Welcome to my webpage!

I am excited to start as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I am building a research group that uses a combination of density functional theory, group theoretic methods, and model Hamiltonian-based approaches to investigate structurally and electronically complex oxide materials, such as ferroelectrics, charge/orbital-ordered systems, and quantum magnets. A particular focus is on systems where multiple structural and/or electronic order parameters are active, giving rise to novel properties or functionality.

Recent News

  • September 15, 2018: Beth receives a Faculty Seed Grant from NJIT to support expanding her research program into the area of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites for photovoltaic applications.
  • September 1, 2018: We recieve a research allocation at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials computer cluster at Brookhaven National Lab.
  • August 15, 2018: New PhD student Aneer Lamichhane joins the group.
  • August 5, 2018: Beth attends the Multiferroics and Magnetoelectric Materials Gordon Research Conference at Bates College in Maine, and presents a poster.
  • May 21, 2018: Gerassimos Giannoulis from Ramapo College of New Jersey joins the group for the summer as an Undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Gerassimos!
  • March 14, 2018: Sriram Poyyapakkam Ramkumar joins the group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Welcome Sriram!
  • March 5, 2018: Beth gives a contributed talk at the APS March Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.
  • November 22, 2017: A paper with my collaborators at Stanford on the Hubbard-Holstein model is published in PRB!
  • November 4, 2017: Beth gives an invited talk at the APS Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, held at NJIT.
  • September 1, 2017: The Nowadnick group is formed!