Steven May

Steven May

Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor
Materials Science and Engineering

Steven May

Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor
Materials Science and Engineering

Degrees / Education

  • Postdoc, Magnetic Thin Films group, Argonne National Laboratory, 2007-2009
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2007
  • BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, 2002

Research Areas

Research Interests

Metal oxides, Electronic and magnetic materials, Interfaces and heterostructures, Materials synthesis

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • 2017 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholarly Productivity
  • 2015 Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers (ASM International)
  • 2014 Ross Coffin Purdy Award (American Ceramic Society)
  • 2012 ARO Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 NSF CAREER Award (DMR-Ceramics)

Select Publications

  • P. C. Rogge, R. U. Chandrasena, A. Cammarata, R. J. Green, P. Shafer, B. M. Lefler, A. Huon, A. Arab, E. Arenholz, H. N. Lee, T.-L. Lee, S. Nemšák, J. M. Rondinelli, A. X. Gray, and S. J. May, “Electronic structure of negative charge transfer CaFeO3 across the metal-insulator transition”, Physical Review Materials 2, 015002 (2018).
  • E. J. Moon, Q. He, S. Ghosh, B. J. Kirby, S. T. Pantelides, A. Y. Borisevich, and S. J. May, “Structural “Delta-Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Superlattices”, Physical Review Letters 119, 197204 (2017).
  • A. Huon, D. Lee, A. Herklotz, M. R. Fitzsimmons, H. N. Lee and S. J. May, “Effects of Chemical Pressure on the Structural and Electronic Transport Properties in Ca1-xSrxMn7O12”, APL Materials 5, 096105 (2017).
  • M. Brahlek, A. K. Choquette, C. R. Smith, R. Engel-Herbert, and S. J. May, “Structural Refinement of Pbnm-type Perovskite Films from Analysis of Half-Order Diffraction Peaks”, Journal of Applied Physics 121, 045303 (2017).
  • A. L. Krick, C.-W. Lee, R. J. Sichel-Tissot, A. M. Rappe, and S. J. May, “Interplay between cation and charge ordering in La1/3Sr2/3FeO3 superlattices”, Advanced Electronic Materials 2, 1500372 (2016).
  • E. J. Moon, R. Colby, Q. Wang, E. Karapetrova, C. M. Schlepütz, M. R. Fitzsimmons, and S. J. May, “Spatial control of functional properties via octahedral modulations in complex oxide superlattices”, Nature Communications 5, 5710 (2014).
  • A. Bhattacharya and S. J. May, “Magnetic oxide heterostructures”, Annual Review of Materials Research 44, 65 (2014).
  • E. J. Moon, R. Colby, Q. Wang, E. Karapetrova, C. M. Schlepütz, M. R. Fitzsimmons, and S. J. May, “Spatial control of functional properties via octahedral modulations in complex oxide superlattices”, Nature Communications 5, 5710 (2014).
  • Y. J. Xie, M. D. Scafetta, R. J. Sichel-Tissot, E. J. Moon, R. C. Devlin, H. Wu, A. L. Krick, and S. J. May, “Control of functional responses via reversible oxygen loss in La1-xSrxFeO3-d films”, Advanced Materials 26, 1434 (2014).
  • J. M. Rondinelli, S. J. May, and J. W. Freeland, “Control of octahedral connectivity in perovskite oxide heterostructures: An emerging route to multifunctional materials discovery”, MRS Bulletin 37, 261 (2012).
  • S. J. May, J.-W. Kim, J. M. Rondinelli, E. Karapetrova, N. A. Spaldin, A. Bhattacharya, and P. J. Ryan, “Quantifying octahedral rotations in strained perovskite oxide films”, Physical Review B 82, 014110 (2010).