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

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!

      April 2017
      • Dave delivers the Materials Science & Engineering Department Colloquium at Stanford University.  Thanks very much to David Barton for hosting and Ehren Mannebach for escorting at SLAC!

      March 2017
      • Elisah receives a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Congratulations, Elisah!

      February 2017
      • Spencer passes his prelim.  Congratulations, Spencer!
      • Dave delivers an invited talk in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University.  Thanks very much to Prof. Sara Skrabalak for hosting!

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          David J. Flannigan

          Assistant Professor

          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