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Prof. Jean Anne Incorvia Awarded IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award

Prof. Jean Anne Incorvia of Texas ECE has been awarded the IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award. The international award is given to one recipient annually who has shown "outstanding scientific or technical achievements which has been significantly beyond the average performance of a person at that career level."The IEEE Magnetics Society is the "premiere organization for professionals in magnetics research and technology.

Jean Anne Incorvia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Incorvia is focused on developing practical nano devices for the future of computing using emerging physics and materials. This has included research in fabricating spintronic logic devices and circuits, new types of magnetic memory using spin orbit torque effects, the intersection of 2D materials and spintronics, and using low-dimensional materials for interconnects and transistors.

Prof. Incorvia was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2020 for her research on "Capturing Biological Behavior in Three-Terminal Magnetic Tunnel Junction Synapses and Neurons for Fully Spintronic Neuromorphic Computing." The goal of this CAREER proposal is to model, build, and measure three-terminal magnetic tunnel junction (3T-MTJ) devices that can, as closely as possible, capture the biological behavior of the brain.

Dr. Incorvia received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2015, cross-registered at MIT, where she was a Department of Energy Graduate Student Fellow. From 2015-2017, she completed a postdoc at Stanford University in the department of electrical engineering, working in nanoelectronics. She received her bachelor’s in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008.