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Roman Engel-Herbert

Roman Engel-Herbert

Main Content

  • Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Associate Professor of Physics
232N Millenium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802
Email: rue2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 867-4325


  1. Ph.D. in Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  2. Diploma in Physics, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award (2014).
  • Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award (2014).
  • Feodor-Lynen Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation (2008-2009).
  • Carl Ramsauer Award, German Physical Society of Berlin (2006).

Selected Publications

Full list of publications is available on Google Scholar.

"Unleashing Strain Induced Ferroelectricity in Complex Oxide Thin Films via Precise Stoichiometry Control," Ryan C Haislmaier, Everett D Grimley, Michael D Biegalski, James M LeBeau, Susan Trolier‐McKinstry, Venkatraman Gopalan, Roman Engel‐Herbert, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 7271-7279 (2016). 
"Correlated metals as transparent conductors," Lei Zhang, Yuanjun Zhou, Lu Guo, Weiwei Zhao, Anna Barnes, Hai-Tian Zhang, Craig Eaton, Yuanxia Zheng, Matthew Brahlek, Hamna F Haneef, Nikolas J Podraza, Moses HW Chan, Venkatraman Gopalan, Karin M Rabe, Roman Engel-Herbert, Nature Materials 15, 204-210 (2016). 
"Creating Ruddlesden-Popper phases by hybrid molecular beam epitaxy," RC Haislmaier, G Stone, N Alem, R Engel-Herbert, Applied Physics Letters 109, 043102 (2016).

Research Interests

Research Interests: 

  • Growth of oxide thin films by molecular beam epitaxy

  • Interface related phenomena of heteroepitaxial oxide thin films

  • Integration of oxides with conventional semiconductors

  • Imaging and simulation of magnetic domain structures

Technology Impacted By Research: 

  • Power generation and energy harvesting technology (thermoelectrics, photovoltaics)

  • Information technologies (nonvolatile memories, logic devices)