XSEDE Scholars Program 2012-2013
Ms. Vehstedt was born and raised in Westchester, New York. She attended Tulane University, where she studied Physics, Mathematics, and French. She completed her undergraduate research in experimental condensed matter physics under the advisement of Prof. Zhiqiang Mao. Since 2010 she has been pursuing her Ph. D. in theoretical condensed matter physics at Texas A&M University with Prof. Jairo Sinova. She is currently a Marie Curie visiting research fellow at the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic under the supervision of Prof. Tomas Jungwirth. Her previous research focused primarily on Ruthenates and other transition metal oxides, as well as FeSe-type novel superconductors. Her current research interests lie in theoretical condensed matter, specifically the relationship between physical and electronic structure and properties in the strong spin - orbit coupling regime. She aims to continue her research as a bridge between analytic, numerical, and experimental efforts to improve the understanding of spin dynamics and strongly-correlated systems.