Alexander Khitun is a Research Engineer and a Cooperating Research Professor with the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center and Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at UCR. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1999 – 2011, he worked at a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Engineer at UCLA. His research interests are in spin waves and magnonic devices for memory and logic applications, magnetic devices for biomedical applications, phonons and thermal transport in low-dimensional materials. He has published over 100 technical journal papers, numerous conference proceedings, and he holds multiple patents in the magnonic device field.