Flannigan Research Group

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Research in The Flannigan Lab is highly interdisciplinary and includes aspects of materials science, physical chemistry, and solid-state physics for the study of photoinduced structural and electronic dynamics in condensed matter.  Our primary goal is to understand such processes at the combined atomic and ultrafast spatiotemporal scales, and we actively develop and apply methods of time-resolved electron microscopy in order to uncover new experimental parameter space and overcome limitations stemming from signal averaging over relatively large specimen volumes.  Please visit our Research page for summaries of active projects in the group falling under the general theme of time-resolved and ultrafast electron imaging.

And, for more information about the Flannigan Group see the News page!

Recent News

July 2018

​​June 2018

May 2018

The Academic Bestiary

"The Academic Bestiary" by Richard Armour, with illustrations by Paul Darrow.

  • Blast from the past!  Dave publishes a paper with Ken Suslick, his former PhD adviser, titled "The Chemical History of a Bubble" in Accounts of Chemical Research.
  • Daniel, Elisah, and Yichao all pass their preliminary exams.  Congratulations, everyone!  Job well done.
  • Dayne and Tom receive their doctoral hooding at the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony.  Congratulations, Dayne and Tom!

April 2018

  • Dave is selected to receive a 2018 McKnight Presidential Fellowship.
  • Wyatt is selected to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Congratulations, Wyatt!
  • Daniel, Elisah, and Spencer all win 2018 Student Scholar Awards from the Microscopy Society of America for their Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting papers.  Congratulations!

March 2018

  • Our new camera has arrived!

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  • Dave delivers an invited departmental seminar at RPI Materials Science and Engineering.  Thanks very much to Prof. Ed Palermo for hosting!
  • Dave delivers an invited talk at the German Physical Society Spring Meeting in Berlin, Germany.  Thanks very much to Jure Demsar, Michael Horn-von Hoegen, and Claus Ropers for the invitation!
  • Dave delivers an invited talk at UIUC Chemistry.  Thanks very much to Prof. Ken Suslick for hosting!
  • Dayne accepts a position at Det-Tronics.  Congratulations, Dayne!

January 2018

  • Dave receives the George W. Taylor Career Development Award.
  • Dave is appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering.

December 2017

November 2017

  • Wyatt Curtis and Jialiang Chen join the group as first-year graduate students.  Welcome, Wyatt and Jialiang!
  • Our new Allied Multiprep polisher has arrived!

September 2017

  • Dayne successfully defends his thesis.  Congratulations, Dr. Plemmons!
  • Dave delivers an invited talk in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at UMN.  Thanks very much to Prof. Stefano Gonella for hosting!
  • Dave delivers an invited talk at the UMN Forum on 2D Materials.  Thanks very much to Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh for the invitation!

August 2017

  • Dave receives a 2017 DOE Early Career Award for his proposal "Imaging Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion with Ultrafast Electron Microscopy".
  • Ryan passes his preliminary exam.  Congratulations, Ryan!
  • Dave delivers an invited talk at the annual Molecular Foundry user meeting at Berkeley Lab.  Many thanks to Christian Kisielowski and Petra Specht for the kind invitation.
  • Dave delivers an invited talk at the annual Beckman Symposium at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in Irvine, CA.
  • Our paper, in collaboration with Prof. Jianping Wang, "Minnealloy: A New Magnetic Material with High Saturation Flux Density and Low Magnetic Anisotropy" is published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

June 2017
  • Dan successfully defends his thesis.  Congratulations, Dr. Cremons!

May 2017
      • Kevin wins a UROP Award.  Congratulations, Kevin!

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      David J. Flannigan

      Associate Professor
      McKnight Presidential Fellow

      Director of Undergraduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering

      Graduate Faculty in
      Chemical Physics

      Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
      University of Minnesota


      401 Amundson Hall
      421 Washington Ave. SE, MC-0531A
      Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

      Office:  612-625-3867
      Lab:  612-624-6748
      Fax:  612-626-7246
      Email:  flan0076@umn.edu