Dr. Jun Cui is a Senior Scientist at the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division at Ames Laboratory. Jun is also an Associate Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University. He earned his PhD degree in Solid Mechanics from the University of Minnesota. He was a Lead Scientist at GE Global Research Center Niskayuna till 2010, and Senior Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory till 2015. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal publications with > 3,500 citations and an “h-index” of 29 and 9 issued U.S. patents. His present research focuses on the development of magnetic materials for energy efficiency applications.