Furlani research group aims to use computational modeling for the rational design of magnetic materials, structures and related devices
Magnetic materials are widely used as enabling components in a broad range of applications involving energy generation, communications, data storage, electronics, precision motion and control, medical imaging and sensing. Modern high-strength rare-earth materials such as neodynium iron boron (NdFeB) are of special interest because of the extraordinary high fields that they provide in a compact physical format. Research in the Fulani group involves computational modeling for the rational design of magnetic materials, structures and related devices*. This includes the prediction and optimization of magnetic fields and forces, analysis of magnetic induction effects, the design of electromechanical transducers (macroscale to MEMS/NEMS) and the analysis of quasistatic phenomena involving eddy currents. Model validation and material/device characterization is performed in Furlani’s lab using state-of-the-art tools such as the SENIS magnetic field mapper (shown below), which enables precision measurement of 3D magnetic fields due to arbitrary source (material/device) geometries with 10 µm spatial resolution.