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Dereje Seifu

Dr. Dereje Seifu

Professor, Physics

Office: Dixon Research Center 106/105
Phone: (443) 885-4560
Dereje.Seifu@morgan.edu

Research Interests: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.The research at the nanoscience and nanotechnology laboratory is directed at understanding:
  • magnetostrictive materials with the goal of developing in situ sensing of damages in various polymer composites;
  • magnetic nanocomposites' enhanced magnetic properties via ferromagnetic proximity induced ferromagnetism in carbonaceous matter with the goal of developing nano-sensors; and
  • multi-layered thin films to tunneling magneto-resistance (TMR) materials in the form of nanowires synthesized by filling vertical standing and substrate supported nanotubes and also by constructing nano-columns through glancing angle deposition. TMR materials with a high enough MR ratio at room temperature can be used for several applications that include sensors, logic gates, and MRAM for quantum computers. TMR in nanowires / nano-columns form is applicable for components in NEMS (nano-electromechanical systems).
Selected Publications (out of 40 peer-reviewed full-length publications, 60 abstracts, 1 book, 2 book chapters, 40 international conference presentations, and 2 patents):
  • "Magnetostrictive particulates of Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe2 integrated into carbon fiber reinforced polymer for structural damage monitoring," D. Seifu*, A.J. Hall, D. Elbert, P. McGuiggan, O.J. Myers, R.C. Budhani, AIP Advances, 10, 075204, 2020.
  • "Cobalt ferrite nanoparticle intercalated carbon nanotubes for a nanomagnetic ultrasensitive sensor of Cr-VI in water," T. Mekuria, S. Khalid, K. Krycka, M. Bleuel, H. Verma, H. Hong, S.P. Karna, D. Seifu*, AIP Advances, 10,[1] 065134, 2020.
  • "Proximity effect tuned magnetic properties in composites of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles of CoFe2O4," H. Verma, T. Mekuria, P. Seck, H. Hong, S. Karna, D. Seifu*, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2020.
  • "Nanowires of Fe/MgO/Fe Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes," D. Seifu*, Nanowires, IntechOpen, 2018.
  • "Multilayered graphene acquires ferromagnetism in proximity with magnetite particles," D. Seifu*, S. Neupane, L. Giri, S.P. Karna, H. Hong, M. Seehra, Applied Physics Letters, 106, 2015.
*Corresponding Author

The Seifu Research Group

Members of the Seifu Research Group

Dr. Dereje Seifu
Principal Research Scientist and Professor of Physics

Mr. Papa Seck
Ph.D. candidate in Computational Physics from ICM graduate Program since January 2017 to Present

Mr. Tassew Mekuria
Ph.D. Candidate in Bioenvironmental Science graduate program sinceAugust 2017 to Present
Dissertation Topic - Functionalized Nanotubes for Bio-Enviromental and Forensic Applications.

Mr. Brook Daba
Master's of Science in Integrated Sciences
2019 to Present
Thesis Topic - Magnetic Properties of Terfonol-D (TbxDy1-xFe2) thin films.

Mr. Faisl Alottebi
Master's of Science in Science candidate since August 2016 to Present
Thesis Topic - Magneto Optics study of Fe/Topological-Insulator/Fe tri-layer system.

Moses Kayondo
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics candidate class of May 2018
Project Topic - Magneto Optics study of Fe/Graphene/Fe tri-layer system.

Tyler Moody
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics candidate class of May 2018
Project Topic - Magneto Optics study of nano-columns of Fe/Bi2Te3/Fe/MgO


Past SRG Members

Dr. Himanshu Verma
Postdoctoral Research Associate from November 2016 to August 2017

Mr. Dennis Aryee
Master of Science in Science (Major Area: Physics) class of May 2017

Mr. Alexander Newman
Master of Science in Science (Major Area: Physics) class of May 2016

Dr. Suman Neupane
Postdoctoral Associate from August 2014 to August 2015

Aron Hadgu
Bachelor of Engineering in EE class of May 2010

Suman Khatiwada, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics class of May 2008

Daniel Kassaye
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics class of May 2008

Niven Mosengue, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics class of May 2006

Brian Holloway
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics class of May 2004

Herman Wibeley
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics class of May 2004

Research Focus

Thin Films and Nanowires

The focus of this research effort is to synthesize and characterize tunneling magneto resistance (TMR) materials in a form of nanowires vertically standing and substrate supported. This is achieved by filling the cylindrical empty interior space in carbon nanotubes and also by constructing nanocolumns through glancing angle deposition. The properties are compared with that of thin films synthesized under similar conditions. TMR materials with high enough MR ratio at room temperature can be used for several applications including sensors, logic gates, and MRAM in quantum computers. Nanowires / nanocolumns form makes it applicable for components in NEMS (nano-electromechanical systems).


Selected Publications

  • D. Aryee, *D. Seifu, Shape Anisotropy and Hybridization Enhanced Magnetization in Nanowires of Fe/MgO/Fe Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2017 - Elsevier (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Newman, Alexander, Suman Khatiwada, Suman Neupane, and *Dereje Seifu. "Nanowires of Fe/multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nanometric thin films of Fe/MgO." Journal of Applied Physics 117, no. 14 (2015): 144302. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Newman, Alexander, and *Dereje Seifu. "Fe/MgO/Fe Tunnel Magneto Resistance Structure." In APS March Meeting Abstracts, vol. 1, p. 1241. 2014. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Aryee, Dennis, and *Dereje Seifu. "Tunnel Magneto Resistance of Fe/Insulator/Fe." In APS March Meeting Abstracts. 2016. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Oliver, F. W., *D. Seifu, E. J. Hoffman, and V. Webb. "Transmission Mössbauer Spectroscopy on Pulsed-Laser-Deposited Thick CoFe 2 O 4 Films." Hyperfine interactions 153, no. 1 (2004): 57-60. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Master of Science in Science (Major Area: Physics) Thesis: Magneto-optics Kerr effect instrumentation Newman, Alexander. Morgan State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015. 10076261. Advisor: Dr. Dereje Seifu 
  • Master of Science in Science (Major Area: Physics) Thesis: TUNNELING MAGNETORESISTANCE IN IRON (Fe) / TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR / IRON (Fe) Aryee, Dennis. Morgan State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017. Advisor: Dr. Dereje Seifu

Nanoparticles coated on Graphene & on Nanotubes

The focus of this research effort is to characterize graphene and carbon nanotubes coated with magnetic nanoparticles. This research is a collaborative effort between SDSM and ARL.
Selected Publications

  • *Seifu, Dereje, Suman Neupane, Lily Giri, Shashi P. Karna, Haiping Hong, and M. S. Seehra. "Multilayered graphene acquires ferromagnetism in proximity with magnetite particles." Applied Physics Letters 106, no. 21 (2015): 212401. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Lily Giri, Haiping Hong, Govind Mallick, Shashi P. Karna, and Mohindar S. Seehra. "Enhanced magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes and multilayer graphene decorated with Co3O4." In Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on, pp. 587-590. IEEE, 2016. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Neupane, Suman, Suman Khatiwada, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Hammad Younes, Haiping Hong, Shashi P. Karna, Samuel G. Hirsch, and Dereje Seifu. "Single-walled carbon nanotubes coated by Fe2O3 nanoparticles with enhanced magnetic properties." ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 3, no. 8 (2014): M39-M44. 
  • Kayondo, Moses, and *Dereje Seifu. "Magnetic Nanoparticles in Non-magnetic CNTs and Graphene." In APS March Meeting Abstracts. 2016. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)

Computational Physics

Ph.D. in Industrial and Computational Mathematics: Density Functional computation of TMR and functionalized graphene and nanotubes Seck, Papa. Morgan State University to be published in 2021. Advisor: Dr. Dereje Seifu

Collaborative Research

This effort is to interact with other STEM disciplines researchers to find the sweet boundary summit.

Coadvisor of MS in Science (Major Area: Biology)

Molecular dynamics investigation of single-walled carbon nanotubes with soluble proteins, A Vahedi-Faridi - 2015 - Advisors: James Wachira, Ph.D. and Dereje Seifu, Ph.D.


Coadvisor of MS in Science (Major Area: Chemistry)

Metal-assisted and microwave accelerated-evaporative crystallization: Application to lysozyme protein, Kevin Mauge-Lewis, Master of Science, December 2015. Thesis Chair: Dereje Seifu, Ph.D. Department of Physics. October 2015. _____, Advisors. Kadir Aslan, Ph.D. and Dereje Seifu, Ph.D.


Thesis chair of MS in Science (Major Area: Chemistry)

Crystallization of L-glutathione on iCrystal plates using metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization and a mono-mode microwave, F Alsharari - 2016 - search.proquest.com_____, Chair. Dereje Seifu, Ph.D. _____, Advisor. Kadir Aslan, Ph.D.

Metal-assisted and microwave accelerated-evaporative crystallization: Application to glutathione tripeptide, A Zaakan - 2016 - search.proquest.com ... Aysha Zaakan, Master of Science, May 2016. Thesis Chair: Dereje Seifu, Ph.D. Department of Physics. ... May 2016. _____, Advisor: Kadir Aslan, Ph.D.


Thesis chair for Ph.D. in Bioenvironmental Science

Enzymatic signal amplification using plasmonic nanostructures for applications in bioenvironmental science and engineering, B Abel - 2015 - search.proquest.com. Kadir Aslan, Ph.D., Research Advisor _____. Dereje Seifu, Ph.D.,Committee Chair

Development of rapid analysis system based on microwave-accelerated bioassay technique for point-of-care applications, M Mohammed - 2015 - search.proquest.com... Kadir Aslan, Ph.D., Research Advisor _____. Dereje Seifu, Ph.D.,Committee Chair

Synthesis, anion sensing and DNA binding properties of Schiff Base derivatives of 2-amino-6 methoxybenzothiazole and other commercially available reagents, BG Barare - 2016 - search.proquest.com... Kadir Aslan, Ph.D., Research Advisor _____. Dereje Seifu, Ph.D.,Committee Chair

Thesis committee member for Ph.D. in Bioenvironmental Science

Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystalization, Zainab Boone-Kukoyi, Doctor of Philosophy, January 2018

SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL PROBES FOR SELECTIVE ANION SENSING, Solomon Tadesse, Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenvironmental Science, December 2017

RAPID ASSESSMENT OF BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES IN RESOURCE-LIMITED SETTINGS, Enock Bonyi, Doctor of Philosophy, May 2017

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (Full Length Papers Only)

  • *Seifu, Dereje, Suman Neupane, Lily Giri, Shashi P. Karna, Haiping Hong, and M. S. Seehra. "Multilayered graphene acquires ferromagnetism in proximity with magnetite particles." Applied Physics Letters 106, no. 21 (2015): 212401. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Lily Giri, Haiping Hong, Govind Mallick, Shashi P. Karna, and Mohindar S. Seehra. "Enhanced magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes and multilayer graphene decorated with Co3O4." In Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on, pp. 587-590. IEEE, 2016. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • D. Aryee, *D. Seifu, Shape Anisotropy and Hybridization Enhanced Magnetization in Nanowires of Fe/MgO/Fe Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2017 - Elsevier (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Newman, Alexander, Suman Khatiwada, Suman Neupane, and *Dereje Seifu. "Nanowires of Fe/multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nanometric thin films of Fe/MgO." Journal of Applied Physics 117, no. 14 (2015): 144302. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Mauge-Lewis, Kevin, Brittney Gordon, Fareeha Syed, Saarah Syed, Enock Bonyi, Muzaffer Mohammed, Eric A. Toth, Dereje Seifu, and Kadir Aslan. "Crystallization of Lysozyme on Metal Surfaces Using a Monomode Microwave System." Nano Biomed. Eng 8, no. 2 (2016): 60-71. 
  • Neupane, Suman, Suman Khatiwada, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Hammad Younes, Haiping Hong, Shashi P. Karna, Samuel G. Hirsch, and Dereje Seifu. "Single-walled carbon nanotubes coated by Fe2O3 nanoparticles with enhanced magnetic properties." ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 3, no. 8 (2014): M39-M44.
  • Neupane, Suman, Haiping Hong, Lily Giri, Shashi P. Karna, and Dereje Seifu. "Enhanced magnetic properties of graphene coated with Fe2O3 nanoparticles." Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology 15, no. 9 (2015): 6690-6694.
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Govind Mallick, and Shashi P. Karna. "Nanomagnetics-magnetic Nanoparticles Filled Carbon Nanotubes." Nanotechnology Research Journal 6, no. 1 (2013): 31. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Khatiwada S, *Seifu D. Low temperature 151 Eu and 57 Fe Mössbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO 3. ICAME 2007. 2009:1269-75. [PS: 1st author is my undergraduate research student who received Ph.D. in Material Science from Rice University in 2013.] (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Yousef Hijji, Gary Hirsch, and Shashi P. Karna. "Chemical method of filling carbon nanotubes with magnetic material." Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 320, no. 3 (2008): 312-315. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, and Shashi P. Karna. "High Yield Magnetic Nanoparticles Filled Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes using Pulsed Laser Deposition." In Nanotechnology, 2008. NANO'08. 8th IEEE Conference on, pp. 778-779. IEEE, 2008. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Lazlo Takacs, and Abebe Kebede. "151 Eu and 57 Fe Mössbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO 3." Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials 302, no. 2 (2006): 479-483. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • *Seifu, Dereje, and F. Li. "Mössbauer Study of Nano‚ÄźCrystalline Thin Films of Fe-Zr-O." physica status solidi (a) 189, no. 3 (2002): 731-734. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Seifu, D., Kebede, A., Oliver, F., Hoffman, E., Hammond, E., Wynter, C., Aning, A., Takacs, L., Sui, I., Walker, J., "Evidence of ferrimagnetic ordering in FeMnO3 produced by mechanical alloying.", J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 212, pp 178-182, 2000. 
  • Seifu, D., Oliver, F., Hoffman, E., Aning, A., Suresh, V., Seehra, M., "Magnetic properties of nanoscale Sm0.25Zr0.75Fe3 produced by mechanical alloying.", J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Matter, 189, pp 305-309, 1998. 
  • *Seifu, Dereje, Frederick W. Oliver, E. Hoffman, A. Aning, V. Suresh Babu, Mohindar S. Seehra, and Robert M. Catchings. "Study of mechanical alloying of Sm and Fe." Journal of applied physics 81, no. 8 (1997): 5805-5807. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Oliver, F.W., Seifu, D., et al, "Transmission Mössbauer Spectroscopy on Pulsed-Laser-Deposited Thick CoFe2O4 Films.", Hyperfine Interactions, 153, 57, 2004.
  • Hoffman, E., Hill, H.G.M., Nuth III, J.A, and Seifu, D., "Mössbauer spectra of circumstellar silicate dust analogs used as a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst.", Hyperfine Interaction, 5,419-22, 2002.
  • Wynter, C.I., May, L., Oliver, F.W., Hoffman, E., Seifu, D., and Hall, J.A, "57Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Coal with Different Caloric Values.", Hyperfine Interaction, 5, 479-82, 2002.
  • Oliver, F.W., Seifu, D., et al, "Magnetic properties of bulk EuxCa1-xMnO3.", J. of Applied Physics, 85, 8, 1999.
  • Oliver, F.W., Seifu, D., Hoffman, E., Chrisey, D.B., Horwitz, J.S., and Dorsey, P.C., "Transmission Mössbauer Spectroscopy on Pulsed Laser Deposited Thick Spinel Ferrite Films.", Appl.. Physics Letters, 75, 8, 1999.
  • Hoffman, E., Seifu, D., Oliver, F.W., "Axtell and Allende: A Mössbauer Spectroscopic Comparison. Meteoritics & Planetary Science.", 35, 431-4, 2000.
  • Hoffman, E., Jones, R., Donato, L., Seifu, D., and Oliver, F.W., "Mössbauer Spectroscopy of the Colony Meteorite. Il Nuovo Cimento", 23, 2, 2000.
  • Seifu, D., "Energy of ordered and disordered copper-gold alloys." Ph.D., Dissertation (1994). 
  • *Seifu, Dereje, and P. Mikusik. ENERGY BAND STRUCTURE OF Cr BY THE SLATER-KOSTEH INTERPOLATION SCHEME•. No. IC--86/66. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 1986. (*Author to whom correspondence should be send)
  • Seifu, "D., Energy Band Structure of Cr by the Slater-Koster Interpolation Scheme", M.Sc. Thesis, AAU (1985).

Book Chapter

  • Szalkowski, Percy. Carbon Nanotubes: Select Army Research Laboratory Studies. Nova Science Publ., 2013.

PUBLICATIONS (Abstracts)

  • Seck, P., Seifu, D., "Shape anisotropy and hybridization enhanced magnetization in nanowires" ,NANOENERGY 2017 (4th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications) , 2017, Finland 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Proximity Induced magnetism in Graphene for Energy Storage Application" , NANOENERGY 2017 (4th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications) , 2017, Finland 
  • Aryee, D. and Seifu, D., Tunnel Magneto Resistance of Fe/Insulator/Fe, In APS March Meeting Abstracts, 2016. 
  • Kayondo, M., and Seifu, D. , "Magnetic Nanoparticles in Non-magnetic CNTs and Graphene." In APS March Meeting Abstracts, 2016. 
  • Jackson, K.H., Williams, C., Seifu, D. and Negresse, E.. Development of Novel Magnetic Metal Oxide Thin Films and Carbon Nanotube Materials for Potential Device Applications. Morgan State University Baltimore United States, 2016. 
  • Jackson, K.H., Williams, C., Seifu, D. and Negresse, E.. Development of Novel Magnetic Metal Oxide Films and Carbon Nanotube Materials for Magnetic Device Applications. Morgan State University Baltimore Maryland, United States, 2015. 
  • Newman, A. and Seifu, D., March. Fe/MgO/Fe Tunnel Magneto Resistance Structure. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1241), 2014. 
  • Salomon, Vallery, and Seifu, Dereje . "Fe/Bi2Te3/Fe Tunneling Magneto-Resistance with topological insulator barrier." In APS March Meeting Abstracts, vol. 1, p. 1242. 2014. 
  • Knock, D., Pough, K., Kebede, A. and Seifu, D., March. Magnetic Properties of Iron Chalcogenide Superconducting Materials for Energy Storage Applications. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1151), 2013. 
  • Gamble, R., Lewis, D., Seifu, D., Camacho, J., Strongin, M. and Zhang, L., March. Microstructure and Transport Studies of Functionalized Graphene. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1030) , 2011. 
  • Seifu, D. and Karna, S., March. Magnetic Carbon Nanotubes: Materials Development and Property Characterization. In APS Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 36013). 2009. 
  • Khatiwada, S. and Seifu, D., March. Low Temperature Study of Mechanically Alloyed EuFeO3. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1104), 2008. 
  • Seifu, D. and Karana, S., "Hig- yield Magnetic Nanoparticles Filling of CNTs with PLD", Army Science Conf., Orlando, FL, 2008. 
  • Seifu, D.and Karana, S., "Hig- yield Nanoparticles Filling of CNTs with PLD", IEEE Nano, Austin, TX, 2008. 
  • Seifu, D., "Pictures in Quantum Mechanics.", American Association of Physics Teachers, 2008.
  • Seifu, D., "Low Temperature 151Eu & 57Fe Mossbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO3.", International Conference of Mossbauer Effect, 2007.
  • Seifu, D., "Filling nanotubes with magnetic material.", 3rd Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, 2007.
  • Seifu, D., and Shashi K., Nanomagnetics. Morgan State University Baltimore Maryland, 2006. 
  • Seifu, D., and Karana, S., "Nanomagnetics.", Army Research Laboratory Technical Report, 2005. 
  • Seifu, D., and Laszlo T., "^ 151Eu and^ 57Fe Mössbauer study of EuFeO_3." In APS March Meeting Abstracts. 2004. 
  • Getaneh, M., Seifu D., Kebede, A., and Guebre Tessema. "Properties of Fe-Zr-O films." In APS March Meeting Abstracts, vol. 1, p. 1207. 2004. 
  • Oliver, F., Hoffman, E., Seifu, D. and Banks, J., March. Transmission Mössbauer Spectroscopy on Pulsed Laser Deposited Mn-Zn Ferrite Thick Magnetic Films. In APS Meeting Abstracts, 2004. 
  • Kebede, A., Tessema, G.X., Seifu, D. and Getaneh, M., March. Effects of Chemical Substitution on Properties of Bi-based High temperature Superconductors. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1154), 2004. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mechanically alloyed EuFeO3.", International Conference on Magnetism, 2003. 
  • Seifu, D., Holloway, B., Oliver, F., Hoffman, E. and May, L., March. Moessbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO_3. In APS Meeting Abstracts, 2002. 
  • Seifu, D., "Mechanical Alloying.", International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, Sept. 2001. 23. Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer Study of Nano-Crystalline Thin Films of Fe-Zr-O.", First Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Sept. 2001.
  • Seifu, D., Kebede, A., Oliver, F.W., Hoffman, E., Hammond, E., Wynter, C., Anning, A., Takacs, L., Siu, I.L., Walker, J.C. and Tessema, G., March. Ferrimagnetic Ordering in FeMnO3 Produced by Mechanical Alloying. In APS Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 36041), 2000.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mossbauer study of nano-crystalline thin films of Fe-Zr-O.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 2000.
  • Oliver, F. W, Seifu, D., et al, "Magnetization and Mössbauer Measurements on EuMn2O5.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 2000.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Magnetic properties of FeMnO3.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 1999.
  • Kebede, A., Foster, D., Seifu, D. and Oliver, F.W., November. Magnetic Properties of Eu_1-xCa_xMnO_3. In APS Southeastern Section Meeting Abstracts, 1999. 
  • Oliver, F. W, Seifu, D., et al, "Mossbauer and magnetic studies of Eu2/3Ca1/3MnO3.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 1999.
  • Hoffman, E., Seifu, D., and Oliver, F.W., 1998. Axtell and Allende: Mössbauer Spectroscopic Comparison. 1999. Lunar and Planetary Science Conf. 30.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Magnetic properties of nanoscale Sm0.25Zr0.75Fe3 produced by mechanical alloying.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 1998. 
  • Kebede, A., Oliver, F.W., Seifu, D., et al, "Investigation on bulk EuxCa1-xMnO3 .", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 1998. 
  • Oliver, F.W., Seifu, D., et al, "Transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy on pulsed laser deposited thick magnetic films.", March 1998. 
  • Hoffman, E., Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer spectroscopic analysis of two similar meteorites, Allende an Axtell.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, March 1998.
  • Allen, M., and Seifu, D., "Giant Magneto Resistance.", National Technical Association, 1998. 
  • Conner, D., and Seifu, D., "Nanoscale magnetic particles.", National Technical Association, 1998.
  • Seifu, D., "Mechanical Alloying.", National Technical Association, Winter 1998. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Nanoscale Sm-Zr-Fe produced by mechanical alloying.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 42, No. 6, 1997. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer Study of Sm-Zr-Fe.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 42, No. 1, 172 , 1997.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer Study of SmFe3.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, 256, 1996.
  • Oliver, F.W., Hoffman, E., Seifu, D., et al, "A Mössbauer Study of the Effects of Neutron Irradiation on a High Temperature Superconductor.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, 340, 1996. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Study of Mechanically Alloyed SmFe3", Proceedings of the 41st AnnualConference on Magnetism & Magn etic Materials.", 248, 1996.
  • Seifu, D. et al, "Mössbauer & SEM Study of the Axtel Meteorite", Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Industrial Application of the Mössbauer Effect.", ISIAME, 1996.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Total Energy of Ordered and Disordered CuAu.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 39, No. 1, 746, 1994.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Total Energy of Ordered and Disordered CucAu1-c Alloys.", Bull. of the American Physical Society, Vol. 38, No. 1, 251, 1993. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Energy Band Structure of Chromium.", International Center For Theoretical Physics Internal Report, IC/86/66, Trieste, Italy, April, 1986.
Presentations
  • Seifu, D., "Shape anisotropy and hybridization enhanced magnetization in nanowires" ,NANOENERGY 2017 (4th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications) , 2017, Finland 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Proximity Induced magnetism in Graphene for Energy Storage Application" , NANOENERGY 2017 (4th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications) , 2017, Finland 
  • Seifu, Dereje, Lily Giri, Haiping Hong, Govind Mallick, Shashi P. Karna, and Mohindar S. Seehra. "Enhanced magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes and multilayer graphene decorated with Co3O4." In Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference Sendai, Japan,. IEEE, 2016. 
  • Aryee, D. and Seifu, D., Tunnel Magneto Resistance of Fe/Insulator/Fe, In American Physical Society March Meeting, 2016. 
  • Kayondo, M., and Seifu, D. , "Magnetic Nanoparticles in Non-magnetic CNTs and Graphene." In American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2016. 
  • Newman, A. and Seifu, D., March. Fe/MgO/Fe Tunnel Magneto Resistance Structure. In American Physical Society March Meeting, Denver, CO, 2014. 
  • Salomon, Vallery, and Seifu, Dereje . "Fe/Bi2Te3/Fe Tunneling Magneto-Resistance with topological insulator barrier." In American Physical Society March Meeting Denver, CO, 2014. 
  • Knock, D., Pough, K., Kebede, A. and Seifu, D., March. Magnetic Properties of Iron Chalcogenide Superconducting Materials for Energy Storage Applications. In American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2013. 
  • Seifu, D., "Nanomagnets and nanowires", Physics Colloqium at Michigan Technological University, 2012.
  • Seifu, D., "Nanomagnets and nanowires", Physics Colloqium at Howard University, 2012.
  • Gamble, R., Lewis, D., Seifu, D., Camacho, J., Strongin, M. and Zhang, L., March. Microstructure and Transport Studies of Functionalized Graphene. In American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, Texas , 2011. 
  • Seifu, D. and Karana, S., "Magnetic Carbon Nanotubes: Materials Development and Property Characterization" American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Porland, OR, March 2009. 
  • Seifu, D. and Karana, S., "Hig- yield Magnetic Nanoparticles Filling of CNTs with PLD", Army Science Conf., Orlando, FL, 2008. 
  • Seifu, D. and Karana, S., "Hig- yield Nanoparticles Filling of CNTs with PLD", IEEE Nano, Austin, TX, 2008. 
  • Seifu, D., "Pictures in Quantum Mechanics.", American Association of Physics Teachers, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2008.
  • Seifu, D., "Low Temperature 151Eu & 57Fe Mossbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO3.", International Conference of Mossbauer Effect, Kanpur, India, 2007.
  • Seifu, D., "Filling nanotubes with magnetic material.", 3rd Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Franfurt, Germany, 2007.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mechanically alloyed EuFeO3.", International Conference on Magnetism, Rome, Italy, August 2003. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO3.", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 2002.
  • Seifu, D., "Mechanical Alloying", Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, January 2002. 
  • Seifu, D., "Mechanical Alloying.", International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, Oxford, UK, September 2001.
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mössbauer Study of Nano-Crystalline Thin Films of Fe-Zr-O.", First Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Seeheim, Germany, September 2001. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Ferrimagnetic Ordering in FeMnO3 Produced by Mechanical Alloying.", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Minneapolis, MN, March 2000. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Mossbauer study of nano-crystalline thin films of Fe-Zr-O.", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Minneapolis, MN, March 2000. 
  • Seifu, D., et al, "Magnetic properties of FeMnO3.", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1999. 
  • Seifu, D., "Rare Earth Mechanical Alloys of Fe.", Annual conference of National Society of Black Physicists, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1999. 
  • Seifu, D., "Magnetic properties of nanoscale Sm0.25Zr0.75Fe3 produced by mechanical alloying. ", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 1998. 
  • Seifu, D., "Mechanical alloying. ", National Technical Association (NTA), Philadelphia, PA, November 1997. 
  • Seifu, D., "Rare-earth alloys of iron produced by mechanical alloying. ", National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), Lexington, KY, February 1997. 
  • Seifu, D., "Nanoscale Sm0.25Zr0.75Fe3 produced by mechanical alloying", International Conference on Computational Physics , Santa Cruz, CA, August 1997. 
  • Seifu, D., "Study of Mechanically Alloyed SmFe3 ", 41st Annual Conference on Magnetism & Magnetic Materials, Atlanta, Ga, November 1996. 
  • Seifu, D., "Mössbauer Study of SmFe3", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, St. Louis, MO, March 1996. 
  • Seifu, D., "Total Energy of Ordered and Disordered CuAu ", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1994. 
  • Seifu, D., "Total Energy of Ordered and Disordered CucAu1-c ", American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Seattle, WA, March 1993.
Research Facilities

Magnetron DC / RF Sputtering

This instrument was acquired by Dr. Dereje Seifu from his NSF-MRI grant in 2010.

Magnetron DC / RF Sputtering

Magneto Optic Effect Instrumentation

This instrument was built by Dr. Dereje Seifu using his NSF-MRI grant.

Magneto Optic Effect Instrumentation

Atomic / Magnetic Force Microscopy

This instrument was acquired by Dr. Dereje Seifu using his second NSF-MRI grant award in 2013.

Atomic / Magnetic Force Microscopy