Dr. Amanda K. Petford-Long



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Dr. Amanda K. Petford-Long is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. In addition to her own research program, she heads the strategic initiative on Integrated Imaging at Argonne and is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern University, where she is active in graduate teaching. She holds a D.Phil in Materials Science from the University of Oxford (1985) and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University College, London (1981). She moved to Argonne in 2005 from the University of Oxford where she was a full professor in the Materials Department. From January 2010–Feb 2014 she was director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a Department of Energy national user facility at Argonne. Her research is centered on understanding the way in which the energy landscape of ferroic nanostructures, and thus their behavior, can be controlled through proximity of different materials, size/shape, and microstructure/composition. A particular emphasis is on magnetic and resistive-switching nanostructures with potential applications in information storage technology, and on the use of in-situ TEM to explore behavior. She has published over 300 scientific papers. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the American Physical Society.

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Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality and residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of ten of Ireland’s third-level institutes. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT and develop their skill set to actively interact, collaborate and engage with industry. EDGE fellows will be researchers who are technically strong in their own discipline and capable of performing high-value, interdisciplinary research. The fellowships will provide researchers with the opportunity to work closely with their choice of academic and industry partners relevant to their research, training and professional career development objectives.

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