Caretta wins 2023 iWOE Prize in Oxide Electronics for Excellence in Research

Lucas CarettaBrown Assistant Professor Lucas Caretta was awarded an iWOE Prize in Oxide Electronics for Excellence in Research at the 29th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics held in South Korea last month. Caretta was one of three researchers under 40 honored for research excellence in the field, joining Hyungwoo Lee (Ajou University) and Masaki Uchida (Tokyo Institute of Technology) in earning the early career recognition, which included a cash prize. 

The International Workshop on Oxide Electronics series is an important venue to discuss recent advances and emerging trends in this developing field, providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, theorists, and experimentalists to understand the fundamental electronic and structural properties, and also the design, synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of (epitaxial) functional oxide materials. 

Caretta came to Brown in the fall of 2022, after completing his postdoctoral studies in the Ramesh Lab at the University of California, Berkeley where he was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NSF Graduate Student Fellow and GEM Consortium Fellow. 

The objective of his research is to design and manipulate magnetic, electronic, and optical properties of oxide thin films on demand, combining epitaxial, atomic-scale thin film synthesis and state-of-the-art in-situ materials characterization. Caretta is driven by solving fundamental nanoscale problems to tackle technological large-scale challenges.