwin Fohtung, Yunfeng Shi, Jian Shi
Nature
, 607
, 2022
, pp.480-485
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Xiaowen Shi, Jian Shi, Edwin Fohtung
Journal of Applied Physics
, 131
, 2022
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Zachary Barringer, Jie Jiang, Xiaowen Shi, Elijah Schold, Anastasios Pateras, S. Cipiccia, C. Rau, Jian Shi, Edwin Fohtung
CrystEngComm
, 23
, 2021
, pp.6239-6244
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Edwin Fohtung
Encyclopedia of Smart Materials
, 2021
, pp.130-133
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Erik Malm, Edwin Fohtung, Anders Mikkelsen
Optics Letters
, 46
, 2021
, pp.13-16
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Xiaowen Shi, Ross Harder, Zhen Liu, Oleg Shpyrko, Eric Fullerton, Boris Kiefer, Edwin Fohtung
Crystals
, 10
, 2020
, pp.1-14
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Zhen Liu, Elijah Schold, Dmitry Karpov, Ross Harder, Turab Lookman, Edwin Fohtung
Advanced Electronic Materials
, 6
, 2020
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Anastasios Pateras, Ross Harder, Sohini Manna, Boris Kiefer, Richard L. Sandberg, Stuart Trugman, Jong Woo Kim, Jose de la Venta, Eric E. Fullerton, Oleg G. Shpyrko, Edwin Fohtung
NPG Asia Materials
, 11
, 2019
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D. Karpov, Z. Liu, A. Kumar, B. Kiefer, R. Harder, T. Lookman, E. Fohtung
Physical Review B
, 100
, 2019
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