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Vitaliy Lomakin Professor

Vitaliy Lomakin received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kharkov National University (Ukraine) in 1996 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 2003. From 1997 to 2002 he was a Teaching Assistant and Instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. From 2002 to 2005 he was a Postdoctoral Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCSD in 2005, where he currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego. His research interests include computational Electromagnetics, computational Micromagnetics/Nanomagnetics, the analysis of microwave phenomena on structured surfaces, the analysis of optical phenomena in photonic nanostructures, the analysis of magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures. Vitaliy Lomakin teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses on various aspects of Electromagnetics and Optics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCSD.

E-mail: vlomakin@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3201
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Sidi Fu Ph.D. Student

Sidi Fu is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the UCSD. He has CUDA development experience of 4 years. His research interest is parallel computation algorithms and implementations on GPU to accelerate electromagnetic and micro-magnetic simulations. Sidi Fu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Peking University (China) in 2011 and joined CEMM group after his graduation. He received M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCSD in 2013.

E-mail: s6fu@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3507
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Simon Couture Ph.D. Student

From Montreal, Canada, Simon Couture obtained the B. Sc. and M. Sc. in electrical engineering in 2009 and 2011 from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He joined Prof. Lomakin’s group as a Ph. D. student in 2012. His research interests include numerical methods applied to micromagnetism, electromagnetism, modeling of nano-scale magnetic systems and techniques for the high-frequency characterization of magnetic materials.

E-mail: scouture@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3507
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Marco Menarini Ph.D. Student

Marco Menarini is a Ph.D. student at UCSD in Vitaliy Lomakin’s group. He has been working on the implementation of physical models for studying optical and thermal effects in granular structures. His research interests gravitate around the heat assisted magnetic recording and all optical switching mechanics in ferromagnetic materials. Marco received his M.S. in Energy Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2010 and his M.S. In Applied Optics from UCSD in 2014.

E-mail: m1menari@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3507
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Majd Kuteifan Ph.D. Student

Majd Kuteifan is a Ph.D. student at UCSD in Vitaliy Lomakin’s group. He has been working on the implementation of physical phenomena to the FastMag micromagnetic solver. His research interests gravitate around the influence of various factors such as spin-polarized current or Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction on the properties and dynamics of magnetic materials. Majd received his M.S. in Material Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France in 2012.

E-mail: makuteif@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3507
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Iana Volvach Ph.D. Student

Iana Volvach is a Ph.D. student in the program of Material Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. She is working under the supervision of Professor Vitaliy Lomakin and her research interest involves physics of nanomagnetic materials and micromagnetic modeling and simulation of magnetic nanodevices operation as electric circuit element. She obtained her M.S. degree in Applied Physics at the department of Radio Physics at Kharkiv National University, Ukraine in 2013.

E-mail: ivolvach@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU 1, room 3507
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Marco Escobar Field Engineer, Grupo Tecnologico SMART

Marco A. Escobar graduated from Prof. Lomakin’s group in 2016. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and M.S. in Optics in 2007 from Centro de Investigaciones en Optica. His research interests are fast micromagnetic calculations, calculation of nonlinear optical properties, and metamaterials.

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Ruinan Chang Senior Hardware Engineer, Oracle Inc.

Ruinan received his B.S. in electronic engineering and M.S. in microelectronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests include applying fast numerical algorithms to micromagnetism and electromagnetism. Especially, he is working on all kinds of integral equation methods and finite elements to solve problems in various complex structures used in communications systems and recording systems.

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Marko Lubarda Assistant Professor, University of Donja Gorica

Dr. Marko V. Lubarda is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Polytechnics, University of Donja Gorica, in Podgorica, Montenegro. Dr. Lubarda obtained his B.S. in Physics in 2006 from the UCSD, and his M.S. (in 2007) and Ph.D. (in 2012) in Materials Science and Engineering from the same institution. His research area is computational micromagnetics and device physics. Dr. Lubarda received two highest Montenegrin annual recognitions given to young scientists: The 2013 Young Researcher Award from the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, and The Annual Montenegrin Ministry of Science Award for Most Distinguished Scientist Under the Age of 35. Since 2014, he is a member of the Center for Young Scientists of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Shaojing Li Software Engineer, Apple Inc.

Shaojing Li received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University, China, in 2007. He joined Prof. Lomakin's group at the UCSD after his graduation. His research interests were in fast algorithm for Electromagnetics and Micromagnetics/Nanomagnetics, parallel computing, and the study of magnetic nanostructures.

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Qian Ding Hardware Engineer, Oracle Inc.

Qian Ding received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2007, and M.S. in Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology in 2009 both from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. She joined UCSD in Sep. 2009, pursuing her Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Prof. Lomakin. Her research interests were optical fields in nanoscale waveguiding and radiating systems, and nanoscale lasers.

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Derek Van Orden Research Physicist, SRI International

Derek Van Orden received his B.S. in applied physics from Rice University in 2004, and in 2005 came to UCSD to pursue his Ph.D. degree. His research interests include the computational study of electromagnetic wave propagation in nanoscale structures, including plasmonic and resonant structures and their interaction with metal-dielectric surfaces. Derek Van Orden conducts discussion sessions in ECE107 (Electromagnetism) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD.

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Boris Livshitz Principal Engineer, Western Digital Corp.

Boris Livshitz received the M.S. degree in EE/physics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia, in 1995, and his Ph.D. degree in EE from Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 2006. He was a Postdoctoral Associate advised by Prof. Lomakin in 2006-2009. His research interests cover two areas. The first area includes numerical Micromagnetics, recording process modeling, novel designs of multilayer and patterned media. The second area of interests includes fast techniques in computational Electromagnetics, algorithms for efficient analysis of electromagnetic fields in complex configurations. Currently Boris Livshitz is with Western Digital Corp., where he is a Principal RSS Modeling Engineer.

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Javier Espigares Martín R&D Engineer, ANSYS

Javier Martin obtained BS and MS at University of Granada in Telecommunications Engineering. He spent his last year studies as an exchange student at the University of California, Davis under the Education Abroad Program of the University of California. Soon before graduating he obtained a position as a research associated with the Electromagnetics Department at the University of Granada for the HIRF-SE project in cooperation with EADS. In 2009 he obtains the "La Caixa" Fellowship for graduate studies in the United States. He obtained an MS at the UCSD under the advising of Vitaly Lomakin doing simulations on micromagnetic nano-particles. Currently, he works at Delcross Technologies LLC as an Electromagnetics Engineer in Chicago, USA.

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Liang Feng Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

Liang Feng received his B.S. degree in Biophysics in 2002 and M.S. degree in Condensed Matter Physics in 2005 from Nanjing University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCSD in 2010. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Matthew Hu Master student at Stanford University

Matthew Hu was working on the OOMMF on GPU while pursuing his B.S. degree at the UCSD.