Professor Caroline Ross works on magnetic, ferroelectric, and multiferroic materials, primarily oxide thin films, for device applications; magneto-optical films for integrated photonics; and oxide nanocomposites and self-assembly of block copolymers for nanoscale lithography and fabrication. 


Professor Ross attended Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, where she obtained a BA in 1985 and a PhD in 1988 in materials science, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Before joining MIT in 1997, she was an engineer at Komag in Silicon Valley, where she developed hard disk data storage technology. She teaches classes on the structure of materials and magnetic materials.

Awards & Honors

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fellow, Materials Research Society
Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement in MIT Education
Fellow, American Physical Society
Joseph Lane Award for Excellence in Teaching