Faculty - Streubel

Robert Streubel

Robert Streubel

Robert Streubel
Assistant Professor

Physics & Astronomy
310C Jorgensen Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0299
Office: (402) 472-6933


  • Technische Universität Chemnitz, Ph.D., Physics, Summa cum laude (2011-2015)
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Masters, Physics (2006-2011)

Research Interests

I am facilitating and advancing state-of-the-art nano fabrication, x-rays, electron and scanning probe techniques (with emphasis on imaging) to explore three-dimensional (3D) nano magnetism, including curved geometries, chiral spin textures, and non equilibrium magnetic materials.

Honors & Awards

  • Invited participant at 2017 CREDITS retreat
  • Review on "Magnetism in curved geometries" selected for inclusion in "Highlights of 2016" of J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.
  • 2016 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus-Plakette
  • 2015 Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Prize


  • “Perspective: Ferromagnetic Liquids,” Materials (2020).
  • ”Skyrmion fluctuations at a first-order phase transition boundary, Applied Physics Letters (2020).
  • ”Launching a new dimension with 3D magnetic nanostructures (Perspective)”, APL Materials (2020).
  • ”Itinerant ferromagnetism and intrinsic anomalous Hall effect in amorphous iron-germanium,” Physical Review B (2020).
  • ”Generation and stability of structurally imprinted target skyrmions in magnetic multilayers,” Applied Physics Letter (2019).
  • ”Reconfigurable ferromagnetic liquid droplets,” Science (2019).
  • ”Origin of enhanced anisotropy in FePt-C granular films revealed by XMCD,” Applied Physics Letters (2019).
  • ”Magnetization reversal and local switching fields of ferromagnetic Co/Pd microtubes with radial magnetization,” Physical Review B (2019).
  • ”X-ray ptychography on low-dimensional hard-condensed matter materials (Review),” Applied Physics Reviews (2019).
  • ”Textured heterogeneity in square artificial spin ice,” Physical Review B (2019).
  • ”Spatial and temporal correlations of XY macro spins,” Nano Letters (2018).
  • ”Experimental Evidence of Chiral Ferrimagnetism in Amorphous GdCo Films,” Advanced Materials (2018).
  • ”Hartmann characterization of the PEEM-3 aberration-corrected X-ray photoemission electron microscope,” Ultramicroscopy (2018).
  • ”Nanosecond X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy on Magnetic Skyrmions,” Physical Review Letters (2017).
  • ”Vortex circulation patterns in planar microdisk arrays,” Applied Physics Letters (2017).
  • ”Three-dimensional nanomagnetism (Review),” Nature Communications (2017).
  • ”Polarization driven conductance variations at charged ferroelectric domain walls,” Nanoscale (2017).
  • ”Magnetism in curved geometries (Review),” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2016).
  • ”Magnetically Patterned Rolled-Up Exchange Bias Tubes: A Paternoster for Superparamagnetic Beads,” ACS Nano (2016).
  • ”Vortex circulation and polarity patterns in closely packed cap arrays,” Applied Physics Letters (2016).
  • ”Reconfigurable Large-Area Magnetic Vortex Circulation Patterns,” Physical Review B (2015).
  • ”Magnetization dynamics of imprinted non-collinear spin textures,” Applied Physics Letters (2015).
  • ”Retrieving spin textures on curved magnetic thin films with full-field soft X-ray microscopies,” Nature Communications (2015).
  • ”Manipulating Topological States by Imprinting Non-Collinear Spin Textures,” Scientific Reports (2015).
  • ”Imaging of Buried 3D Magnetic Rolled-up Nanomembranes,” Nano Letters (2014).
  • ”Rolled-up permalloy nanomembranes with multiple windings,” SPIN (2013).
  • ”Magnetic microstructure of rolled-up single-layer ferromagnetic nanomembranes,” Advanced Materials (2013).
  • Strain-mediated elastic coupling in magnetoelectric nickel/barium-titanate heterostructures,” Physical Review B (2013).
  • ”Fuel-free locomotion of janus motors: Magnetically induced thermophoresis,” ACS Nano (2012).
  • ”Equilibrium magnetic states in individual hemispherical permalloy caps,” Applied Physics Letters (2012).
  • ”Printable giant magnetoresistive devices,” Advanced Materials (2012).
  • ”Magnetically capped rolled-up nanomembranes,” Nano Letters (2012).
  • ”Magnetic vortices on closely packed spherically curved surfaces,” Physical Review B (2012).
  • ”Out-of-surface vortices in spherical shells,” Physical Review B (2012).
  • ”Catalytic janus motors on microfluidic chip: Deterministic motion for targeted cargo delivery,” ACS Nano (2012).

Volunteer Experience

  • Founding Board Member
    • Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association
    • April 2016 - December 2018
  • Board Member
    • Advanced Light Source Users’ Executive Committee
    • January 2016 - December 2018
  • Reviewer
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation, 2018 - Present
    • Science Magazine, 2019 - Present
    • Nature Research (Publishing), 2017 - Present
    • American Physical Society (APS Physics), 2019 - Present
    • Institute of Physics, 2018 - Present
    • American Institute of Physics, 2020 - Present
    • Elsevier, 2018 - Present
    • Wiley, 2019 - Present