Alp Sehirlioglu awarded $1.2M to study 2-D oxides, elected to society leadership position

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Alp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve, is leading a team that received a $1.2 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to explore the nanostructures of atomically thin 2-D oxides.
Oxide nanosheets provide rich and varied electronic, structural and physical properties, making them valuable tools to enable breakthroughs in electronics, spintronics, energy conversion and storage, gas and biological sensors, and more.

The project aims to clarify and establish processing requirements for 2-D metal oxides to access these materials down to the smallest level—mono- and nano-layers—and control their lateral size, crystallographic structure and electrical properties.
Collaborators include Case Western Reserve faculty members Emily Pentzer, assistant professor of chemistry, Walter Lambrecht and Xuan Gao, professor and associate professor of physics; as well as Marie-Helen Berger, a professor at the Ecole de Mines in Paris.
Sehirlioglu will also be serving as an elected AdCom member for IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S) in 2018-19. AdCom is the governing body of UFFC-S and is responsible for setting society policies and overseeing all aspects of society operations. He will be one of the 12 elected AdCom members with voting privileges, representing the ferroelectrics community.