Message to members of the APS Division of Materials Physics
Approved by Nitin Samarth, DMP Chair-Elect
Dear DMP Membership,

This email is a reminder of the upcoming abstract submission deadline for the APS March Meeting 2019 (March 4–8, Boston, Massachusetts) and to call your attention to the sorting categories of the focus topics organized by the DMP. The abstract submission deadline for the APS March Meeting is Friday, October 26, 2018.

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We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


Nitin Samarth
Penn State University
DMP Chair-Elect

DMP Focus Topics for 2019

07.01.01 Topological materials: synthesis, characterization and modeling [same as
Lu Li (Michigan Univ)
Joseph Checkelsky (Massachusetts Inst. Tech.)

07.01.02 Dirac and Weyl semimetals: materials and modeling (DMP) [same as]
Dmytro Pesin (Univ Utah)
Guang Bian (Univ Missouri)
Jin Hu (Univ Arkansas)

07.01.03 Topological superconductivity: materials and modeling [same as 09.01.02,,]
Arun Bansil (Northeastern Univ )
Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard Univ)
Vidya Madhavan (Univ Illinois-Urbana Champaign)

08.01.02 Dopants and defects in semiconductors [cosponsors: DCOMP, FIAP; same as 16.01.15,]
Cyrus Dreyer (Rutgers Univ)
Lee Bassett (Univ Pennsylvania)
Anderson Janotti (Univ Delaware)

08.01.03 Dielectric and ferroic oxides [cosponsor: DCOMP; same as 11.01.01, 16.01.14,,,]
Julia Mundy (Harvard Univ)
John Heron (Univ Michigan)
Beth Nowadnick (New Jersey Inst. Tech.)

08.01.04 Organometal halide perovskites: photovoltaics and beyond [same as]
Joseph Berry (National Renewable Energy Lab)
Sarah Li (Univ Utah)

09.01.01 Fe-based Superconductors [cosponsor: DCOMP; same as 16.01.16,]
Adam Kaminski (Ames Natnl Lab, Iowa State Univ)
Stephen Wilson (Univ California-Santa Barbara)
Steven Johnston (Univ Tennessee)

11.01.05: 5d/4d transition metal systems [same as]
Gang Cao (Univ Colorado)
Jan Musfeldt (Univ Tennessee)

12.01.01: 2D Materials: Synthesis, Defects, Structure and Properties [same as]
Jing Kong (Massachusetts Inst Tech)
Jiaqiang Yang (Oak Ridge National Lab)
Sina Najmaei (Army Research Lab)
Shawna Hollen (Univ New Hampshire)

12.01.02: 2D Materials: Semiconductors [cosponsor: DCOMP; same as 16.01.17,]
Nathan Guisinger (Argonne National Lab)
Qing Hua Wang (Arizona State Univ)
Yong Chen (Purdue Univ)

12.01.03: Devices from 2D Materials: Function, Fabrication and Characterization [same as]
John Schaibley (Univ Arizona)
Shiwi Wu (Fudan Univ)
Weida Wu (Rutgers Univ)

12.01.04: 2D Materials: Metals, Superconductors, and Correlated Materials [same as]
Aaron Bostwick (Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab, Univ California-Berkeley)
Cory Dean (Columbia Univ)
Kin Fai Mak (Cornell Univ)

12.01.05: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials [same as 16.01.13,,]
Tim Mueller (Johns Hopkins Univ)
Shyue Ping Ong (Univ California-San Diego)
Artem Oganov (Skolkovo Inst Science & Technology, Russia)

13.01.01: Nanostructures and Metamaterials [same as]
Xiaobo Yin (Univ Colorado)
Nanfang Yu (Columbia Univ)
Natalia Litchinitser (Duke Univ)

13.01.02: Electron, Exciton, and Phonon Transport in Nanostructures [same as]
Tom Harris (Sandia National Lab)
Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Lab)
Shixiong Zhang (Indiana Univ)

13.01.03: Complex Oxide Interfaces and Heterostructures [same as]
Ryan Comes (Auburn Univ)
Hanghui Chen (New York Univ)
Roman Engel-Herbert (Penn State Univ)

13.01.04: Materials for Quantum Information Science [same as]
James Rondinelli (Northwestern Univ)
Joseph J. Heremans (Argonne National Lab)

14.01.01: Surface Science of Organic Molecular Solids, Films, and Nanostructures [same as]
Christopher Boehme (Univ Utah)

21.01.01 Thermoelectrics [cosponsor: GERA) [same as]
Zhifeng Ren (Univ Houston) 
Mona Zebarjadi (Univ Virginia)
Bolin Liao (Univ California-Santa Barbara)

DMP also co-sponsors the following focus topics led by other APS units: 
  • 01.01.01: Organic Electronics (DPOLY/DMP)
  • 01.01.02: Optics and Photonics in Polymers and Soft Matter (DPOLY/GSOFT/DMP)
  • 02.01.13: Hyperuniformity and Optimal Tesselations: Structure, Formation and Properties (GSOFT, DPOLY, DBIO, DMP, DCOMP, GSNP)
  • 10.01.01: Magnetic Nanostructures: Materials and Phenomena (GMAG/DMP)
  • 10.01.02: Emergent Properties of Bulk Complex Oxides (GMAG/DMP/DCOMP)
  • 10.01.03: Magnetic Oxide Thin Films and Heterostructures (GMAG/DMP/DCOMP)
  • 10.01.04: Spin Transport and Magnetization Dynamics In Metals-Based Systems (GMAG/DMP/FIAP)
  • 10.01.05: Spin Dependent Phenomena in Semiconductors (GMAG/DMP/FIAP/DCOMP)
  • 10.01.06: Frustrated Magnetism (GMAG/DMP)
  • 10.01.07: Chiral Spin Textures and Dynamics, including Skyrmions (GMAG/DMP)
  • 10.01.08: Low-dimensional and Molecular Magnetism (GMAG/DMP)
  • 16.01.01 Matter in Extreme Environments (DCOMP, DMP, GSCCM)
  • 16.01.02 Building the bridge to exascale: applications and opportunities for materials, chemistry, and biology (DCOMP, DAMOP, DBIO, DCP, DCMP, DMP, DPOLY)
  • 16.01.03 Electrons, phonons, electron-phonon scattering, and phononics (DCOMP, DMP)
  • 16.01.04 First-principles modeling of excited-state phenomena in materials (DCOMP, DCP, DMP)
  • 16.01.07 Exploring Free Energy Landscapes in Biology and Materials Science with Advanced Algorithms (DCOMP, DPOLY, DBIO, DMP, GSOFT, GSNP)
  • 17.01.09 Topological Stabilization of Memory and Computation (DQI, DMP)