# 2020 News

## Seongshik Oh receives MURI award

Mar 30, 2020

Seongshik (Sean) Oh has received a highly competitive MURI (multidisciplinary university research initiative) award from the Department of Defense, jointly with a team of scientists from 6 other institutions.

The research program, entitled "Implementation of axion electrodynamics in topological films and devices" will employ axions, a heretofore purely theoretical concept, now realized by Sean and his team in 2016 when they demonstrated that axion electrodynamics can be implemented on thin film topological insulators.  The team is one of only 26 teams chosen out of 365 proposals selected this year, and will receive a total award of over  $6M, of which ~$1M will come to Sean's group.  Way to go Sean!

(3-30-2020)