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Durga Paudyal

Ames National Lab

Scientist II

Durga Paudyal is an Ames Laboratory Scientist and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Iowa State University. Formerly, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and an Assistant Scientist at the same lab. His research experience is in the field of rare earth magnetism, including permanent magnets, magnetocaloric effect, quantum materials, and quantum information science.

He has more than 116 high impact publications in reputed journals, and he has given more than 52 invited presentations and panel discussions for various conferences and reviewed more than 250 high impact research papers and funding proposals; he has been the principal investigator for various projects at the Critical Materials Institute and Ames National Laboratory. Paudyal is an editorial board member for Frontiers of Quantum Materials and Materials Science and a regular member of the American Physical Society.

He has also supervised more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scientists. He has also organized various workshops and symposia and served as a program committee member for various conferences and workshops. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Materials Physics.


Discovery of rare-earth lean high-performance hexaferrites to neo-magnets

We present here our newly discovered crystallographic site substituted high-performance hexaferrites to rare-earth cobalt to neo magnets applicable in vehicle, wind turbine, magnetic cooling, and other household technologies.

The research is supported by the Critical Materials Institute, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office.

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