Amanda Karen Petford
|Alma mater||University College London (BSc) |
University of Oxford (DPhil)
|Institutions||Northwestern University |
Argonne National Lab
Arizona State University
|Thesis||Structural studies of various β-aluminas (1984)|
|Doctoral advisor||Colin Humphreys|
Education and early careerEdit
Petford-Long studied physics at University College London, graduating in 1981. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford in 1985 for research on Beta-alumina solid electrolytes supervised by Colin Humphreys. She was a postgraduate student at St. Cross College, Oxford.
Career and researchEdit
Petford-Long served as Professor at Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 2002. She worked on spray coated nanocomposite materials and magnetic nanoparticles and used an atom probe. She was the only woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2005. Petford-Long moved to Argonne National Laboratory in 2005.
She served as director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials from 2010 to 2014, developing new techniques for nanoscale characterisation. She delivered a lecture for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology in 2014.
She has explored the microstructure and magnetic field properties in multiferroic tunnel junctions. She works with Jacqueline Johnson on fluorozirconate glass for novel ceramics, using pulsed laser deposition to fabricate thin films. She has demonstrated that nanoparticle crystallisation impacts the optical properties of the glass ceramics. Pulsed laser deposition allows her to control the distribution of europium dopants and the nanocrystalline phase behaviour. The applications include up and down-converters for solar cells. She discussed their work on NPR in 2018.
Petford-Long develops in situ magnetised Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to study magnetic thin film structures. She uses Lorentz transmission electron microscopy to identify the micromagnetic behaviour. She created skyrmions, chiral spin structures with no net charge. They used an ion-beam, allowing them to make skyrmion-like structures at a variety of length scales. She showed that non-repeating patterns in quasicrystals could be used to store information.
She serves as chair of the American Physical Society Division of Materials Physics from 2018 to 2019. She serves on the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices at Trinity College Dublin. She is Chair of the Argonne National Laboratory Chief Research Officer Council. She is an advocate for women in engineering and has been involved in initiatives to inspire young girls to choose engineering at college.
Awards and honorsEdit
Petford-Long is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Microscopical Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. She was elected a Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory.
- Smith, D. J.; Petford-Long, A. K.; Wallenberg, L. R.; Bovin, J. -O. (1986). "Dynamic Atomic-Level Rearrangements in Small Gold Particles". Science. 233 (4766): 872–875. doi:10.1126/science.233.4766.872. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17752214.
- Petford-Long, Amanda (1984). Structural studies of various β-aluminas. ora.ox.ac.uk (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 882116406. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.580783.
- "Amanda K. Petford Long | Argonne National Laboratory". anl.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "TMS 2015: Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Continuing Education". tms.org. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Old News Oxford Materials". materials.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Previous Projects Oxford Materials". materials.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Appendix B: University of Oxford". wtec.org. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Atom Probe Group - 2006 Publications". atomprobe.materials.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Departmental News and Press Articles from before 2010 Oxford Materials". materials.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "'It is nice to have that outside acknowledgement'". Times Higher Education (THE). 2005-07-22. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- C2ST TV, The Nature of Nano - Amanda K. Petford-Long, Adam Khan, retrieved 2018-12-10
- "Immersion in the Nanoworld". The Chicago Council on Science and Technology. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Correlating Microstructure, Transport and Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Tunnel Junction Structures — Northwestern Scholars". scholars.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "NSF Award Search: Award#1001381 - Study of the Evolution of Nanoparticle Crystallization and Optical Properties in Glass Ceramics". nsf.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "ANL Salary/Fringe Designer Glass Ceramics — Northwestern Scholars". scholars.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Study of the Evolution of Nanoparticle Crystallization and Optical Properties in Glass Ceramics — Northwestern Scholars". scholars.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Dangler, Doug (2018-03-31). "Amanda Petford-Long: Let's Get Small". Craft: Exploring Creativity. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Amanda K Petford-Long — Northwestern Scholars". scholars.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Atrium, 1080 Physics Research Building-Smith Seminar Room- reception at 3:30pm in the (2018-01-10). "Colloquium - Amanda Petford-Long (Argonne National Laboratory) - Exploring the Local Behavior of Magnetic Nanostructures via Lorentz TEM". Department of Physics. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Phatak, Charudatta; Heinonen, Olle; De Graef, Marc; Petford-Long, Amanda (2016). "Nanoscale Skyrmions in a Nonchiral Metallic Multiferroic: Ni2MnGa". Nano Letters. 16 (7): 4141–4148. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01011. ISSN 1530-6984.
- "Skyrmions created with a special spiral". phys.org. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Phatak, C.; Petford-Long, A. K.; Zhang, S. (2016). "Creation of artificial skyrmions and antiskyrmions by anisotropy engineering". Scientific Reports. 6: 31248. doi:10.1038/srep31248. ISSN 2045-2322. PMC 4978955. PMID 27507196.
- "Energy cascades in quasicrystals trigger an avalanche of discovery". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Petford-Long, Amanda | Faculty | Northwestern Engineering". mccormick.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Management and Governance - CRANN - Trinity College Dublin". tcd.ie. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Manyeh, Vandy (2017-02-28). "COD inaugurates women in STEM career day". The Courier. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "How female engineering students view masculinity of typical engineer might explain piece of gender gap". The University of Kansas. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "Finding right formula for family and science". chronicle.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-10.