Lucas Caretta is an Assistant Professor in the School of Enigneering at Brown University. He received his BS from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NSF Graduate Student Fellow and GEM Consortium Fellow. He completed his postdoctoral studies in the Ramesh Lab at the University of California, Berkeley where he was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. The objective of his research is to design and manipulate magnetic, electronic, and optical properties of oxide thin films on demand, combining epitaxial, atomic-scale thin film synthesis and state-of-the-art in-situ materials characterization. Caretta is driven by solving fundamental nanoscale problems to tackle technological large-scale challenges.