Caroline A. Ross is the Associate Department Head and Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University in the UK, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. She worked on research and development of hard disks at Komag, Inc. in Silicon Valley before joining MIT in 1997. Her group develops magnetic, magnetooptical and multiferroic materials and devices and studies the self-assembly of block copolymers and oxide nanocomposites. Prof. Ross teaches classes on structure of materials and magnetism.

Prof. Caroline Ross
Principal Investigator
Toyota Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Associate Department Head

B.A., Cambridge University, U.K. 1985
Ph.D., Cambridge University, U.K., 1988

Room 13-4005
(617) 258-0223
(617) 252-1020 (fax)

Sarah Ciriello
Administrative Assistant II

Room 13-5110
Phone: (617) 253-1621

Yuichiro Kunai
Visiting Scientist, DMSE Department & MIT.nanoentist
M.S., Kyoto University, Japan

Room 13-4025

Research field: Magneto-Optical materials for applications

Kensuke Hayashi
Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D of Engineering , Gifu University, Japan

Room 13-4025

Research Field: Magneto-optical garnets, Oxide nanocomposites, Nanosheets

Mingchao Ma
Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China​

Room 13-4037

Research field: Block copolymer self-assembly

Paul Fourmont
Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D., Ecole de Technologie Superiuere, Montreal

Room 13-4025

Research field: Perovskites

Eunsoo Cho
Graduate Student

B.S., Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Room 13-4017

Research field: Magnetic oxide films and electrochemical gating

Miela Gross
Graduate Student, EECS Department

B.S., University of California, Berkeley

Room 13-4037

Research field: Garnet heterostructures for applications in spintronics.

Allison Kaczmarek
Graduate Student

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering &
B.S. Chemistry, Clemson University, South Carolina

Room 13-4017

Research field:  Ferrimagnetic rare earth iron garnets for thin film

Bharat Khurana
Graduate Student

B.S., Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Room 13-4017

Research field: Magnetic Garnets

Pete Lauer
Graduate Student

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Room 13-4037

Research Field: Magneto-optical materials

Isis Cota Martinez
Visiting Graduate Student

ICIMAV, Chihuahua, Mexico

Room 13-4025

Research field: Magnetotransport in thin films

Cassie (Yixuan) Song
Graduate Student

M.Eng in Materials Science, University of Oxford

Room 13-4037

Research field: Ferrimagnetic iron garnets for applications in spintronics

Tingyu Su
Graduate Student in MechE

B.S.,University of Science and Technologyof China, Hefei, Anhui, China

Room 13-4037

Research field: Ferroelectric and Magnetic Materials and Nanocomposites

Zehao Sun
Graduate Student

B.S., Peking University, China

Room 13-4025

Research field: Block copolymer self-assembly​

A list of alumni is available here.